Creativity and Education

As a mentor and coach, I have an active interest in how formal education and work I may do in the arts/music interact. I am also very fortunate in that my wife is a teacher, I have friends who work in colleges and teach, some teaching music and music technology. I have friends who work […]

Steve Lawson at UnConvention Swansea

Here’s a section of Steve Lawson‘s rather fantastic Sidebar session of talking and playing at UnConvention Swansea. Steve is a solo bass player (which he describes as sounding “more like a dare than a career path”), he started as a session bassist and was once asked to do a solo slot at a gig. On […]

18 Months of My Life Compressed Onto 1 Side of a TDK D90

Well, it’s “Live”. It’s “Out There”. Finally after much arduous work from Simon (@socialsimon), Ed (@edwaring), Jason (@jasonsocial) and I (@thehuxcapacitor), the “Hope and Social” album “Architect of This Church” is available for your delectation. It is, to all intents and purposes, as free as a record can be. 18 months in the making and […]

Malcolm Gladwell, Live and Touring

So, I happened upon a cheeky little tweet earlier pointing me at Malcolm Gladwell Live earlier. Those of you who follow me on Twitter or via FriendFeed may already know his musings via the great presentation he gave on The Story of Success. In short, I rate this opinion. Gladwell is a staff writer with […]