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Resistance bands ARE FUN!

I’ll take any excuse to not go into a stuffy gym full of (mostly) uptight macho bores. But I love to workout and when it’s sunny like it is in the UK all the time (cough) it’s amazing to start the day with a good workout or even a half a*****d one. Hey, you don’t need two hours in the gym! Get your body moving. Do a few press ups, a few squats. Starting is key because it will always lead to more. How awesome to be able to carry a bit of rubber and be able to blast your muscles in the outdoors. I made a fun video about my new set of exercise bands with my awesome friend Rosaria Sativa; check out her dance classes around London known as Swing Out & Shimmy

We had a good play with the bands in the tranquil country side of the town centre park.

Resistance band funny video

Ian Dury and The Blockheads

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick Bass Cover Version

What a song! I know little of the rest of the catalogue and really must delve deaper but what a song and what a bass line. It took me hours to learn this 5 years ago and I still struggle to nail it every time. I normally have to stop to shake my hands out every few bars. What’s your favourite bass line to play and what’s your favourite Blockheads song?

New videos every Wednesday on my YouTube channel. Ritchie Rosson (that is me that is) is an entertainer, magician, YouTuber, comedian based in London.

My crazy career

From rock and roll bands to a circus contortionist to a balloon modelling specialist to a funny magician I have always had great fun in what I do. I never liked to follow the crowd and always strived to keep pushing forward changing and improving on what I do. My new project for 2020 was weekly YouTube videos. I am having great fun making them.

I had a fun day with magician superstar and lovely guy Brendan Rodrigues recently doing an interview with him and him doing an interview me. We have a very different style in the world of magic but we have a mutual respect for each other and always a great laugh.

My magic teacher and CRAZY friend

Michael Wo is the best! He’s always full of jokes and fun. Michael sells magic but he performs non-stop all day long for mostly non-paying passers by. If he makes people happy and has them laughing and can make aa few sales along the way then Michael is happy. He’s such a giving person and helped me so much when I was first getting into magic teaching me all sorts of tricks.

Canden Town Funny Magician Michael Wo

Michael is an amazingly funny and lovely magician. Go to his magic shop. He is there (nearly) every day in Camden Lock market in Camden Town, London; not far from Camden Town and Chalk Farm tube stations. Great for gifts for kids and grown up kids. Michael Wo’s YouTube Channel

Travelling around London is fun

I was going to make a YouTube video about my magician friend and dealer of highly illegal drugs. No, not really. He’s one of the only people in Camden not selling drugs. Michael sells magic tricks!

But my video ended up being too much fun to ignore the lovely journey through gorgeous central London. I took my first trip on a London hire bike. They are ace! Hire one. If you don’t want to ride round advertising that bank; wear a big ridiclous hat and everyone will not see the name on the bike.

Turn off the news!

I am all for folks being more informed. I myself have an impressive degree in politics. Less impressive being a 2.2 from Northampton Uni but nevertheless. What a time of information bombardment we are thriving in. But it’s too much. News is grim by nature. “Why don’t they report positive things?!” It’s not news that’s why fam. We expect things to be good and assume they are and will be so news is bad news and it’s bad. So don’t wake up to bad in your ears and take a break from it once in a while.

I made a funny (WHO SAYS?) video on the topic. You will like it. I promise or your money back.

Green Screen!

YES! So excited to finally get me a green screen for my YouTube videos. As a magician I have bought tons of props, gadgets and gimmicks for my shows and 90% have ended up boxed away or sold to other entertainers (they all do the same haha!)

The GS was one of these things where I thought I wanted it but had a feeling I would be selling it again soon. But NO! Loving my first attempts at having fun with this and it looks great and I have hardly opened my imagiantion on it yet.

The Elgato green screen if you can find one is so easy to set up and pack down. It’s a nice size for solo sit down or standing filming.

The part I am troubled by is how tricky to light they are. I wanted to update my video lights for a while but when I shone them on me and tried to film green screen oh boy did I need to get some new ones.

A lot of video tutorials on my dearest YouTube were frothing at the mouth over the Aputure 120D but it is rather big to set up in my shoe box sized flat. I was tempted though but when I realised that for green screening you need even lighting and not the artistic type with one key light, I looked for a set and came across the awesome and way more flat pack/plays big Aputure Amaran’s. They are iPad size and are fantastic. Battery and mains powered a variety of light types, really bright and REMOTE CONTROLLED BABY! Forget your videos, flash them at the neighbours when they put the bins out while I hide behind the curtains that what I am mostly using them for.

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Under the Mask

Funny new vlog about funny friends, beards, bass playing and upbeat looking ahead. Had great fun editing this with Adobe Premiere Pro. Spent about 20 glorious hours with PP. I’m always learning new tricks every time I work with it.

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