Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Helping Out People and Why I cant Delete Facebook

Hey Guys

Now I have been great today that things look right at the moment.

Now I was contacted by my Cousin on Facebook this morning and he has become a ghost writer for a children book series.

The Book is called Rashouk the Cave Troll (Beast Quest)

Here's the link where you can buy it

Rashouk the Cave Troll at Amazon.Co.UK

Now I have bought the book to read myself and also for the family to help my cousin out.

I also bought Sweeney Todd on Blu-Ray for 8 pound which is a brilliant price for Blu-Ray plus I wanted to see that film for a while.

It stars Johnny Depp, who is a brillant actor and the fantastic Tim Burton directs the film.

Anyway sorry Im going off topic here.

Now the other day someone told me to delete my Facebook and what I mentioned about my Cousin asking for help is one of the reasons why I cant delete Facebook. I got friends and family on my Facebook who I havent spoken to in a long time and I would and they would like to know how we are doing.

A few months ago when I signed back into Facebook for the second time, I found a couple of friends who I knew from school and they were glad to hear from me which is awesome. One of them said they were really glad I have Facebook. Thats another reason why I cant delete Facebook.

Im like Alex Day when he goes and slangs off at Facebook for being horrible with the tagging pictures and videos that annoys a lot when online friends do it nearly all the time. But Facebook has some great qualities having quizzes, embedding videos and setting challenges and groups. When getting invited into groups can be a pain but I just ignore them thinking they will stop after a while.


Barry Aldridge Asks is back for sure.

Now I think I uploaded it at the wrong time after the maintenance. I dont know the sub box on the front page is broken for a while then it gets all the videos missed in the last few hours after like 12 hours. So when there is a maintenance on Youtube I may upload any future video a few hours after the maintenance has been done. But I dont mind now It will eventually get to people.

The next video will be Face 2 Face and I can not reveal who it is. Hopefully I will put it up by the weekend. Only person I contacted knows they are next.

OK I got some editing to do tomorrow for the Adur Talking News and The Podcast Episode Three tomorrow.

Bye Everyone and have a great week.


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bullet Point Entry of Thoughts and Happenings

OK I am not here to do a proper blog today but it will be in Bullet Points

- Met up with my mate Arron on Friday and Saturday down my way

- While in Brighton on Friday Arron and I saw Chris Eubank (British Boxer) which didnt know until someone shouted "CHRIS CHRIS". I think Musicfromblueskies thought I was lying when I mentioned it on Facebook. Edit at 11:30pm GMT - Musicfromblueskies believes me in the end. Sorry mate and it was a misunderstanding.

- We saw something strange with Pigeons looked like they were humping each other down at the Marina on Friday.

- Got back to my place to record the third podcast episode of mine which wont be up until Wednesday the earilest.

- Watched Knocked Up on Blu-Ray and I fell alsleep half way through to the end LOL.

- Saturday just chilled in Brighton with Arron got extra change from Subway when I bought a 6" Sub

- Back Home and chatted to friends online for a little bit.

- Chatted to GeorgieBoom asked if I was going to go to a gathering soon and sadly I cant because of Money Issues

- Going to stop using Twitter and Dailybooth for a bit unless it is something really important. I will not delete them like Nerimon but I can understand why he did it. It would be impossible to me to delete Facebook because I have Real Life Friends who would want to know what I am doing and so I am keeping that for life.

- Barry Aldridge Asks is coming back this week. Dont Worry I will only embed my videos on this blog and Facebook from now on. The reason I did embed them on Twitter in the past was on sub box issues that still go on Youtube now but I dont mind now on if people have seen or havent seen it.

- Not happy with Youtube that they got rid of Spotlight Videos on their site unless it is for themed days which is very strange.

- Finally I feel the creative juices coming back HOORAY.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Start of the Barry Aldridge Podcast (Episode 1)

OK Guys

Its Barry I have thought about this idea for a while and I decided to do a Podcast for fun.

I wanted to do this for a while.

Its only 6 minutes long and its a pilot so hopefully it will improve in the future.

Heres the link to the podcast The Barry Aldridge Podcast Show

Below is the first episode for you to enjoy.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Things going sweet, Youtube and 2 Truths & 1 Lie (Answer) Video

Hey Guys


Life is going well at the moment that I had my meeting with 4sight (West Sussex Association for the blind) yesterday, the person's name was Pat and he was a great guy who was brilliantly helpful. He told me at first that he couldn't help at all which sucked but he did tell me that there is a local team who do a Talk show on CDs for the blind every week. I was invited to see them and they told me what they do every week and found it very good. I was helping out with the show to think what could be cut out of the show. Good news was that they didn't have to take too much. They did repeat an article from the previous week which I saw as a good thing that it gave the show less time. The idea was suggested to add music in the middle and at the end of the show.

The programme they used to edit the shows is Adobe Audition 1.5 and it looked similar to the other audio editing software I used in the past.

When the job was done with the editing it had to be recorded onto a CD using Nero Express which I regard as excellent software for copying material.

Next thing was to print out some new labels for their listeners who hadn't returned their packages every week.

After the Master CD was copied it was taken into the room where they record the shows and they copy Master CD onto 70 discs where they record them onto 6 discs at once which is awesome. I hope it is a way that they produce music albums to fans.

Once they finished copying all the CDs we were able to put them into packages so then they are send out to listeners. All it took was a couple of hours which was awesome and I don't mind going back there.

I know they do recordings every Tuesday evenings from Half 6 to half 8 or 9 o'clock. So I will be attending a recording to see how they do it. It may give me some ideas what bits could be edited out to help the others when they are editing whether it is.

I think this is a great opportunity for me and hope it builds up my skills for the future.


OK onto the next topic Youtube. There has been a lot of talk about whats going on with it going to turn like Hulu.com with its layout showing Movies, Music and Videos in the tabs.

I went on there this morning and found nothing to that. But Youtube have decided to put into a super secret which you can find here Youtube Beta Information Channel Now with all the negativity with whats going to happen. So far it has been done is really good, I know people will disagree with me on this but I like the new Beta channel set-up within Youtube. You can edit it on the spot within the profile page. Makes it so much easy.

I will admit hearing about that Youtube could be going through changes over the last couple of weeks, that I wasn't focused on that. I felt I had some problems within my real life which is more important to me at the moment

So far the changes I have seen on Youtube AT THE MOMENT are good but who knows what could happen later in the day. I will re-edited if something does.


I did a video the other day which was the 2 Truths & 1 Lie (ANSWERS) for some reason I thought I did a blog post to show I had a new video but it didn't so here it is.

Right have a good week everyone.

Take Care


Friday, April 10, 2009

The Good Friday Blog Entry - Youtube Stuff (Promoted/Featured) and Eminem Excitement

Hey Guys

I havent done a normal blog entry talking about my life in a while, so I thought today I would do one for you.

Right I have been looking for work for the last couple of weeks. Sometimes I am in the mood for looking and other times because of the recession I think that there is no way I can find something. I got an interview with to help out with Foresight which should be awesome. I rather have something to do than sitting on my butt at home. I know that Youtube is just a hobby and I can enjoy whats going on while it lasts.

I was talking to TEMPHUiBIS last Saturday when I met him in his hometown of Stratford. One of the things we discussed about the state of Youtube which was included in this video. Pardon my voice in the video I had a cold in it. Its around the 10 minute mark that we discuss it.

For anyone who wants the short version. Temp and Myself agreed that Youtube could be coming to an end soon and we are both there to enjoy ourselves in different ways. Temp enjoys doing his music and doing game/film vlogs. While I enjoy what I do in sense of vlogs and maybe doing reviews in the future.

Speaking about Youtube. For some reason they decided to promote/feature four of my videos which came as a surprise on Tuesday when I was watching some of the VEDA entries as I looked down in the featured videos bit it had one of my Playstation Review videos and I was thinking WHAT?

Later on that day I did find out that Youtube (UK) were promoting four of my videos. Both parts of my Playstation 3 Review, Face 2 Face with TEMPHUiBIS and my last video 2 Truths & 1 Lie. This has shocked me where I am getting more comments for the Playstation videos which I am surprised that Youtube promoted these as I think they are rubbish videos.

Im pleased they are promoting/featured my latest video but to promote four videos is a surprise. Getting promoted/featured does help you in view counts which is a surprise.

Anyway moving on from Youtube stuff.

I deleted my last post on Eminem's new video "We Made You" because it got deleted oh well. I knew it was going to come. Anyway when I do the answers to 2 Truth & 1 Lie I may talk about in my next video about Eminem.

The tune is so catchy.

I cant wait until the 18th of May now with the Inbetweeners Box Set and Eminem's new album being released on the same day.

Anyway have a great Easter weekend everyone.

This is my last post until Easter.



Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Video Of The Day - Self Service Checkouts

Now on my blog I thought I'll introduce Video of the day again which I used to do on Youtube.

This first one comes from DoctorBenjy called "Self Service Checkouts"

Please check it out its awesome.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Illness is a Drag, The Inbetweeners and Angry Video Game Nerd

OK I have been Ill for last few days and its a real drag. One of the things I hate about being ill is that you don't know how long you are going to be ill. I remember an illness when I was College 8 years ago when I was Ill for 2 weeks before that I thought everyone would only get ill for up to a week.

Good thing is that my virus is getting better, I thought it would be a winter thing but oh well you learn something new every day.

During the time when I had been ill My Mum suggested to me to watch the Inbetweeners which I has never heard of. It started the series 2 the day before and she thought it maybe worth me checking out.

Inbetweeners is a group of friends in the 6th Form who aren't cool enough to be popular and not geeky enough to be nerds. The series is set in West London.

I have to say this is best sitcom I have seen in a long time since Only Fools & Horses.

I love this programme that I mentioned it quite a bit on Twitter and Facebook and a lot of people agreed with me. I saw the first series soon after I saw the first episode of series 2. I am defintely buying the box set once it comes after the second series has finished on E4.

Here is some videos from The Inbetweeners from the E4 Youtube Channel

Simon - The Inbetweeners (E4)
Neil - The Inbetweeners (E4)
Jay - The Inbetweeners (E4)

It also won a British Comedy award for best new British comedy

There is a rumour that they are thinking of doing a US Version "Iain Morris and Damon Beesley have been asked by American Broadcasting Corporation to produce a pilot for a U.S. version of the series. They will be head writers for the project. The network has given Morris and Beesley a second blind script commitment for a future project the two will create. Both projects will be made at ABC Studios."

OK the final thing I have enjoyed lately is a Computer Game Review Series Called ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD, I will say this programme does contain a lot of swearing and other stuff that could make you sick.

It is an Internet success that I have been watching a few episodes lately made in 2007 and 2008. These are some of my favourite episodes from the show. Remember these shows do contain quite a bit of swearing and stuff to make you sick.

Angry Video Game Nerd: Super Mario Bros 3 and The Wizard

Angry Video Game Nerd: Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout

Angry Video Game Nerd: Dragon's Lair

Thats it for now. Hopefully I will be better for the next entry.

Oh Yeah I may have to do the 2 Truths & 1 Lie Answer video a day on the 14th or the 16th because on the 15th I have an Interview with a charity about doing some volunteering which I hope something will come out.

OK Now I am done.

Have a great week


Thursday, April 02, 2009

World Autism Awareness Day (2nd April)

Hey guys

Today is really important to not only me but to a lot of people as well.

It is the 2nd of April and it is World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). It was decided in 2007 by United Nations General Assembly that this would be set up. The very first one took place last year. By bringing together autism organisations all around the world, World Autism Awareness Day aims to give a voice to the millions of individuals worldwide who are undiagnosed, misunderstood and looking for help.

Here’s a video to explain about WAAD from AustimSpeaks (Youtube Channel)

Ok I am here to share my story

When I was three years old I was taken into my local doctor and the doctor had said I was diagnosed with Autism and I had to go to a special school that dealt with Autistic kids. The school I was taken to is no longer there and its called Griffin Manor. I remember having a great time while I didn’t know what were rights and wrongs in the world. I wasn’t sad or happy. I didn’t what to feel. Its sometimes really hard to find the right emotion. Griffin Manor looked after me really well by the time I was 9 years old it was found out that my autism wasn’t as bad as a lot of children who have it. I was transferred to a regular school full time by the age of 10. I still have touches of Autism now which make me hard to understand certain things like sarcasm and when someone is telling a joke but I get by.

So that’s my story.

So Today I am standing up for Autism.

What is Autism? (Taken from Wikipedia)

Autism is a brain development disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. These signs all begin before a child is three years old. The autism spectrum disorders (ASD) also include related conditions such as Asperger syndrome that have milder signs and symptoms.
Autism has a strong genetic basis, although the genetics of autism are complex and it is unclear whether ASD is explained more by multigene interactions or by rare mutations In rare cases, autism is strongly associated with agents that cause birth defects. Other proposed causes, such as childhood vaccines, are controversial, and the vaccine hypotheses lack any convincing scientific evidence. The prevalence of ASD is about 6 per 1,000 people, with about four times as many boys as girls. The number of people known to have autism has increased dramatically since the 1980s, partly due to changes in diagnostic practice; the question of whether actual prevalence has increased is unresolved.

Autism affects many parts of the brain; how this occurs is not understood. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child's life. Although early behavioral or cognitive intervention can help children gain self-care, social, and communication skills, there is no known cure. Few children with autism live independently after reaching adulthood, but some become successful, and an autistic culture has developed, with some seeking a cure and others believing that autism is a condition rather than a disorder.

Channels to look up

http://www.youtube.com/user/AutismSpeaksVids - AutismSpeaks
http://www.youtube.com/user/NationalAutisticSoc - National Autistic Society
http://www.autismspeaks.org.uk/waad/ - Website to Autism Speaks

Have a great day everyone


Wednesday, April 01, 2009

NSG - 12th Hour (EP) (Review)

Hey everyone

I thought I would do a review of a project that NSG did in 12 hours. This type of music project is original and would be a good challenge to see if NSG could do it.

So NSG the day before announced on his Youtube channel that he was going to do an album in 12 hours and I was excited to see this. He asked whether we want to see him on BlogTV or Stickam to do the album. So we were able to see NSG work on the album and we could have a good chat to give ideas.

Now onto the album itself. Originally I think NSG wanted to do a full album but by the third hour when I joined the chat for the first time, I think NSG realised it was more likely to be an EP online release.

So here is the final tracklisting that came with the album

NSG - 12th Hour EP

1) Searchin (Feat. Miz Kaz & ChosenLogic)
2) Get Up (Feat. Eddplant & ChosenLogic)
3) Taking Over Me (Written by NSG & Eddplant)
4) Higher Place (Feat. Ortopilot & Miz Kaz)
5) Madness of the 12th Hour (Feat. Hexachordal & TEMPHUiBIS)

OK Lets get cracking

Searchin - It has a really smooth RNB feel to the start of the album while using NSGs touch that would be recognised by his audience. NSG comes out really smooth on this track. Miz Kaz's singing style really suits the track. ChosenLogic a guest MC in this track and the next one, he did a great job. (4/5)

Get Up - This is a track that gets into your face. Edd's soft vocals on this track really meshes well on this. NSG and ChosenLogic come real hard on this track. I thought ChosenLogic came out stronger on this track. The aggressive is there and I can understand what they are saying. (4.5/5)

Taking Over Me - This track was written by NSG and fellow Youtube EddPlant. This track has an Indie feel to it that EddPlant could have been on the track as well. I really like the hook on this one. It is addictive

Higher Place - This is my favourite track on the EP. OrtoPilot does an excellent job with the guitar and vocals which made this track outstanding. NSG comes out with solid soft touch verses which help the track. Miz Kaz's voice is so smooth in this track makes me feel like I am in heaven. This track I hope goes onto an album one day. (5/5)

Madness of the 12th Hour - This is a good mix of Instrumentals from NSG, Hexachordal and TEMPHUiBIS. With NSG doing vocals on this. It reminded me of ticking clocks for some reason. I liked the mixture of Hexachordal and TEMPHUiBIS. Very nice track to close the album. (4/5)

Overall the EP gets a 4.5 out of 5. For the amount of time it took to make it is incredible which it gets 5 stars for that. NSG must have been under pressure to do this and I give him a load of credit.

He did mention that he may do one a month which I hope it happens, but I can understand if it turns out to be too much pressure for him.

The EP is here and you can download it now.

The link is here - NSG 12th Hour EP

OK I got a new video out and its called 2 Truths & 1 Lie which has spread around Youtube for a couple of months but has died down in last couple of weeks.

Lucky though I decide to do one and I filmed this last Sunday just in case I was going to be busy for this week.

So here is the video and guess which one is the lie I will reveal the answer on the 15th of April

OK Thats it everyone

Happy April Fools Guys