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K’Town Community Gathering

I went to the first big community gathering since before Lock Down yesterday. It was held in Knaresborough and I was there representing Harrogate Community Radio. Allan S had set up the PA with the help of Scooby and I got the Knaresborough House for 10am – I had a laptop full of tunes and some were better than others. Scooby was playing a lot of good music and we set about making a good…

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I Move House In A Weeks Time

I move house in a weeks time. Well not really a house and not too far a move. Me and Kathryn will be renting a new flat on Mowbray Square. Mowbray Sq. is between Dragon Parade, where I am now, and Creao Studio, where I record my radio shows. We have the chance of living in a new build; no more damp, leaking facilities or mould. No more bad times – yes, I am pinning…

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Creativity

Well, I Failed The #365BlogChallenge

Well I have failed the challenge I set myself last December – I had hoped to Blog everyday through 2021 but I could not find the time to research, write up and publish the posts. I could not Blog everyday. #365BlogChallenge is over for this year but never say never on a fresh attempt… Why did I fail? I set out to improve my situation through blogging – I thought that the act of living…

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Creativity

Weird Wins: Series One

I have started a new podcast series called Weird Wins. I get to speak to inspirational people about their driving passion. The things that makes them tick. I spoke to Allan about his love of Music Mentorship – how he has helped loads of people get a foot hold in the music industry. How he is running Creao Studio and how he has played across countless stages. You can listen to that here: I also…

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Health

I Am Looking Forward To Shaking Someone’s Hand Again

It’s a funny thing to shake someone’s hand. In the future, of course, there are no handshakes. Star Trek, Star Wars, even Spaceballs… no one shakes hands. And handshakes haven’t been the standard default for as long as we think – they were codified by the Quakers five hundred years ago, because they were thought to be more egalitarian than tipping a hat or bowing. Today, of course, a handshake is often seen as a…

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Creativity

Roots Conversation Reaches Episode #100!

I have been a part of Roots Conversation – the roots reggae podcast for a good few years now. We reached Episode #100 tonight. I am currently sat in Creao Studio listening to Scooby and Allan record their show – their show is turning in to a bit of a car crash, really. But, Roots Conversation has reached Episode #100 and I am more than happy with the progress it is making. I hope we…

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Review (Of Sorts)

Sound Of Wonder Is Ace

My mate Scooby hosts the Sound Of Wonder. The Sound Of Wonder is a podcast that gets broadcast on community radio in Harrogate and the USA. If you want to find out more then head to www.soundofwonder.co.uk Stewart admits he butchers the links and he has not a hope of getting them correct – we are past Episode 250, now. But they are amazing. They have a very small and a very small listenership. I…

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Family

Popped To Hackforth

Popped to Hackforth today – it is where my folks live; they have a new housemate in the form of my sister. Alison is between houses having put a deposit on her firs house. The lease was up on where she rented and we saw her for the first time since Xmas 2019. It is a lot different since then. But, the Swallows returned as we sat in my parent’s garden chatting. It was honest.

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Creativity

#GoTeam

There was an admin meeting for the station tonight. It was the first proper, facilitated meeting I have attended. Karen led it and she. Knows her onions. We covered a lot of ground and we have agreed to try and lessen my load. I have a great team of people supporting me and they are the people keeping me going, along with my family and Kathryn.

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