Sunday, 17 December 2017

Jacob.... Ivory Keys and Collar Bones and Youtube Lock Out!

Nice to see the multi talented Grammy Award winner Jacob Collier turning up
in this video for Keyscope Piano Keyboards. But what's that little off the shoulder
number that he's almost wearing?
Now 23 and with his first album behind him, he barely looks any different from
the young 18 year old novice I first saw performing in one of our local Parks for
the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations back in 2012.

To keep up to date with Jacob's current activities check out his online pages.

JACOB COLLIER


JACOB'S INSTAGRAM

JACOB'S TWITTER
 


I seem to be stuck in some sort of digital limbo. It looks like my laptop is being
locked out of Youtube. In fact I cant get to a single youtube video and my personal
Youtube page looks all corrupted, just showing small thumbnails running down
the left side of the page.
I only managed to post the above video by using my old slow spare back up laptop which
doesn't seem affected in any way.
Of course this is an awkward time for this to happen as I was about to start working
on my final end of year post as I often do just before each Christmas. And it
involved the use of Youtube as I wanted to make a short video titled Christmas
At Home.
Looking up what might be causing the problem it might be that Adblock has homed
in on my youtube and or laptop. Not only that but my phone which I use to make
the videos won't let me in to my Youtube app saying that my Google Play Store
first needs updating, which of course it wont, only indicating error code 920.

I a waiting for my partner to come over and look into it but I don't have much
hope. Nowhere in my laptop can I see where Adblock is hiding where apparently
there is a straight forward option to remove it, if it is that that's causing the
problem.
The instructions to remove Adblock are...Go to Tools Menu then Extensions where
it's supposed to be. But I don't see it anywhere.

Anyway if the problem can't be solved in the next few days then my signing off
post this week will just be a one picture post and that will be it for this year.

Catching Up With Some London Images


ABOVE:  HOMELESS MAN IN CENTRAL LONDON  -  AUGUST 2017

TRAFALGAR SQUARE



Above and below are just a few pictures I took while running around Central
London during the Summer on what was a quite busy time in town. But
then it was in August, the height of the busy tourist season.
It was in fact the very day I visited the spectacular  Banqueting House in
Whitehall. I just had to go and see that Rubens painted ceiling.

I also seem to remember it being a special day. The weather was perfect
and the whole area around The Thames and Westminster was really buzzing
despite some of the recent setbacks that the Capital has endured.
I managed to watch Street performers and spoke to one or two pavement
artists. And yet I was only in Town for a whole morning happily snapping
away at everything and anything. One wonders how much photographic
images I might have accumulated had I hung around for the whole of
that happy sunny day.
It's easy to see why Central London is such a tourist magnet.


BANQUETING HOUSE
BELOW:  A BUSY RIVER THAMES PLUS BIG BEN DURING THE START OF
THE BIG SCAFFOLDING COVER UP WHILE THE WORK TO REPAIR IT BEGINS.
OF COURSE THE CHIMES HAVE BEEN SILENCED WHILE THE REPAIR WORKS
TAKE PLACE OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS. BUT WE'RE TOLD THAT THE
BELLS WILL ONCE AGAIN RING OUT SPECIALLY FOR THIS COMING NEW YEARS EVE.




ABOVE:  A BUSY WESTMINSTER BRIDGE
BELOW:  HORSGUARDS PARADE. 




Below: Churchill, Nelson and George Washington



TOURISTS, TOURISTS EVERYWHERE


BELOW:  QUITE A TALENTED TEEN MUSICIAN.
I SAW THAT HE HAD A YOUTUBE PAGE BUT FORGOT
TO TAKE NOTE OF IT.
HE WAS SINGING A GREAT STEVIE WONDER SONG.
I THOUGHT I'D THROW A TWO POUND COIN IN TO HIS
HAT. AND FOR THAT I GOT A NICE SMILE!







Below:  Parliament Square and Churchill's Statue