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Pain Fades - original track

  • Posted on: 25 September 2017
  • By: agittins

This song was written as part of the assessment tasks for MUSI221 - Songwriting for Contemporary Performance, part of my Bachelor of Music degree at UNE. This is a live take without any edits, and I use a looper (sooperlooper on linux) to replay the chords during the solo (the ending of the loop was a bit rough).

Home Concert - Five Tracks

  • Posted on: 31 May 2017
  • By: agittins

This live recording is from an in-house concert I held on May 18th 2017 as part of my University assessment for MUSI121 - Foundation Studies in Musical Performance.

Is There Anybody Out There? (Pink Floyd Cover)

Reckless (Australian Crawl Cover)

Shape Of My Heart (Sting Cover)

Midnight (Joe Satriani Cover)

Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd Cover)

MySQL won't start, no error messages

  • Posted on: 11 July 2016
  • By: agittins

After doing some performance debugging on mysql running in a vm I found the mysqld service refused to start. The log files showed nothing other than it exiting with an exit code of 1.

Running mysqld from the command line (with sudo -u mysql mysqld -v) also gave nothing useful.

Finally I found a suggestion to run:

sudo -u mysql mysqld_safe --log-error=/tmp/mysql.log

The Foggy, Foggy Dew - audition piece

  • Posted on: 10 February 2016
  • By: agittins

The second of my two audition pieces for entry to UNE's Bachelor of music. SOOoooo much room for improvement but it got me through :-)

The Foggy, Foggy Dew is a traditional English folk song, this being the version created and popularised by Benjamin Britten. It is a somewhat cheeky tale of a love from years ago complete with thinly-veiled justification for following one's heart.

Lasciatemi morire - audition piece

  • Posted on: 10 February 2016
  • By: agittins

The first of my two audition pieces for entry to UNE's Bachelor of music. Still soooo much room for improvement but it got me through :-)

Lasciatemi morire is from Claudio Monteverdi's opera L'Arianna. It is Ariadne's lament at being abandoned by her love on the island of Naxos.

Huge thanks to Jason Barry-Smith who got me to this stage with a sum total of three singing lessons in my life!

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