Monthly Archives: June 2011

Technology….

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Once, when creativity struck, I had to move the old mixing desk out of the cupboard, make some space, set it up, and put it away again when the missus and the kids came home….

This is the studio setup now…..

Recording....

It’s a lot easier on the back, not to mention far more “efficient” at catching the creative muse when it appears.

So, blogging has been a bit sparse of late, as I’ve been tinkering with the Apogee gadget which has made the old gear redundant, to a certain extent. Doing some demo’s, maybe stick a few up on here for download, we’ll see.

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Once More Unto the Breach….

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Indeed, dear friends, once more. We’re in the final, that’s it. And it’s now out of my hands…..

Now the boys have to step up. We’ve done all we can to prepare them for this moment, when they enter the “arena” tomorrow, their fate is their own hands. Dramatic, eh! Whatever happens, they’ve done better than I ever hoped when I agreed to help coach them.

Problem is, I’m not sure how we get past our seasons nemesis. Whilst eating dinner tonight, flashbacks of badminton tournaments and opponents far better than I, returned to my memory, along with the feeling of “what the hell do I do now?”

And then I remembered something, my brothers would appreciate and no doubt remind me…..

Saavik…. “Permission to speak freely, sir?”
Kirk…. “Granted.”
Saavik…. “I do not believe this was a fair test of my command abilities.”
Kirk…. “And why not?”
Saavik…. “Because… there was no way to win.”
Kirk…. “A no-win situation is a possibility every commander may face. Has that never occurred to you?”

If I can remember how I overcame those opponents, apply it to the problem I now face and then instill it into the boys, we may stand a chance. I’ve got a few hours to figure it out.

Lastly, continuing the Churchill inspired quotes, they seem somewhat apt…..

Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes you must do what is required. – Winston Churchill

“There’s Gonna Be A Showdown”….

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“Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.”  – Winston Churchill

And so, my coaching season reaches, possibly it’s last weekend, the semi final is this afternoon. The final is tomorrow, should we get past Kamlooops today, against the only team to draw with us, and then manage a win, our seasons nemesis, Vernon. “There’s gonna be a showdown.”, sang Jeff Lynne…..

A place in the provincial playoff is the prize. The charge of whether the boys can pull it off is rapidly leaving my hands, I’ve done all I can, it’s now whether they want to do it or not.

“For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.”  – Winston Churchill