Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Live Broadcasts Every Tuesday Night 7.00pm

Andy Roberts Live Broadcasts

I don't seem to have mentioned this here before but I've started doing live broadcasts every Tuesday evening at 7.00pm UK time. That's GMT + 1 at the moment, because of British Summer time, daylight saving.

The broadcasts usually last about half an hour or less but could be longer if I'm in the mood. That's about 5 songs. I've written more about it on my other blog here:

ustream.tv tuesday nights andy roberts music 7-00pm

and the actual link to watch the broadcasts and take part is here:


So it's been three weeks now and I'm enjoying it already. I've let a few friends know about it and put out a little bit of publicity, but I'm really expecting the audience to grow very slowly week by week, and that's why I've set the time and day to be as regular as clockwork - every week on Tuesday at 7.00pm. Starting from nothing we've had a maximum number of live viewers at five, eight, and now twelve last night so it's a very small elite group attending this nascent online folk club. One even logged in and joined the chat last night which is a first apart from Linda who does her best to keep anybody company who might wander in. It's nice when somebody logs in and has a name and leaves comments instead of just being a number of invisible 'Guests'.

The nice thing about ustream as well, is that apart from the live viewers, you can also make recordings which are then kept on the site for posterity and can also be uploaded to youTube. So I'm building up a collection of very rough and ready videos with no editing, so sound production just raw footage from the webcam shows. What this lacks in quality is made up for by building a comprehensive collection of my repertoire, if I keep it up adding up to five new videos every week. Some will be duplicates of the same song of course, and I'll have to decide what to do about that.

I think I should probably simply list the songs played here each week, and link to the YouTube or Ustream video, and if I want to embed one or two because I have something to say about them, then I'll do that in a separate post named after the particular song.

So this week, last night August 18th, I played:

San Francisco - Maxime le Forestier
The Wreckers Prayer - Andy Roberts
Mazet - Andy Roberts
Don't You Grieve - Roy Harper
Captain Coulston - Traditional, Steeleye Span

The week before, August 11th it was

Motel Blues - Loudon Wainwright
Narrowboats - Andy Roberts
Blue - Andy Roberts
Highway Blues - Roy Harper ( Havering Folk Club version )
Winter in Andalucia - Andy Roberts

And the first week August 4th I sang

The Wreckers' Prayer - Andy Roberts
Hold On Below - Andy Roberts
Angi Variation - Bert Jansch
Grow Fins - Captain Beefheart

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