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It has been a fun week with lots of adventure. Plenty of extra-curricular circumstance and shindiggery. Fun with a capital Fu was had. Well, it really started happening on Thursday. Major Tom’s, on The Ginnel, was working with Harrogate Community Radio – the station held a vote about what film should be shown on their Halloween screening. I was in charge of the tech and it seemed to have worked. What won? Beetlejuice and The…

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Our Anniversary & Beer Week

As you can tell by the title of this post, two big things happened in the past few days. We had Harrogate Beer Week and me and Kathryn also celebrated an anniversary with an ‘0’ at the end. It has been an action packed first half and I am unsure which event had me most excited. Tuesday saw the start of celebrations with a Turning Point brewery take-over at Major Tom’s. I had hoped for…

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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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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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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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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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I Like Blogging

One reason that successful and prolific singer-songwriters are prolific is that as soon as they’ve written a song, they can record it and publish it. And a huge advantage of having a daily blog is that the software is always open, waiting for you to write something. Your story doesn’t have to be a book, it is simply your chance to make a difference. “Here’s what I see, here’s how you can be part of…

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