Procrastination

Dreams

Had an interesting dream last night, during my 13 hour sleep. I dreamt that I was on a space cruise in the distant future – much like the space cruise in The Fifth Element, in fact, very much like it. I was with my wife and we had a floating space dog (bit like a Border Terrier but in a space suit). On the space cruise, I entered into a Poetry competition – something I have…

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Creativity

In the middle of something ….

“text-align: justify;”>… founding a record label to be exact. When it fleshes out I will be the first to tell you all about it. Any-hoo, what have you been upto? I have not slept for 36 hours and no longer know the difference between right and wrong. It may be 7pm but I am off to bed ……… That is the problem of having a bet to see who can blog 365 days / year – you…

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Family

The Ghost Of Newby Hall

The Church of Christ the Consoler is a Victorian Gothic Revival church built in the Early English style by William Burges. It is located in the grounds of Newby Hall at Skelton-on-Ure, in North Yorkshire, England. Burges was commissioned by George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon, to build it as a tribute to the Marquess’ brother-in-law, Frederick Vyner. The church is a Grade I listed building as of 6 March 1967, and was vested in the Churches Conservation Trust on 14 December 1991. Frederick Vyner was “taken prisoner by Greek brigands in the neighborhood of Athens April 11th…

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Creativity

I Got To Interview My Hero

I wrote the following interview for the up and coming music video outfit, Sektion Red – they allowed me to put it on my own blog too. J-Zen is one of my musical heroes and it was an absolute privilege to talk to him – J-Zen is a French producer who has been fascinated by the world of soul, jazz, funk, and world music since his record-collector father offered him his first LP at the age…

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