Health

“To The Boozer!”

Lock Down 3.0 is really starting to bite. I miss my friends and I miss my family – but the back drop to meeting these groups of people (extended family and others) is the Boozer. I really, really miss the Boozer. Why? Well it is not for the selection of beers – I have the nation’s breweries poised at the click of a mouse, ready to send me a selection of cans. Granted, there is…

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Procrastination

Cheers Scooby

Yeah, cheers Scooby – when I next record a show with Guerrilla Dub System and Scooby I will remember to have slept before hand and not fall asleep mid-link, hahaha. What happened was I had a bit of a bad night and I had not slept – so, when I sat down to record Roots Conversation I could hardly keep my eyes open. I was exhausted in every sense of the word. Allan had to…

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Creativity

“What’s With The Whining?”

Toddlers whine. Most adults figure out how to lose the habit, because it’s toxic. And yet it persists. I think I will tag this post in Creativity — because that is where and why I do most of my whining — it is very unbecoming… Whining is a seductive package deal. When it works, it gets us attention, it lowers expectations, it gains sympathy and it forces people to identify with our pain. And it…

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Health

Rap Therapy

Across five episodes – produced by Mother’s Best Child and TOAD – the series covers topics including trauma, grief, body image and sleep, all accompanied by personal stories from a different artist. In episode one rapper Konan discusses the after effects of losing his stepdad, and in episode three Krept talks about how he processed the grief of his cousin dying in a car crash. In episode four, Ms Banks talks about how she learned…

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Creativity

“The Cloud Of Unknowing”

With a firm nod of the head to Neoplatonic Classical Theology, I released an album today called “The Cloud Of Unknowing” – it’s ace! I am unsure who wrote The Cloud Of Unknowing (or, indeed of it is an actual book and not a phantasm of my fevered mind) but I have taken inspiration / confusion from the the ideal of Neoplatonic Forms and that for every object there is a metaphysical ‘ideal’ form. Kind…

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Review (Of Sorts)

My New Media Set Up

I needed a music set up that would work with SONOS and my iPhone – something that would help me store my massive collection(s) of music. I thought about Apple Music – But, I have several Libraries for that; a Dub Library for Guerrilla Dub System, an arty Library for regular poncing and other, different libraries for friends radio shows. I needed something to unite them so I can dip my toe in to the…

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Health

How I Got My Beach Body

I have eaten a few too many pies to make it to the beach this year. And, if I did, Greenpeace would confuse me for a beached whale. Pies, crisps, booze and cake – creaky hips and a stiff back; I am hitting forty soon and running out of time to play football for England. So, I have decided to get fit. The best course of action to get fit is to sit down and…

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Procrastination

What Is Tolerance?

Tolerance means two things: In high-quality manufacturing, producing to tolerance means that all the parts are as identical as possible. Getting the tolerances precise permits cars to be made more reliably, and for production to run more effectively. In human beings, tolerance creates resilience. Tolerance of different abilities and preferences makes it easy to work with diversity of thought and approach and expertise, enabling better outcomes. Tolerance doesn’t mean permitting behaviour that undermines the community.…

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Procrastination

Forward Motion & Those It Leaves Behind

All forward motion disappoints someone. If you serve one audience, you’ve let another down. One focus means that something else got ignored. If you create something scarce, someone won’t get their hands on it. The very act of creation means that it won’t be the ideal solution for everyone. On the other hand, with certainty, we know that doing nothing disappoints an even larger group of people. The opportunity is to find someone to delight…

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Procrastination

Defining Our Narrative – The Essence Of A Blog

A million things happened to you today. The second bite of your lunch. The delay on your commute… Tomorrow, you’ll remember almost none of them. And the concept that you’d remember something that happened to you when you were twelve is ludicrous. What actually happened was this: After it (whatever that thing you remember) happened, you started telling yourself a story about that event. You began to develop a narrative about this turning point, about…

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