Review (Of Sorts)

PoopShoot.com – Shin Godzilla

In the Kevin Smith film, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob talk about “… the internet movie site, Poop Shoot dot com”. It is where everyone can post an opinion about a film, regardless if they are qualified or not. That website is a bit like this post. I hope to write a short think-piece about a film I just saw; I saw Shin Godzilla. I will stipulate I am no movie buff – I would…

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We Went To “Our Gate”

We went to the immersive theatre adventure called Our Gate tonight. I hope to give my knuckle-dragger’s opinion on the matter, but there is a back-story. As part of the local radio, we have been broadcasting the prodigal Jack Sinclair and the Our Gate podcast. I can now spoil the ruse in that the Podcast was the introduction to the theatre performance; the podcast was like watching the Extras in a DVD before you watch…

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August ’21: The Jazz Show

As a continuation of the weekend drip feed – a post written every weekend to keep the supply of news constant – I am back again with more mid-life existential dilemmas. This weekend was the weekend of The Jazz Show. I present The Jazz Show on Harrogate Community Radio (handy link) – a monthly toe-dip in to the world of toots and parps. Something I take great pleasure in helping out with. See, we are…

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Home Procrastination

First Weekend Of August ’21

I am trying to blog a bit more – get back in to the swing of things. I figure a good way to do this is to write short, readable reports about my weekend. Friday night; we recorded a show over Skype for the radio – it was the second birthday of Harrogate Community Radio on Sunday and we had two hours of cheese to inflict on the citizens of H’Gate. It was sociopathic fun,…

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Mowbray House

I have been awake a few nights, now; my feet are swelling up and they are quite painful. Not much sleep is being achieved. But, this does afford other opportunities; I managed to watch the sun rise whilst listening to a great compilation called “Summer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound Of British & Irish Folk, 1966-75“. The front cover is great! Thanks to Mrs Moons from the local radio for that tip off I…

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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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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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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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