A night to remember... in Vancouver all thanks to SSiW...
Last night, needing help with recording and uploading audio questions to the Forum, I met a great young musician friend in a pub. She worked through the process with me over a couple of glasses of wine, and some fancy cocktail needed to lubricate her memory how to do this apparently. (Really? Well I fell for it).
We had arrived around 5:30 pm, occupied a cosy little corner by the bar, while there were just two other tables taken. Don't ask me where the time went, but around 7:30 pm she pulled all this gear out of her rucksack and set up a mini recording studio then talked me through the process which I wrote down on a beer mat--like where else eh? By this time the place was filing up, but all inhibitions gone, I did indeed record five questions in Welsh--in fact a whole 'album' and learned how to upload them. What I didn't learn about until this morning was how to separate and label them--but thankfully, in stepped Philip, right here on the Forum. So that is yet another valuable lesson learned.
But back to last night... Our Welsh recording efforts were clearly the best entertainment in town last night. And the only reason I got home so late (you understand) is that all these folk kept sidling over, glasses of beer in hand, settling in and of course offering all kinds of helpful advice. Naturally, there was the woman who's gran came from Ponty-something-or-other, the guy who once went to a rugger match at the Arms Park (going back a bit) but remembers nothing about how he got home, and then the couple who remembered my young friend singing beautifully and playing the harp at a funeral. By the end, the barman remembered he had Welsh roots, as just just about everyone else, so I taught them all how to ask (in Welsh of course) "What are you drinking?"--and for the more discerning palate "What kind of beer do you want?"