Thursday, December 17, 2009

Project For Awesome 2009 - National Autistic Society & Uncultured Project

Yes its that time of the year again. It is the Project For Awesome. This year I am still sticking to the same charity which is the National Autistic Society and also at the end of the video I mention the Uncultured Project which is awesome.

I have donated 20 pound to both The National Autistic Society and The Uncultured Project yesterday to show support for both causes.

It is a UK based Charity.
Why am I supporting the National Autistic Society?

The rceason I am supporting it is because when I was three years old, I was diagnosed with Autism.
I was sent to the Maudsley Hospital In London . I don’t remember this so I asked my parents who told me that we were sent there to be assessed because didn’t talk or take much noticed of what was going on. As you can see my language is really good now.
My parent joined to NAS and was given a lot of information and advice
I went to a special school called Griffin Manor which was a school for autistic kids .
When I was 9 I transferred to a main stream school. Being used to a very structured and caring community I found the social side in the main stream school very hard to cope with. My classmates were very kind and tried hard to involved me in their games but I wasn’t interested.
As I got older I realised that having friends is really important because it’s nice to share stories and have the same interests.
Facts about Autism
1. Around 2.3 million people are affected by autism. This includes family members and professionals involved in the care and support of people with autism.
2. 40% of all children with autism wait more than three years for a clear diagnosis.
3. Adults with autism say that finding a suitable job would improve their lives more than anything else. Only 15% of adults in England (and 11% in Wales) are in full-time paid employment.
4. 25% of children with an autism spectrum disorder had been excluded from school at least once.
5. People with autism often want to make friends but due to their disability find it difficult
6. Boys are four times more likely to develop autism than girls
7. Autism is a complex developmental disability involving a biological or organic defect in the functioning of the brain
8. Autism has nothing whatsoever to do with the way parents bring up their children
9. Autism is an invisible disability - most people with an autism spectrum disorder look just like anyone else who does not have this condition
10. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability with no cure. Children with autism grow up to be adults with autism
Why should people donate to the National Autistic Society?

The reason people should donate is because so then the NAS helps people with autism. As quoted on their website “We champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and aim to provide individuals with autism and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon and which can make a positive difference to their lives.”

National Autistic Society Youtube Channel -

National Autistic Society Website -

Think Differently about Autism campigan video -

Think Differently Website -

Uncultured Project Youtube Channel -

Uncultured Website -

The Project For Awesome was started by John & Hank Green (Vlogbrothers)

Vlogbrothers Channel -

OK I will be doing another post later today around 11pm GMT showing some of the causes I have found on Youtube and worth checking out.

Thats it for now


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Excited for Christmas and Short bit on Harry Potter Films

Hey Guys

I am really excited for Christmas, its under 2 weeks away and I feel its going to be a good one, even better than last year where my spirit for the holiday wasnt there but now I feel great that everything is going to be fine with family coming down on Christmas Eve which is awesome. My favourite christmas present ever was a Nintendo Entertainment when I was 6 years old and always has been my favourite.

The good thing also is that I have been doing a load of collab clips for different youtubers over the last couple of weeks which is cool whether it is a collab for christmas or just for another time.

One of the collabs I send a clip for is for a youtube user called Gibbo1988 who did his 3rd All We Want For Christmas Collabs. It also features Nalts, Geriatric1927, Smivadee, Iggy35, Aaron of Blame Society Films, Greg of MediocreFilms, TDKnuckle and more. I felt really proud taking part in this as it felt really heartwarming and great to do. Well done Gibbo.

I love collabs they are awesome and this year Im glad Im taking part in them again which is awesome.

OK for the last few days I have been watching the Harry Potter films from the beginning and it brings back good memories of how good the eariler were and having KFC Meal when watching the first film for the first time. I still have the same opinions about the films. 1st one I loved it, 2nd one a favourite, 3rd one a bit better this time but weak at points, 4th one loving it. Going to the 5th one later tonight again. the 6th one "Half Blood Prince" was a let down with some of the story making no sense and felt weak at a lot of points. But still a good film even with the bad points.

Thats it for now. Im watching some more Harry Potter and preparing my Project For Awesome video.


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Tom Milsom Launch Party Gig/Face 2 Face With Daveyboyz and I Dont do Face 2 Face for Status

Hey Guys

Welcome to another blog entry with Barry Aldridge

OK Saturday was a real blast when I went to see Alan (TEMP) in the morning and early afternoon then I spend some time in London for the afternoon before heading off to the gig in the evening to see the launch of Tom Milsom's 2nd album "Painfully Mainstream"

I had a real fun night out at the gig and it was great seeing people there and Im sorry I didnt get a chance to say goodbye as I had to rush home and lucky though I did as trains were up the wall and I had to rush onto a train to get me back home and took an hour longer to get back but still worth going to the gig.

OK I did another Face 2 Face interview today a week after the last one and todays one is with Daveyboyz

Now I know that this interview would get a mixed reaction that people have problems with Davey and I had an issue with him at one point about things he did but lucky though it wasnt a big problem with him at all from me and I really like his videos.

OK the story of this interview is that I did the interview with Y2KJonRichards and Davey left a comment saying he wanted to do it but my list of guests was full at the time and forgot to ask Davey at that point then with Smivadee interview a while ago and then Daveyboyz left a comment saying he was up for it and I said yes defintely and send an email and Davey was happy. Sent him the questions and he send me his answers back a few days after and I got the interview done 2 days later. This one was good and I liked Davey's answers.

Thanks Davey

OK about 30 minutes ago I received a question on Formspring with someone saying "You used to be a big fan of "helping the little guy out"." Now Im still helping out the little guy by watching videos and if they wanted to help out with anything then they can ask, its very simple. Its not being rude as some people would think, I think of it as more of a respect thing. Someone asked me if they could help out with Face 2 Face and I said they could help out with the interview by doing an intro and it was in the first 10 seconds of the PJ & Lex interview.

Now the next part this person said that I was doing interviews with PJ, Daveyboyz, Crabstickz just to help out my status on Youtube, as this is not the case. Now with Crabstickz I dis ask him but with PJ and Daveyboyz they asked me whether it was on Skype, Twitter or Youtube comments plus I like watching their videos and I knew they would come out with a great interview. It aint about getting more subscribers as I never think about numbers because then I know that content would turn crap.

If I only did interviews with certain youtubers to gain subscribers then yes It would tarnish me but right now I dont think it has tarnished me at the moment.

In my last blog entry I did mention suggestions that people have come up with for future Face 2 Face interviews which I will do after the New Year.

It was a good question but it left me bugged out but that's their opinion and I aint going to let it bother now.

On a final note I love the new albums by Tom Milsom and Hank Green shown in this picture

OK Thats it for now

Bye for now


Friday, December 04, 2009

One Facebook account is all I need and Face 2 Face With PJ & Lex

Hey Guys

Hows it going? Hope everything is good with everyone and I have been trying to think of a blog entry but felt stuck but now I got some stuff to talk about HOORAY.

Before I begin talking about the stuff in the title I will mention I will be up London on Saturday for a couple of things. First of all I will be visiting my friend Alan for the morning to play on PS3 with Tekken 6 and I know I will lose every match because I know I will suck at it. I will be staying there til around 1 or 2 in the afternoon.

Then later in the day at around 6 to 7 o'clock in the evening I will be going to a gig organised by Tom Milsom, Eddplant and Alex Day aka Nerimon to celebrate the UK launch of Tom Milsom's 2nd album "Painfully Mainstream" in which it is an exciting event not only it is a gig but it is more like a gathering where people can meet other people and watch Alex, Ed and Tom perform live its that great. Im still waiting for my copy of Tom Milsom's 2nd album and I know its going to be good like his first album.

OK onto the topics in hand. The first thing I will talk about is Facebook, a couple of months I decided to open a second facebook for Internet friends and keep the original just for real life friends and any online friends I talk to regularly but this has turned out to be a bad idea. I can not keep up with both and decided that I left a message on my second one saying I will not be using that anymore and using the original one so in the new year I will be deleting the "Barry RNNG Aldridge" facebook account and just keeping the "Barry Aldridge" one in the future. It was a bandwagon to me that seemed like a good idea but in the end it wasnt mend to be, ah well.

OK Finally I will be talking the last Face 2 Face I did which was with KickThePJ & TyrannosaurusLexxx

OK how did this come together well, after uploading the Crabstickz interview and watching it PJ contacted me on Skype saying he liked and was willing to do an interview which was fantastic news for me and could be a good opporunity, now originally it was going to be a solo interview. I was thinking about the questions for PJ and then one of my family mentioned about Lex being with PJ and then I remembered that Lex wanted to do it as well, so I contacted PJ saying would Lex be ok being asked some questions and guess what it was perfect timing and PJ said Lex would love to do it and then I figured out some questions for them and send them off. Got the answers back on Monday morning and put together the interview on Tuesday as you can see there.

I can say I have had back some really good feedback from the interview which was awesome. Even had feedback from people I havent heard from in ages like Laurbubble, J0ames and Amycakes which was awesome. InstantMashUp came up with a really comment saying he liked the double act and said I should more of them because they are quicker and more interesting that is indeed true but problem with that is the chemistry has to be right and they have be together which I did reply that it could be tricky to do but will give it a try in a future interview. Loved the feedback guys.

OK I did ask on Twitter to say who do you think I should interview next on Face 2 Face and got some really good ones like Lomasca, Pixonu, JohnCox88, The GadgetDude and others which is all really good. Now once I send that out there a couple of people who wanted to have interviews a while ago and they contacted me. One of them has send me their footage yesterday evening which was awesome and the other Im waiting on their footage which is cool. So some of them suggestions I could ask in the new year If I remember.

Now November was a busy month for me overall but this month could be another busy month for me on Youtube with Face 2 Face interviews that I got to put out which one of the guests I know people may not like but this person did ask to do this which is fine. What I can say if I get the footage from the other person, I will be interviewing people who know about.

Not only them I will be doing a video about the gig Im going on Saturday and hoping to get some footage and posting it on my Youtube channel which should be awesome, I got the Project For Awesome video to do on December 17th, I will be doing a Christmas Eve video as well with a couple real life pals that I have known since College plus I got a New Year video that is going to be about Computer games. So I got another busy month ahead on Youtube. I like busy months on Youtube.

Anyway I got to go and get ready for work, I may do a blogtv tonight after work at around 8 for an hour then heading off to bed to go to Alans place on Saturday Morning and then the gig in the evening.

Bye for Now.