Well we have had mini heatwave in Sheffield through May, it’s been lovely and refreshing. Everything is at last summery and green

Been reviewing carefully what to do with this channel as I have so many ideas, from record collecting, music streaming, classic cars, local videos and reviews etc. It’s hard to find a format that fits all so everything will be ongoing and see how the garden grows I guess.

More videos will follow as I get back into my stride. Plus tarot cards, I offer a full professional tarot reading service that is second to none. Facebook page to follow soon, plus section within my expanding you tube channel. So much to do, so much to write

Been walking at forge dam and whiteley woods one of my favourite places since I was 14. Busy on hot days but ultimately solitude is a few minutes walk away

So I am offering tarot readings, message me if interested as I been reading the immortal cards since I was 17, and I can help with any problems at reasonable rates. All done online or personal consultations by arrangement.

Last night at The York in Broomhill, this is a fine ale if you enjoy pale ale. My favourite pub in broomhill by miles, and not just because I used to co-own it, it’s got atmosphere all throughout.

Check out one of my films, I have made many over the years

The Summer doth come…..

YES!!!! A veritable mini heatwave has come to Sheffield this week. Gorgeous weather yesterday and today at least. Preparing to DJ an All Download Festival bands night tonight, Dove and Rainbow is the place to be.

This is actually a pic from 2007, with yours truly in the DJ box at the Dove. Things are a bit different now but still rocking down here. More archive pix to come soon, and new videos shortly on vinylkats, because the weather makes me hot to be creative….

Early morning walk this week down at Crookes Valley Park. Beautiful

April 2018 Where is the Spring?

Well, no more snow but not much in the way of Spring weather either. Rain rain and more rain, and the conservatory roof is leaking!
Was wanting to get out into Derbyshire last Sunday crate digging at the Hope car boot event, but it was sadly cancelled due to waterlogged fields. Not fair.
not bought any vinyl for months due to the inclement climate. Its record store day soon and hope to be making some videos locally in Sheffield,

Snowed up again

Not impressed. The snow is back with a vengeance. Ruined the weekend

Well, beast from the east came back!! Mountains of snow during Saturday night and the Arctic blast destroyed the weekend. Unable to get home even in a 4×4 on Sunday. It’s now Monday the 18th and worst of it appears to be over, but tons of snow still around.

The official spring is on the way, warming up over the next few days slowly. Still sub zero today, cold and fed up with this weather blitz. Hopefully I can actually get home this morning however or as close as I can and walk. Oh wow, for the hot sunny beach and a towel on the sand!

And the snow came back yet again!!!! April 2nd, and the foul wet stuff falls, but surely the last snow of 2018 now. Come on I want some nice warm weather please

And finally…. Spring…

MARCH 2018…..The last bite of Winter

Finally, after months of foul weather, the end is in sight! We are having more snowfall this weekend and freezing temperatures, but from Monday it looks to head rapidly into Spring, and not a moment too soon! I really want to be out doing videos for my channel, crate digging, record shop hunting, exploring, car restoration, and many many things to build up the Vinyl Kats YouTube channel. The snow has killed most of the year so far, so being able to get out and about and not wear ten layers of clothing will be wonderful. It’s currently Friday 16th March, and tonight at DJing as usual at the DOVE AND RAINBOW in Sheffield. If you happen to be be in the area drop in and chat to me in the DJ box, I play the best of the new rock chart and loads of classic stuff as well so a real mixed bag of goodies.

Currently also looking for more DJ work in the area, so I may be popping up in other venues TBA, but dont expect rock and metal anywhere else, my tastes go FAR BEYOND that. Working on some more ideas so updates soon as we head into the welcome Spring sunshine (hopefully). Re DOVE, going to be doing LIVE YouTube stuff too, and definitely looking ahead to covering TRAMLINES in Sheffield this year, with a few LIVE broadcasts of some of the best local bands. All this you will find on my channel on Youtube of course as and when it happens.

22ND February 2018….Vinylkats update blog

Good morning! After three weeks considering the new YouTube rules re monetization of small channels, I nearly gave up on this! However, I decided that it is best to continue, in the best tradition of art…for arts sake!!

I need to get to 240K minutes of channel viewing per 12 month period in order to make any money, plus 1000 subscribers, but I am sure I can actually get there…eventually anyway! It will be a long haul to the top. The old system of just getting 10k hits and then making money has gone, as I was set to make money from May this year under those rules. Youtube changed the whole ball game, and the new thresholds are far far higher. But, it DOES mean that instead of just dragging in a few pounds a week under the old rules, when I do start to make money under the new rules, the amounts will be much, much higher, and so actually worth waiting for! So its kind of a double edged sword with the new thresholds in many ways.

So just uploading a new video to my channel today, and then just letting it grow and progress during the rest of the year, hopefully getting to the new thresholds by 2019 and making some cash! It will be a long haul to the top, but its a long way to the top if you wanna rock n roll, right? Yes indeed it is

Listening to the mighty Tangerine Dream as I work on my PC, editing video takes an age on this machine. Nearly the weekend yet again, and if you in Sheffield get to the DOVE AND RAINBOW from 8pm if you love rock and metal, old and new, as I hit the virtual decks with the best blend of rock and metal you will find in SHEFFIELD!!! Plus, filming a video update this Friday night, so you may well get yourselves on YouTube!! Come on down, the more the merrier….

Friday, 23rd Feb. Well, the winter continues to bite hard in the UK. An Arctic blast of snow and freezing temperatures are set to hit the UK again and last well into March. The winter just will not let go at all this year. I am so fed up with snow and cold and frost and having to de-ice Bluebell. Take me to a tropical island and I will be a happy Kat.

Was planning a quick video today but spent so long unfreezing my jeep earlier and running out of de-icer there is now no time. I really hope the expected snowstorms and blizzards do not arrive here, in Sheffield anyway. So so depressing this weather.

Anyway I feel I have made the right decision to continue with Vinylkats, and its so much FUN as well, and once the warm weather arrives I will doing more videos than you can shake a 12″ single at!!!!

28 January

Been busy working on my YouTube channel. Just done another retro chart countdown video

Really getting organised now. Going to timetable what video I make at what times each day, so I keep on the ball with this channel. After all I do want to get this into profit and monetize the lot of content I am creating. Therefore you can never do enough really I guess

So this coming week, plenty of videos to create and promote