Monday, 14 November 2011

Ukes not Nukes

A single frame from an animation I'm working on. I have about 42 similar frames. These 42 frames have taken over a week and a half to rotoscope via Wacom tablet and photoshop. Animation takes so long and it's so monotonous! My brain is working on auto-pilot. It's like forced meditation, I just want to be doing anything else. So I've been having a little musical discovery time. I've been listening to a lot of Paul Brady:

Monday, 7 November 2011

Rae Wetherill sings at Occupy Plymouth

 Photography: Ossie Glover

Photography by Nic Randall 

 I've spent a few hours here and there over the past few days at Occupy Plymouth, one of over 2000 protests happening globally at the mo fighting against economic greed, trying to dispel apathy and create a public space where discussions can be had to change the failing system and create a better future for the next generation. Some of it goes over my head sometimes, I don't know much about the politics or the inner workings of the economy but I know I'm part of a vast majority of normal people who being screwed by corporations, banks and governments.

Anyway, a legend named LIFERAMPS has created this beautiful video of my singing "The Busker Song" there on saturday. Already the response is incredible, not only support for the movement but my music in general. The power of the online-snowball is amazing:

For anybody who has stumbled onto this page looking for info on me, I'm a Plymouth based Illustration student who enjoy's busking around town and dreams of one day actually being booked for a paid live gig!  Some older recordings of mine can be found on my Soundcloud. I suppose I should actually get on it and set up my own youtube page soon :)

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Birthdays A-Plenty

It's been lovely to spend the day making birthday cards for my friend's kid's and not think about how difficult making a future for myself will be when I leave uni. The economy, politics, society feels like it's self destructing. I feel like I need to go live in a cave for a few years until the world sorts itself out.