Angry Badger – Re-recorded, remastered and re-released.

You can stream the new version of the E.P on most popular streaming platforms.

Last year, on the 10th ‘anniversary’ (I think I was the only one that remembered / gave any thought to it) of the “Attack of the 50ft Badger” E.P I released a new version of the E.P, including new drums, re-recorded guitar and bass lines.

The original E.P was recorded in 2009 in a local village hall and the spare bedroom of the Maisonette I was living in at the time. Myself and Jon recorded the live guitar and drum tracks in the village hall (7 piece drum mic set, SM57 against the Marshall TSL I had at the time). The bass and vocals were then recorded in the spare room. A vocal booth / cupboard and Sansamp’d bass.

I had no idea what I was doing at the time, all the gear and no idea! Was never really that happy with it (recording, no the songs), but was good to get something out at the time.

Fast forward 10 years, I’d sold and re-bought various items of recording gear, but more importantly moved completely digital for guitar (Kemper) and treated myself to Superior Drummer 3 (having really enjoyed using EZ Drummer).

The drum tracking and quality of the drum samples in Superior Drummer 3 are incredible. The drum tracking for bass drum, snare and floor toms, was near enough spot on, some minor corrections and it was perfect.

Jon’s playing was fantastic on the recordings, the recording itself had always let the sound down. I couldn’t do the same for the cymbals as I hadn’t tracked them separately, fortunately after some YouTube / Google researched I managed to EQ them to sound […]

By |January 4th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Angry Badger – Re-recorded, remastered and re-released.

How much does it cost to charge your Tesla?

Whilst I was waiting for my Model 3 to arrive, I thought I should work out how much it would cost to charge at home and run.

I’ve now since expanded this spreadsheet to cover off multiple variants of Model 3, Model S and Model X.

All you need to know to use it, is which car you’ve got (!), starting and ending charge (drop down options), your rates for both day and night (or special EV rate depending on provider) and how long that window is. If you put that data in, you’ll then get a fairly good estimate on how much it’ll cost to charge up and run your car.

The calculation takes into consideration a 6.5% charging loss (based on data from real users) and range data from Teslike, which is data sourced from real users, rather than the over ambitious ranges Tesla have to tell us.

Hopefully this helps understand some of the costs and maybe even helps you convince your company / a loved one / anyone that will listen that a Tesla is the right choice for you ๐Ÿ™‚

Click here to visit the dynamic sheet: How much will it cost to charge and run my Tesla from home

There are three tabs at the bottom for Model 3, S and X.

If this sheet does help and gets you ready to order a Tesla, please consider using my referral code to get us both 1000 free supercharger miles and entries into a raffle to win a Model Y and a Roadster!

By |October 17th, 2019|Tesla|Comments Off on How much does it cost to charge your Tesla?

Tesla Model 3 Cost comparison between PCP and PCH

EDIT: Link below now updated to show the current OctopusEV Tesla Model 3 lease prices as of 10/02/2020

Before anyone tries to get in touch, I know, they are completely different products. Hopefully this will be helpful for people like me that aren’t planning on purchasing the car and are looking for the lowest overall cost.

First things first, what’s the difference between the two products?


PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) is a way of purchasing a new car with cheaper monthly payments, by giving you a lump sum (Guaranteed Final Value / GFV) to purchase the car at the end of the term. Traditional dealers tend to be able to throw in some decent discount on PCP deals as they tend to skim some of the APR you pay each month, so there’s some extra cash to be had for them over a cash deal. With Tesla however, short on buying an inventory car (there are Model 3’s starting to turn up now) there are no discounts.When you have a PCP deal, the car is in your name and is effectively your car. At the end of your agreed term, you either pay the lump sum or hand the car back. Normally dealers (probably not Tesla!) will try and get in touch near the time of the deal running out to get you in a new car. With a PCP deal you also get the option (although the finance companies would really rather you wouldn’t) to Voluntarily Terminate (VT). VT’ing means you can end contract once you’ve paid off 50%. Doing this does get you a mark against your credit record (neither negative or positive) but means you could get our of your deal early or not […]

By |October 17th, 2019|Tesla|Comments Off on Tesla Model 3 Cost comparison between PCP and PCH

Tesla Model 3 UK collection – checklist and other important information

If you are nearly ready to collect your new Tesla Model 3, then congratulations! It’s an amazing car to own and drive ๐Ÿ™‚

However, you will need to be prepared for the handover process, as it tends to be a little different from a regular car pickup. There is sometimes some minor damage from the car being transported and some other known issues.

One VERY important thing to know, is that you only have 100 miles in which to report minor damage. Items such as stone chips and scratches need to be reported before 100 miles for Tesla to help you. This does not include big paint defects, anything outside of normal wear and tear will still be covered past 100 miles.

Check your car over throughly, take as much time as you need. If you feel you pressured to move on, park up out in some daylight on the way home and finish off the checks (maybe at your first supercharge :)). Should you find anything, ensure you report it via the Schedule Service section in your app!

One other thing not covered in the check list is the brake fluid levels. Please ask that this is checked (the brake fluid reservoir is under the service panel in the ‘frunk’). There has been a known issue (my car included) where the low brake fluid warning came on until topped up. This has the unfortunate side affect of stopping hill hold and autopilot from working.

For the rest of the checks, I’d advise printing the check list and if possible take a friend of family member to help you run through the list so you don’t miss anything in the excitement!

Here’s the list (in PDF for printing or word […]

By |September 24th, 2019|Tesla|Comments Off on Tesla Model 3 UK collection – checklist and other important information

Tesla shortcut icons for your iPhone

Having installed the ‘Tesla Remote’ app on my iPhone, I got the shortcuts for Siri working and also looked to add a few for my home screen.

Some of the generic icons work well (lock and unlock for example), but I thought I’d re-do some of the app icons, having done that I thought I’d share them out.

I’ve done them with both a black and red background (sampled the red from the Tesla logo). Save these icons on your phone, then you can chose to use them instead of the icons on offer in the Apple Shortcuts App ๐Ÿ™‚

This is what they look like on the phone ๐Ÿ™‚

3/10/19 – Quick edit to add in the Vent (and close) icons and the Demist icon too, as I’m sure that’ll be available soon ๐Ÿ™‚

9/1/20 – Quick edit to add in Heated steering wheel and Sentry mode on/off

By |September 20th, 2019|Tesla|Comments Off on Tesla shortcut icons for your iPhone