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I used to be in a band...

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For a very short time I was the '[play-by-numbers keyboard guy](http://basschat.co.uk/topic/236721-beep-beep-im-a-jeep-aka-hi-there/)' in a band called 'Hot Buddha and the Furious Schmoo', which was great fun. We played in a [few of the pubs / clubs around Southend](http://www.knowhere.co.uk/Southend/Essex/South-East-England/info/musicvenues) during the 90's. The other thing [Vin](https://instagram.com/p/gdLw_vBPvv/) (lead singer) and I did was create trancey ambient tapes under the name 'Dedlites'.

Sitting around my flat with various bits of borrowed equipment strung together, flowing into a tape recorder, we'd spend ages creating short and long-form pieces. Watching this video reminded me of those times. No midi, no computer, no planning.

I've only got one of the tracks now - '[Slippery Monk](https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/994285/00%20-%20Slippery%20Monk.mp3)' which was improvised over some "World Music". Don't get me wrong, we have no where near the talent [A Guy Called Gerald](http://www.guycalledgerald.com/) has in doing this, but we did have fun :-)

\#music