Centre of Gravity
Page last updated on 9th August 2009
The Band's Centre of Gravity
When your band is, in the worst case, 149 miles apart, it is difficult to have a spur
of the moment rehearsal. Things need to be planned and consequently it usually takes
us about 2 months to arrange a practice and then another week of emails to decide where
we are going to meet up. The dilema of which biscuits to bring is usually resolved by
a shorter and more efficient discussion.
To aid the complex process of deciding where to rehearse and being a bit of an
anorak case, I found a geo-midpoint website, which enabled me to calculate the band's
centre of gravity. It turns out that as the crow flies, the most central location for us
to have a band practice, recording session or just generally consume tea and biscuits
together, is in a field just south of and adjacent to the M40.
I've written to the relevant farmer and it appears that with the aid of 47 long extension
leads and a 4-way adaptor we should be able to supply enough electricity for the band with
a spare socket left over for that all important kettle. Add in a gazebo and a couple of wind
breaks and the jobs a good'n as they say.