Category Archives: Music

Euphoria

Summary Pondering on an emotion that I fear I’ll never feel in the way that I wish I could. You’d struggle to find a scene of such chaotic euphoria and its opposite at a 21st century major football tournament – … Continue reading

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Playing with digital audio

Summary Digital video is only as good as your sound. So getting to grips with what you film means ensuring you have a good sound too I’ve been playing with digital audio ever since I got my last laptop – … Continue reading

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Communicating beyond the written/spoken word

Summary A wander through through things that unite people in the context of the World Cup and some recent things I’ve experienced I’m typing this having just watched the Rio in Rio documentary by the former Manchester United and England … Continue reading

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Peace makes Parker’s Piece

Summary Facing the crowds in their hundreds at an open air performance. Glasto next? Have a listen to ‘Reality Checkpoint’ here - it’s our song about the history of Parker’s Piece. It was commissioned for Cycle of Songs, led by Helen … Continue reading

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Trying to focus on digital projects while trying not to get angry about politics

Summary …and trying to stave off the symptoms of mental exhaustion at the same time. On preparing for summer concerts, ‘Change Cambridge’ and me & Ceri preparing to deliver our first term of ‘social media for social action’ evening classes this … Continue reading

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‘Reclaim the game – Funk FIFA’

Summary An old band makes a new return – and has the corrupt monster that is FIFA in its sights This new number’s more than quite good By ‘Pop Will Eat Itself’ About time we had some protest in music. … Continue reading

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Going beyond ‘simple’ social media

Summary Branching out into more complex digital media – with some thoughts for how my main Cambridge-based project will evolve Some of you will be aware that I started a 10 week digital film evening class recently. With good reason: … Continue reading

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Samba

Summary A blogpost about something musical – but politics is never far away. One of the most powerful and emotionally exciting songs in what was one of the worst years in popular music (1998) was Carneval De Paris by Dario … Continue reading

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“I’m sorry, I got it badly wrong, here’s what I’ve learnt…” A much-needed reality check

Summary Me taking responsibility for my conduct when I misjudge things badly. This relates to a conference I was at on musical inclusion – which I blogged about here. Just over three weeks after the event, musician Martin Case posted … Continue reading

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Basement Jaxx press ‘record’

Summary A hard day’s recording a collaboration between the Dowsing Sound Collective and Basement Jaxx – in fancy dress So I went as ‘The Count’ from Sesame Street – with a vampire’s cowl covered in numbers, and Puffles went as … Continue reading

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