Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Twelve Vlogs of Christmas - Seventh Day

On the Sixth Day of Christmas,

my true love gave to me

Six Jocks-a-PlayingÂ

Five Gold Vloggies

Four Calling Carps

Three French Maids

Two Convent Girls and

a Route to Sustainability.

Thanks to:

Josh on Sports - http://www.joshleo.com/vlog/Â

Galacticast - http://www.galacticast.com/2006/11/13/five-vloggies/

Carp Caviar - http://bottomunion.com/blog/

http://www.frenchmaidtv.c

...More

On the Seventh Day of Christmas,

my true love gave to me

Seven Maps by Daniel

Six Jocks-a-Playing

Five Gold Vloggies

Four Calling Carps

Three French Maids

Two Convent Girls and

a Route to Sustainability.

Thanks to:

Daniel Liss - http://pouringdown.tv/

Josh on Sports - http://www.joshleo.com/vlog/

Galacticast - http://www.galacticast.com/2006/11/13/five-vloggies/

Carp Caviar - http://bottomunion.com/blog/

http://www.frenchmaidtv.com/

Accidental Pilgrims

http://sustainableroute.com/

Merry Christmas

From the Common People
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Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Twelve Vlogs of Christmas - Sixth Day

On the Sixth Day of Christmas,

my true love gave to me

Six Jocks-a-Playing

Five Gold Vloggies

Four Calling Carps

Three French Maids

Two Convent Girls and

a Route to Sustainability.

Thanks to:

Josh on Sports - http://www.joshleo.com/vlog/

Galacticast - http://www.galacticast.com/2006/11/13/five-vloggies/

Carp Caviar - http://bottomunion.com/blog/

http://www.frenchmaidtv.com/

Accidental Pilgrims

http://sustainableroute.com/

Merry Christmas

From the Common People
Formats available: MPEG4 Video (.mp4)

Friday, December 29, 2006

The Twelve Vlogs of Christmas - Fifth Day

On the Fifth Day of Christmas,

my true love gave to me

Five Gold Vloggies

Four Calling Carps

Three French Maids

Two Convent Girls and

a Route to Sustainability.

Galacticast - http://www.galacticast.com/2006/11/13/five-vloggies/

Carp Caviar - http://bottomunion.com/blog/

http://www.frenchmaidtv.com/

Accidental Pilgrims

http://sustainableroute.com/

Merry Christmas

From the Common People

Formats available: MPEG4 Video (.mp4)

Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Twelve Vlogs of Christmas - Fourth Day

On the Fourth Day of Christmas,

my true love gave to me

Four Calling Carps

Three French Maids

Two Convent Girls and

a Route to Sustainability.

Carp Caviar - http://bottomunion.com/blog/

http://www.frenchmaidtv.com/

Accidental Pilgrims

http://sustainableroute.com/

Merry Christmas
Formats available: MPEG4 Video (.mp4)

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The Twelve Vlogs of Christmas - Third Day


On the Second Day of Christmas,

my true love gave to me

Three French Maids

Two Convent Girls and

a Route to Sustainability.

http://www.frenchmaidtv.com/

Accidental Pilgrims

http://sustainableroute.com/

Merry Christmas
Formats available: MPEG4 Video (.mp4)

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Twelve Vlogs of Christmas - Second Day

On the Second Day of Christmas,

my true love gave to me

Two Convent Girls and

a Route to Sustainability.

Accidental Pilgrims

http://sustainableroute.com/

Merry Christmas

Formats available: MPEG4 Video (.mp4)

Monday, December 25, 2006

Friday, December 01, 2006

The Accidental Pilgrims: Part Four

St. Francis is the patron saint of the country, not Assisi, so his Feast Day draws in the great and the good from across Italy - and there is nothing the italian officials like better than to put on the pomp and parade! After a hearty cooked breakfast, shared with the pilgrimage, Angela and Vik head out to observe the age old pageantry that marks the start of this very important day. The narrator is the very lovely Fr. Andre Cirino, leader of the pilgrim pack and erstwhile guide to our accidental pilgrims, having crossed paths with them at The Convent back in February.
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Byron speaks of Alice B. Toklas

My final carp promo, better late than never, and a carp is a carp is a carp is a carp...

Many thanks to Alice B. Toklas for inspiration.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Accidental Pilgrims: Part Three

The two interpid pilgrims set off for their destination, whizzing through countryside and town, on a mission to tread new footprints on their quest for simple joy and spiritual enlightenment! Not sure where the Abba comes in, but all good journeys need a soundtrack, and the irony of Money, Money, Money seemed to fit well with the incongruent juxtaposition of the vow of Poverty made by Francis and the proliferation of expenses religious articles, spiritual tourist tat, pricey cafes and parade of posh cars and clothing. The chalice, by the way, on later enquiry was over ?2000. That girl has exquisite taste...but we were happy to have our wooden Tau crosses and our penny flights and packed lunches. You don't need money to appreciate the beauty and magical quality of Assisi. You just need a strong pair of shoes, a few weeks to spare and a lovely Friar to be your host! Keep tuned for our adventures with the Bishop and more... Will Angela find spiritual enlightenment? Will Vik develop a sense of direction? All will be revealed in next week's episode of...

Reservoir Dubbs

Our pal Angela came up the other weekend for a visit, with the lovely Pete. We decided to go for a walk on Sunday to the Queen's Head at Troutbeck. Luckily the weather held off long enough to get there and enjoy a well deserved pint or two and some yummy grub. On the way, we passed Dubbs Reservoir and were shocked to find a proliferation of Warning signs, from danger of getting your eyeball ripped out with a stray fishing line, to drowning in deep water, to death by electrocution, to, most surprisingly, danger of breeding Adders! (this is the Lake District!). It appears the countryside is not such a gentle place to be, but hey, that's what we like - a sense of danger and a feeling of living life on the edge...

Friday, November 17, 2006

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Accidental Pilgrims: Part Two

Here is the next episode of Vik and Angela's journey to Assisi. Tired after the excitement of the travel, teh two interpid pilgrims head out for an evening of eating, drinking and midnight sight-seeing in Pisa. They finally got back to the hotel at 4am, after taking a wrong turn and following the Via Di Francesco for 3 hours in the direction of Rome! Now that is what we call following in the footsteps of a saint...
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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Bottom Union Promo

Don't speak I'm on otto bun

Byron speaks again

Tunes in the head stay and words remain, locked in a culture cupboard of annoying syntax.?
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Monday, October 30, 2006

Halloween Post

My brother makes zombies in his spare time for table top role playing (I will explain later) Meanwhile enjoy the video. PS I had real trouble exporting this one so if there are any problems email me.!
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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Accidental Pilgrims: Part One

For those of you who don't know the background story, Angela and I met whilst enclosed in a Poor Clare Convent for 40 days and nights. We had both been selected to take part in a BBC2 documentary, imaginatively called "The Convent". We met for the first time at the gates of the enclosure and, much to everyone's surprise, we hit it off immediately. Now, Angela and I come from very different walks of life, and probably would not have pegged each other as pals, but we share a common honesty and humour that cut through all divides. I left the enclosure absolutely sure that one of the greatest gifts of the experience was the lasting, enriching friendship we had made - a sister infact!. That was in February 2006. Since then, we have shared a strange year, including the revamping of our lives according to our Franciscan lessons and the survival of the television broadcast experience.

Far from being convert christians, we had and have a lot of questions. But, during our stay at Crossbush, we talked long and hard about our lives (ok, we were meant to be silent!), including the journey we were on. At one point, we had the pleasure of meeting Fr. Andre Cirino, a visiting Franciscan priest and we told him of our dream of renovating Angela's house in Tuscany and turning it into a retreat centre, and of our intention to one day travel to Assisi, to the birthplace of Francis and Clare, and that we would see him there. Apparently he didn't believe us!

We have shared every part of our journey, speaking daily on the phone. One day, in September, I telephoned Angela and said - "hey, how about we do that trip to Assisi". We were both broke and said "well, if we can do it on our little budget we will go...". We managed to get a flight form a local airport for a penny, and through a series of 'coincidences' found somewhere we could stay for donations (CEFID). Not only that, but we found out that the only flight we could get, was taking us into Assisi on the eve of the Feast of St Francis, about the most important time in the Franciscan/Assisi calendar! We emailed Andre and said "See you there!" and off we ventured, 2 accidental pilgrims of the heart. This is the first part of our journey...

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Living beats

I just love breaking down footage, no thinking too much and posting it really fast so I don't labour the process too much. I feels different and fresh and is a welcome break from that narrative structure I edit most of the time(atwork).
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Cake - after Verdi

Sharing our food and moments, reminds me of an early Michael Verdi video that got me started on this road.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

countryside

Found this old footage from two or three summers ago.
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Birmingham

We travelled to Birmingham to hear poetry
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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Byron speaks

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And I said unto him "mooo"

Special thanks to Ogden Nash

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Rubbish

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'twas a lovely late summer afternoon a day I thought for cleaning and remedying the past.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Lord Byron

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We are learning to talk proper.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Awesome node 101 weekend

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Title says it all. Thanks again to Paul Knight (you star)

Tainted 101 Node weekend

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More quick cuts from Nottinghamshire and Paul & Rachel's Kitchen.

Paul and Rachel sing the Boho Rhap - node101weekend

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Paul & Rach sing the Boho Rhap. At the node 101 weekend. More still to come.....

A Tribute to the Universal Ladyboy

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Inspired by The Dark Blonde and with a day to spare while Vik was on a course for "Shameless" trainees, I toiled away and now offer this cut out tribute.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Friday, July 21, 2006

re-vlog Leftovers


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I have been going over the year of my video blogging and found this little gem hidden away ... for some enthraling reason I really like it.....music by garageband

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Croquet


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Summer fun with us playing around in the newly mown lawn!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Peace


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Calm reflection and the summers heat got me thinking about the war...

give something

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Poetry Salon with Segun Lee-French


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We recently held a Poetry Salon to launch some new books and to hear new voices. Our special guest performer was Segun Lee-French (North west coordinator for Apples & Snakes), who blow us away with his singing and words.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

The Convent revisited


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On June 4th 2006, Vik and Angela took a trip back to Crosbush Convent to visit their old friends the Sisters, and to spend some time in reflection on the looming media exposure.

Music "walk by your side" Troubadours of Divine Bliss 

Crash


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Humm media .... media ... media

Monday, June 19, 2006

Seven days left ... is it a bird?


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I find it strange when significant childhood films come around again and still make me sit up and smile, I can't help it they make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Lets count them ... Star Wars, Spiderman, King Kong and ...

BBC Breakfast "The Convent"


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Get up, put make up on and go and be interviewed on morning television. Oh plus we met Rolf Harris ... We were a bit star struck and didn't even speak to him ... sorry Rolf! (we think your great by the way)

Even the Underground is Holy


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The media is really interested in itself and Vik and I are in London to promote the 'The Convent" programme on BBC Breakfast. The night before we travel on the Tube in search of non wheat and dairy food.

The Music is from our American friends The Troubadours of Divine Bliss "Holy Now" from "Off The Cuff-Live At The Winchester" Album

Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Convent Preview


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The day before general release, Angela and I get invited into the Post Production studio by John Blake, the Executive Producer on The Convent. This is us on our way to view Programme One for the very first time...

Friday, June 09, 2006

revlog - Convent trip


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As the transmission of The Convent approaches (June 14th, BBC2 9pm), we thought it would be fun to share with you again those initial nervous thoughts, as I prepared for the journey.

Remember to visit http://www.wildwomenpress.com for updates and books, it will be updated on the 15th June.