Archive for June 2009

Places I've performed in/around Cambridge.   5 comments

Long-wanted to get some kind of map with red pins in, cos more is always more than more in the world of grist. The list doesn’t include DJ-ing or performing in other bands. There must be some I’ve forgotten, if you can help? I know I played round the Loop Soup HQ once but I can’t remember the address for that… somewhere in Trumpington?

The Portland Arms
The Junction
The Man On The Moon
The Champion Of The Thames
City Football Club Legends Bar
The Soul Tree
Kings College
The Duke Of Argyle
The Locomotive
The Boat Race
The Museum Of Technology
The Barfly/Graduate whatever
The Boat House
Argyle Street Housing Co-op
Mill Road Social Centre
Strawberry Fair
96 Norfolk Street
The Holiday Inn
Covent Garden Theatre
Cafe Afrika
Gwydir Street Party
209 Campkin Road
The Globe
CamArt, Fulbourn
The Cellar Bar
Anglia Ploytechnic
All Saints Church
Unitarian Church
The Michaelhouse Cafe
Alex Wood Hall
37 Romsey Terrace
Cambourne Village

Posted June 20, 2009 by peteum2013 in pete um, portland arms

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Paperjack.   2 comments

When my man Andrew left for the States he bequeathed me about five rolls of printer paper, which he rightly figured I could absorb into the Um CD-R cottage industry, such that it is. Which is great, except that lately I’ve been stuck in some Sorcerer’s Apprentice-style nightmare where endlessly malfunctioning printers (surely the pre-eminent primadonna of computer peripherals) join forces in an axis of semi-inanimate evil with resolutely non-flat pieces of thick paper that have a surface texture that makes my skin crawl to frustrate and mock my amateurish efforts to make my creativity pay to some small degree.


It’s annoying though, ‘cos what with the free paper and the sourcing of some really stunningly cheap deals for ink and CD cases I’d be in a very strong position to clean up, or at least I would be if anyone actually bought the fucking things. Anyway, for the first time in a while, and at the aforementioned effort, there is a full complement of Bumskippers available if anyone is looking to fill the gaps in their collection.

Posted June 15, 2009 by peteum2013 in bumskipper, grist, pete um

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Snappidag 26.   Leave a comment

Check out Snappidag 26, which is a photo of one Meta DJ by another.

Guess one man’s record boast is another man’s Snappidag.

Servile Civis   Leave a comment

 I was talking with my man Simon Loynes the other day about using normal tape decks to do tape-to-tape overdubbing. This is one of the earliest things that can be called Um. Sometimes people fetishize hiss for its own sake but you gotta love this particular hiss.

Posted June 14, 2009 by peteum2013 in pete um

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More spam fun.   Leave a comment

Can sexual Capacity Be Improevd byy Chelation?

Deaad? You sgtill have to pay library fine


Posted June 14, 2009 by peteum2013 in pete um

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9th July A Music Club   2 comments


Looking fwd to this.

Facebook page here.

Fame Academy   Leave a comment

 This was the thing that had me quaking with fear all last week, as somehow I’d been persuaded that I was a young singer/producer with potential, or something. It wasn’t actually that bad. All that stuff I’d been told about needing to be familiar with Mac applications,   that there would be workshops, and that I would need a USB stick to take my work home with me etc, turned out to be something of an exaggeration/lie. Basically we were treated to the various thoughts of some varied musicians, had a few beers and went home. Actually I had to leave while producer Sinden was desperately trying to teach some Logic skills to a load of kids who weren’t listening, and that probably would have been the only really useful bit for me. Hung out with James Pants for a bit though. And I saw an 808 for the first time in my life, so I took some photos of that.


All photos are clickable thumbnails as usual.

Posted June 14, 2009 by peteum2013 in pete um

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