Category Archives: Fluffy topics

It’s difficult to stay silent when you’ve gone beyond what you thought you were capable of

Summary An evening as part of the Dowsing Sound Collective – even more inspiring than being in the audience. (Followed by some thoughts on what course/workshop providers and institutions can learn from this). It was turning up to their performance … Continue reading

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Christmas songs – a change from ‘same stuff different year’?

Summary Having a look around for some different Christmas songs You know the score: “The bestest crimbo recordz in the world evva evva evva!!!” screams the tellybox. Every year. I won’t list the songs because most of you probably know … Continue reading

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Event review: Cambridge Vintage Night – & some thoughts on future events

Summary Is Cambridge’s lindy hop and swing dance beginning to reach critical mass? This high-energy event showed its potential – but can the city help groups like these achieve that potential? Well over 100 people turned up to The Guildhall … Continue reading

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On men’s fashion. Again.

Summary A further blogpost moaning about men’s fashion This follows on from a blogpost earlier this year on men’s fashion – see here. In part it’s because of further pondering as well as stumbling across some stupendously expensive items that … Continue reading

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Summary From Westminster politicians to rabbit-hutch identikit homes to faceless footballers and even to bedlinen and menswear, why is everything so bland? This is not a new phenomenon. Back in 1990 – which was a sort of strange ‘golden age’ … Continue reading

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On men’s fashion

Summary A moan about blandness In the grand scheme of things, men’s fashions as far as the Western world hasn’t changed that much in the past 100 years. The historian in me has never quite fathomed out why, after the … Continue reading

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Digital video project – the editing – and publishing the Twitter guide

Summary One down, one to go. [Updated to add that we will be re-recording the audio for both on better equipment this week, and adding subtitles following useful feedback] Dana worked her socks off today on the editing of the Twitter … Continue reading

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Digital video project 2 – the screencasting

Summary Now we really are behind schedule! …but it’s not the end of the world. Dana has kindly agreed to help out for an additional day due to the complications we’ve had using Adobe Premier across two different operating systems. “Mac … Continue reading

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Digital video project 2 – the writing

Summary How do you turn a set of ideas into a story board? This is what we spent much of today doing – something that took longer than I had anticipated and made me appreciate more the work that Alice, Dave, Kate and Nyika had put … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Summary A few things I want to do this year I found it telling that the BBC’s highlights of 2012 in the run up to Big Ben’s Bongs, the only thing that seemed to feature were the Olympics and Paralympics. … Continue reading

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