Category Archives: Music

“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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Musical inclusion in East Anglia – an inspiring yet frustrating experience

Summary Can an event be inspiring and frustrating at the same time? Yes. Before I kick off, one of the brightest local musical talents, Grace Sarah (who has got her GCSE exams in a few months time), has got some … Continue reading

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Evening classes in a Big Society context – why have politicians undermined it?

Summary …and what can local colleges do – in particular using social and digital media to support their local communities?  We had quite a number of people signing up to our most recent free social media surgery for people in … Continue reading

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Event Review: The Dowsing Sound Collective

Summary More of this, please! Me and Puffles rocked up to the Corn Exchange for a musical extravaganza by the Dowsing Sound Collective. It was a fundraiser for a new local charity, The Dosoco Foundation. Dress codes – how to … 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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Jammin’ with Oxfam in Cambridge

Summary A weekend of musical events in Cambridge for Oxfam’s ‘Oxjam’. As it turns out, I went to a separate event on Friday night. One of the disadvantages of becoming aware of all of these community events kicking off is … Continue reading

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What happens when you take your dragon fairy to a music gig?

Summary On being pleasantly surprised by all four musical acts, the importance of small musical venues, the importance of accessibility of said small venues, and ‘diversity issues’ in comedy. It’s kind of a risky thing to do – turning up … Continue reading

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I’d like to teach the world to sing

Summary A random list of stuff I’d like to do, see or experience – because it’s not as if I’m going to be able to afford a house or car in the near future I’ve been pondering a moany post … Continue reading

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You can dance if you want to

Summary Living in the land of dreaming? It’s one of those things that after X glasses of wine you think “That was possibly not the brightest thing to tweet after Puffles had been led astray after a #teacamp” but it’s … Continue reading

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