Posts Tagged ‘Wife’

For My Wife…………….

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Funny how a piece of work you make so long ago seems to resonate with some people.
One of my last uploads ‘Heart & Soul (To My Dearest Wife)’, was an old mix CD I put together for The Wife years ago.

Recently she’s been having a bit of a tough time, so in my bumbling, male way, I did what I know best – uploaded it as a musical love letter.
I’ve had some really positive responses – Thank You.
I’ve told The Wife – she says thank you too.
All I will say is things are slowly looking brighter

Heart & Soul: To My (Dearest) Wife by Alph on Mixcloud

Walkng on Planet C

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

As The Wife & I come to terms with recent events, I stumbled across the blog of one of my heros – Musician, composer, producer, Funk monster & part of the funk/disco behemoth that was CHIC, Mr Nile Rogers.

‘So what ?’, you may say.

Turns out he’s been battling a particularly aggressive form of cancer since late 2010 and has been blogging about it & the effect on his life in ‘Walking on Planet C’.

We aren’t having to deal with cancer (thankfully) & while don’t think I could make that decision to blog about it, I DO applaud him for taking the step to bring the issue out into the open and FULLY respect his decision to do so.

It has also helped to make my feelings more bearable – hopefully I can be more supportive of My Wife in the times to come……

99 per cent Perspiration…………….

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Have been working on a couple of mixes & it’s been driving me (and The Wife) to distraction.

Trying to find the time to compile & test is one thing, but I’m at the point of throwing things out of windows, as several attempts to record have been terrible.

During practice, no problem: edits in (just about) the right place, but press ‘record’ then something happens. Mischievous imps sabotage cue points, previously well-worked beats clash, and on several occasions, the whole system’s crashed.

The thing’s eating into my (personal) life. My poor Other Half is wondering when I’ll return from this mental exile, while I’m trying to prevent carrying out routine maintenance on my PC with a lump hammer!

Update: have finally finished one mix – am considering using it as part of a larger project, but either way, I’ll probably upload it soon…if they don’t take me away first…………….