We're attempting to join in - a sneak preview is on our own youtube channel as I'm having ADHD trouble locating the HACTUAL ELECTRONIC MAIL ADDRESS for Tinker himself to send the files to.
Tinker, Tinker, where for art thou?
Of course, as I just realised, I could just watch the veedyo again HOWEVER as anyone with ADHD will realise this means actually WATCHING THE VEEDYO AGAIN which is too much like hard work and I'll do it later, obv, when I'm less busy and have less than 100,000 things flouncing about my heed.
...is now up and running :)
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Pretty incredible, right? It's even more incredible when you drive past on a whim looking for a large log, and get invited in for a nosey around ultra groovy private woods. The work of this dude is something else - and it's within spitting distance from where we live, tucked away in one of the valleys, like you'd never know it was there. I LOVE stuff like that :)
He's recently used the space for a couple of wedding receptions which I think is a FAB idea and would, of course be even more fab if we could perform some fire entertainment there. The flames flickering over the sculptures would look amazing. It's one of those places that makes me feel quite quivery... Actually - there's a thing, that little patch of woodland reminds me of Tarren Deusant and next time I see Stoneface I will let him know to visit there sometime.
This mini docu describes it better than I can:
He's one of those people you meet and get an instantly good vibe off. And we walked away with two lovely pieces of beech as our new practice target, with the promise of more to come when he takes down more dead tree. Thoroughly bloody excellent!
Website here: http://www.stonefacesculpture.com/
bOkay so we started out with this>>>
Which was a rush job
(3am, drunk...) as I was expecting the knives to arrive the next morning.
Which they didn't - long stupidly boring and pointless yarn... anyways when they finally DID arrive it became quickly apparent that 3AM drunk rush job wouldn't be suitable.
As you can see one of the panels didn't quite fit, "but that duzhant matteh duzsh it??????" drawled 3am drunkhead. 2pm sober head realises that after 2 or three rounds of beginner knife throwing you are getting regular knives going through the gap which isn't very clever when they're pinging off the brick wall back at you.
Because I'd done such a shit job nailing the planks on most of them started bouncing around and making doule clangs when the knives stuck.
But - fuck it, it did the job and was better than the efforts everyone else went to.
After watching another 350 knife throwing vids we decided it was time to invest in something more substantial so the Rumbucket suggested we hunt for a tree slice. Not having access to a chainsaw makes this a harder task than you'd imagine but actually not having a chainsaw led us on an unexpected adventure which I will share with you in the next blog.
Thunk. Thunk. Thunk. Kerching!
Knife throwing requires some prerequisites that hadn't occured to me when I took this joint on. The handy bullet point function allows me to list things thus:
So, the knife throwing. Well - it makes an extraordinary amount of noise that I didn't know would-upset-the-neighbours=terribly. And I felt so truly terrible, I ran away from my most favourite hobby of my whole life for the past three weeks. Hactually - I ran away twice. Once when they said "CUTTHATOUT" and the second time they didn't say anything but I had a nudge saying that is too loud, so I ran away only this time I cried so hard my heart broke.
It was less a womens issue than a past one, but still. Rationally speaking this is how I did it:
There are things in this society that equate to good noise.
Good noise examples would be:
Bad noise examples would be:
Which brings me to a joke about noise:
Q: If you throw an accordion and bagpipes off a really really tall building which hits first?
A: It doesn't matter as long as you do it.
..they miss perfect moments such as this:
By the way, I figured out by clicking randomly, that you can HACTUALLY alter the date of your blog. I wonder how far the blog will allow you to go back before the millenium bug gets you inside out.
Anyway, that's an experiment in time travel for the next blog. Look out there's a monster coming. Look out, there's a monster coming. Look out. There's a monster. Coming.
What next? I can't even rememer the original point as this was HACTUALLY leading somewhere, I'm sure of it..
Ah! Thats the one:
Tinker, Tinker's Witty Daughter, Steampunk, More Hysterics and Fiverr.com :)
Okay so the other day I saw the funniest thing I have seen on youtube possibly ever. I'm well aware that other people may not appreciate this in the same way that I did, however, fuck them. I'm not too sure what the actual story is since the sound is bad on this laptop - and in all honesty it was the leading clip that broke me for hours. So I kept on skiping back to that bit, as you do. Anyways, this:
And this - which is reminicent in a few ways of shows I've done in the past and the show we're currently building:
We found Tinker by browsing through Fiverr.com - which I think is a great place for getting affordable illustrations, logos, photo edits, stories.. and weirder stuff..! Anyways we spent a few hours clicking through gigs during a bottle of rum, at Davey's suggestion put "Steampunk" into the sites search facilty and so found Tinker's daughter, Sarah Q, selling him up for a few dollars. Check out the gig description here.
I can't be bothered to explain the message exchanges and to be quite frank they're more amusing if you read it yourself:
After this time I must point out I was already in stitches so when the next round of messages came through I couldn't even read them out loud. Here we go:
Thankyou Sarah Q! So for the final result we have Tinker with his own rendition of I am a River (as demonstrated above) which google tells me is a Foo Fighters song, however I've yet to listen to the full version as at the moment I am still enjoying hysterical ricochets from having Tinkers version stuck in my head.
Tinker does I am a River:
Tinker does The Crinan Canal in an Irish accent whilst juggling tatties:
I'm not sure but I think that is Bea Smith on one of the wall portraits. Anyone?
Okay so if any of my amazing blog followers - yes you, all 0.2 of you, listen up - have any suggestions as to how we can commision Tinker for his next round of his unique talent that knows boun ds but charcges right through them, please leave them in the comments section and if the CAptain see's fit then she will send on said commission and post it here.
Well done Sarah Q and Tinker!
Was watching endless whip vids on youtube.. and was thrown into a completely new world in the process...
I can't find out much info in Dakota (wonderful knifractal grrl) apart from:
Mobing around the subject a bit:
Throwing stars I heard were easier to throw.. and got super excited about this.. but went to order some and could only find rubber ones.
ADHD's more beautiful qualities helped me to get over this quite quickly but my underpinned feeling of ಠ_ಠ went on to research further... why why why.. why.. why must they be made of rubber... so I find they are banned in the UK. What the fluff?!?!? I really like this dude's style. He's straight speaking with a euro/americano lilt, and explains it with a nicey youtube vid:
Xolette is SO good for:
Especially the butter knives. And the out takes. We love Xolette!!
A Beautiful Warming= OOOOOps.
So we hit 3 knives.. apparently, and saved 47,000 lives by not throwing knives. Hiding behind pre-designated Braaaaaaa, oh, oh, how the life goes on. IS WORTH IT
It's all about the children. ϡ