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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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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Procrastination

Roooooooooooots!

Oh boy, I got grumpy – I hadn’t eaten all day and had to explain to someone which app their web browser was, when the person in question was talking to me via their web browser… However, I managed to eat, stopped being an arse and levelled up my podcasting skills. I put to use the ‘Fab Filter L-2’ Plugin on the vocal bus for Roots Conversation #85 and it sounds fine. If you want…

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Review (Of Sorts)

Review: Sveinbjorn Beinteinsson’s “Edda”

As you will read in the Category Notes for the Post Category that this post is filed in, (Review (Of Sorts), that I am not qualified to give a decent opinion. But, the internet has given everyone a voice, unwanted or not. But, to rehash, the category post for Review (Of Sorts) it says… Giving my un-wanted opinion in things I am unqualified to talk about. So, here is my unwanted opinion about Sveinbjorn Beinteinsson’s…

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Creativity

An Experiment On Vimeo

Most people have heard of the video hosting service, Vimeo. It is a bit more like YouTube but more pretentious. A lot of videographers, artists, cinematographers and myself are on there. It is not that social, more a place to pop your portfolio and keep it there. Anyway, I made a still image movie with narration – I am not going to be updating my artist CV because of it, but it is something that…

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Procrastination

Lock Down 2.0 ~ This Time Its Personal

Lock down has been in place for a few weeks now, here in England. It should have come sooner – there by removing temptation to go out for a beer. And, quite what the schools are doing open is a mystery. I really feel for the Uni students – they should have been stopped from going to Halls. People are really suffering and I am powerless to help because I have come down with the…

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Family

#SuperSpreaderSaturday

With Lock Down lifting, I paid a socially distanced visit to my folks near Bedale, North Yorkshire. Kathryn came and it was nice to get out of Harrogate and sniff the fresh air. To be fair – it was great to see Mum & Dad and I admit I am made up for having had the good health to have stayed the night there. We were picked up on Friday at three in the aft…

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Procrastination

Notes From The Middle Of A Pandemic

Some people are taking the Coronavirus Pandemic seriously – that is a good thing. They are trying to stop the surge in cases. Some people are just being d*cks and buying all of the loo roll. There are bare shelves in ASDA in Harrogate – first it was the loo roll then it was the dried pasta. I reckon there is a direct correlation between the people who are panic buying and the people who…

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