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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Procrastination

Panic & Withdraw

I am going through the mill with my health right now – I won’t go in to in too much detail but they are messing around with my medicine. The oral dose was not seeming to work as efficiently and they are now trying me on a new injectable. The injectable is liver secreted – could stop drinking sports? Either way, my wage of 18X pints, wracked up against Dennis’ site remains and the I…

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Creativity

I Made A Quick Mix

There have been holes made in the schedule of HCR – so, I have put in my pitch. The show has vocals over the top, but below you can hear just the mix. w/ Crump / CharcoalShielding / ReservTwo Shell / Heart PieceCocktail Party Effect / War on CodexThe Black Dog / OshoRise Black / AgressorCienfuegos, Entro Senestre / Slipping Venus – Entro RemixKangding Ray / AzoresPTA / INK – BeatapellaTrisicloplox, Sectra / Bat BloodRamsez…

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Creativity

Rumblings Of A ‘Cast

Not as a way to make big money (blogging didn’t do that either). But as a way to share your ideas, to lead your community, to earn trust. Podcasting is a proven technology that is still in its infancy. It’s an open mic, a chance for people with something to say to find a few people (or perhaps more than a few people) who’d like to hear them say it. And podcasting is the generous…

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Jumping The Shark

Short-term thinking repeated again and again doesn’t lead to long-term thinking. The stated strategy of Yahoo was to build more and more internal content and services (Yahoo mail, Yahooligans, Yahoo Finance) to keep as many surfers on their site for as long as they could. The math was simple: if you’re getting paid by the impression, having someone stay for twenty or thirty clicks is way more profitable than encouraging them to leave and go…

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Creativity

Wood

Tell me when you’re going to finish. Tell me if you fall behind. Don’t make me ask. It’s difficult for a small organisation or a dedicated craftsperson to run an operation as punctually as a large bureaucracy. After all, the bureaucracy exists mainly to be sure that deadlines are honoured and variances are not exceeded. Your customers are aware of this. It’s one reason that they chose you–because you’re doing the work yourself, you’re a…

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Uncategorised

Cassius “The Neon Explosion”

So there was a new game show on ITV called ‘Show Me Your Talent’. The game show contestants needed to guess what the ‘subject’ did with their time. Included in the subjects, there were folk who were Musical Theatre Performers to pole performers and Sword Swallowers. But what got me was the final guess-of-a-guest – the contestants had exhausted all avenues and the final question (to win £65k) was to guess the wrestler in an…

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