Aotearoa On The Tube

Today is World Usabil­i­ty Day.

On Sun­day I com­plet­ed my entry into the BBC/Radio1/1Xtra Vj Super­star Com­pe­ti­tion! My entry is above. The com­pe­ti­tion closed on Mon­day, var­i­ous judges are eval­u­at­ing (includ­ing mem­bers from Toma­to and Cold­cut) until Decem­ber 1, when the win­ners are announced. Keep your fin­gers crossed!

I’m lis­ten­ing to Trin­i­ty Roots’ Aotearoa on my com­mute into Lon­don some­times — it makes me pine for a bright sum­mers day in Albert Park or K Road. Espe­cial­ly com­fort­ing when the tube is a sanc­tu­ary from the pour­ing rain above. Vot­ed on Radio 1 site for Fat Fred­dys Drop album of the year. Anoth­er Loop selec­tion is out — check­it!

I’ve added a help screen to my VJ app, hope to get that on-line soon.

Found a local (Highbury/Islington!) week­ly VJ get-togeth­er, attend­ing next week with VJ Fibro (Ben) from AK — will keep you post­ed on the Lon­don scene. Queued up for over an hour the night before last at a vj gig (Future Shorts, part of the BFI Lon­don Film Fes­ti­val), only to throw in the tow­el at a packed house. A good prospect for future vj gigs, it being sold out, but what a dis­ap­point­ment…

Edit­ing the com­pe­ti­tion audio mix (down to 3mins) got me think­ing about music again, hope­ful­ly will start head­ing in that direc­tion a bit more.

Try­ing to join the local vil­lage Town Forum to help raise funds for the christ­mas lights — the dis­trict coun­cil has can­celled the non-prof­it boot sale until it can get licensed. Red tape must die!