Category Archives: Music

Coleridge shines on its open day – breaking a generation of negative stereotypes

Summary On how one of our local secondary schools is demonstrating what investment and leadership can achieve – for this was an open evening that busted a number of negative local stereotypes The signs across a number of houses in … Continue reading

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September

Summary September is normally a time when people commit to something new – especially with a new academic season of evening classes. But the national and global backdrop looks increasingly gloomy. Let’s start this post with a little bit of Earth, … Continue reading

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Final version of my film of the Cambridge Buskers Festival 2014

Summary I’m strangely proud of this – for being proud of work I’ve done is an emotion I rarely feel. Here it is: Visually it’s not perfect – I’m still trying to figure out what happened in the conversion process … Continue reading

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Cambridge Buskers Festival blows the roof off

Summary Musicians took to the streets and pubs of Cambridge – making young children curious, the beer-drinking lads sing, middle-aged women dance, and some old men cry. Some of the best performances were that powerful. I’ve just completed a weekend of … Continue reading

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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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