Iron Maiden – Legacy of the Beast Show

Hey everyone, hope you’re having a great week.

On Monday I went to see Iron Maiden at The Manchester Arena. I wanted to try doing a video that included my journey to and from the show. It’s a test video really. I wasn’t allowed to take any filming equipment, only my phone (which is old and has limited memory).

I would like to make some vlog type videos in the future, and I learnt a few things of what I should and shouldn’t do by making this video. I’m no Casey Neistat, but the quality of these kind of videos will get better.

The next kind of vlog type video will be made during a trip I’m on in October.

I don’t know if tickets are still on sale for the Iron Maiden tour, if they are I highly recommend you go see them.


Free To Play with TJ

Free To Play are the three words discussed most in the gaming community. As I type free to play games are dominating the market place. Fortnite, Dota 2, Hearthstone, Warframe, Paladins are just a few games that are popular at this moment in time.

But are these games really free?

Fortnite has recently surpassed $1billion in revenue, achieved through in game purchases. Though the game is technically free to play, currently I haven’t spent a single penny playing Fortnite, there is still a lot to buy within the game.

Fortnite’s model is one that I really like. Epic, the games developer states that all purchases, skins, items and abilities purchased do not reflect the in game performance. It still gives each player an equal playing field regardless if you spend £100’s or £0.

Paladins is a little different, they allow you to buy passes, and abilities that do enhance players abilities in game, and for a cheapskate like me I find it tedious and tiresome that players that you battle against can pay for abilities or characters in order to gain an edge.

However, all that being said. I am enjoying games in the free to play market at this moment in time. I think that Fortnite, though the most popular game at the time of writing, will plateau soon regardless of their constant tinkering and changes.

TJ and I have played Fortnite and Paladins, we were discussing maybe giving Dota 2 a try in the near future too. You can catch our Fortnite and Paladins play throughs at the Everyday Reboot YouTube channel.


Guitar Finger Exercises – Final Part

Hey everyone, hope you’re all having a great day.

Today you get the 4th and final part to the finger exercise mini series. I hope there are some Guitarists out there who have found these videos useful. If so, leave us a comment letting us know, especially if you have added any of the patterns to your daily practice routine.

We have a different kind of video coming next Thursday, so stay tuned.

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Yamaha Piaggero NP-V80 – Demo

Hey everyone. Had a very busy couple of days getting todays video editied. Due to one of the PCs fucking up and not letting me use some programs anymore. Pain in the arse.

Anyway, it’s done. And this video has our first special guest. Her name is Bobo and she is a very talented pianist.

Shes playing some of her favourite music for the video and half way through you get me attempting to play to show off some of the 500 sounds the keyboard has.

I hope someone out there finds it useful.


A word from Adam

Hi there everyone, Adam from Everyday Reboot here. TJ has invited me to write a few words about The Banner Saga, but we’ll get onto that it a minute.

First of all, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has visited, viewed, commented, liked and subscribed to both the Short Lane Studio and Everyday Reboot YouTube channels and socials since their respective launches. We started from nothing, and though nothing has gone viral, we appreciate all support regardless of how big or small (that’s what she said).

TJ has been working extremely hard to film and edit all the Short Lane Studio content, and to be apart of that is not only an honour but a positive experience that I am enjoying immensely. Though we have planned to make content together for years, I didn’t think we’d end up making regular content like this with so many factors against us, including the flood to the studio last year, but we’re here now ready and raring to go.

Now I have gotten the mushy sentiments out of the way, it’s time to get back on track as I am here to talk a little bit about Everyday Reboot. This week I have been playing some games. I started with Mini Metro, I’ve also played a bit of Fortnite too. But this week has been special, because I have started my first play through series of a game that I have been waiting to play for such a long time, The Banner Saga.

The Banner Saga is a Norse inspired tactical role playing game. The story is interactive, meaning the players choices and decisions effect the overall story arc. The game is hand drawn, has a wonderfully orchestral score and though an independent title stands out from it’s competitors for being different in more ways than one.

As I type this I have recorded a few parts already and I must say that I am really enjoying it. So, if you are unaware of this game, if you want to try before you buy, you should watch the series to get a feel for it.