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indysmith

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Other Hobbies?
« on: July 15, 2008, 12:16:41 AM »
Most of the people on this forum seem to live and breathe guitars and music. I wander does anyone on here have any other hobbies? Do any of you frequent forums for other activities? Or do you all just fretwank all day? :P

Aswell as my guitar playing efforts
I ride a mountain bike (XC),
I'm very big on headphone audio (Head-Fi),
and I have a lovely girlfriend full time (Kerrie).
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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008, 12:52:59 AM »
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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2008, 12:56:57 AM »
Other hobbies?

erm... I own a bass...
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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2008, 12:58:06 AM »
I also MTB though its become mostly road riding more recently because theres nowhere good to ride here. Other than that I dont do a lot. I like films and game a fair bit but I seem to be fairly cr@p at most games I still enjoy it.

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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008, 01:14:08 AM »
Another mountain biker clocking in here! Got really good terrain for it round here (North Downs), but my bike needs a fair bit of upgrading- front and rear cassettes, front/rear shocks- so i'm toying with the idea of getting a new bike.
I enjoy building 'stuff', ranging from instrument(s) to a work bench, to veg plot cover, and i love building electronics too, currently working on a couple of really nice compressors(for mixing, not in the guitar chain), and a valve tremolo/overdrive.
Beer and BBQs complete the list i think- with being at uni most days during the week, and working sunday and monday, my time is monopolised somewhat!
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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2008, 07:47:47 AM »
I'm currently rediscovering the joy of skateboarding after giving it up in my early teens (when I first became obsessed with playing the guitar). I routinely head out an hour early for work, so I have a chance to accrue some bruises and scr@pes before I limp into the lab. Other than that I've always been an ultrakeen reader, and tend to burn through a couple of new books (or re-read a few old ones) every week.

Does the Internet count as a hobby if you spend more than an hour a day there? :)

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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2008, 08:38:14 AM »
It's motorbikes and bike racing for me.  I religiously watch the World Superbikes, British Superbikes and all the GP classes (125GP, 250GP and MotoGP).  I'm currently leading our work fantasy team competition for bike racing  :D

And as posted in another thread, I ride this when the weather's nice  :wink:


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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2008, 08:43:09 AM »
as you know indy, i do alot of stuff in the 8bit music scene.

heres an album of stuff i did a couple of years ago:
http://www.preromanbritain.com/phattdemo

theres also other stuff around the internet

i also write modern music software for the old atari st home computer:
http://www.preromanbritain.com/maxymiser
http://www.preromanbritain.com/stj

i'm also a drum'n'bass and electro DJ. got a pair of decks, some drum machines, synths and so forth.

since you list your girlfriend as a hobby, perhaps i should too ;)
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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2008, 08:56:55 AM »
Recently, finding BKPs etc, I have become somewhat re-absorbed in all things guitar...

But in the last 10 years or so I have had two other passions:

(Passive participant) Watching cricket
(Active participant) Artist

Funnily enough, you can combine those two quite easily, but they frown at you when you turn up at the Oval with guitar cases and amplifiers to watch Surrey lose another game... (so I've been staying home and playing my guitar instead for most of this season so far!)
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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2008, 09:50:53 AM »
A work, wife and 2 kids preclude any sort of proper hobbies ATM.

Before heading off to London for 3.5 years I was into some electronics (mostly guitar FX & microcontrollers), drawing and a bit of watercolour painting

Some computer graphics (writing object generators for POV & 3D studio)

In the past though I was involved in the Amiga underground scene (game deprotection and also demo & intro coding), and some commercial stuff (getting peoples games running at a decent speed). Later I was involved in the PC reverse engineering scene (decryption and documentation of file protection systems).

I think I'm going to have to reaquire a hobby of some sort
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2008, 10:44:30 AM »
I'm a big movie buff, all sorts but especially horror movies (I spend a lot of time at the London Film Festival every year, and all August bank holiday weekend at FrightFest )

I have many thousands of DVDs and CDs.

Still guitar-related, but I collect guitar magazines obsessively and have them going back over 25 years.  :oops:

I don't really think of it as a hobby, but I read lots of books - it always amazes me that some people never read a book...  :?

And I do no physical exercise whatsoever.   In the distant past I was very fit and a gym regular, but I was always absolutely rubbish at all sport.  This situation may be about to change, as I've foolishly agreed to do a 10K run in October, and I don't want to humiliate myself (or die of a heart attack).
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2008, 10:50:28 AM »
And I do no physical exercise whatsoever.   In the distant past I was very fit and a gym regular, but I was always absolutely rubbish at all sport.  This situation may be about to change, as I've foolishly agreed to do a 10K run in October, and I don't want to humiliate myself (or die of a heart attack).

I know the feeling, I signed up to a gym about 10 weeks ago to help get my weight down (and get my lungs to behave a bit better), and have spent the last 2 weeks sulking cos I have a chest infection.

It's something I have to do though, so I refuse to class it as a hobby (I belive you should enjoy a hobby)
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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2008, 10:50:50 AM »
I can drink the living shit out of a beer, does that count?

I read. A lot. And fish. Like, for fish. To eat.

Used to moutain bike and play basketball, but those days are long gone.

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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2008, 11:32:30 AM »
my main hobby outside of guitars is my girlfriend, but she'd probably cut of my balls for saying that, ha ha.

after that I'd say cooking, I can't get enough of UK TV Food. 

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Re: Other Hobbies?
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2008, 11:35:29 AM »
Nah... I'm boring...!

Had to give up being a p*sshead for medical reasons. This somewhat takes the shine out of most social situations!  Currently trying to get fit, and also spend time outdoors in places that aren't the middle of London.

Also an obsessive reader, which is handy for general 'people avoidance'.
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