Monthly Archives: March 2014

A Barren Budget for Creatives

We, in the UK, were told today that the budget would be one to support the makers and doers.  In delivering the budget, the government demonstrated, once again, that it is out of touch with making and doing.  It has … Continue reading

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Who Do You Want to Be?

There are two conflicting sets of advice about how you should present yourself online.  For want of better descriptions I’m going to call the two schools of thought the “Anodyne, Professional, Inoffensive” advice and the “Authentic, Open, Individualistic” advice. The … Continue reading

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The Trauma of Musical Collaboration

It is always amazing that when you get down to any artistic project, in earnest; all sorts of unexpected emotional conflicts come to the surface.  I don’t know why this should be, but it can give you sleepless nights of … Continue reading

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But What Will the People Do?

This article came across my desk this morning: http://business.financialpost.com/2014/03/14/machines-that-can-learn-could-replace-half-of-american-jobs-in-the-next-decade-or-two-oxford-study/?__lsa=bedd-c82d The gist of the article is that within a couple of decades, computers equipped with machine learning software will begin to replace knowledge workers – professionals like lawyers and those that … Continue reading

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Written Off

People are quick to consign you to the ranks of the washed up, especially if you are trying something new, something brave and something you have always wanted to do.  There is risk attached to going it alone on a … Continue reading

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The Best in the World

What are you the best in the world at?  It turns out that this is what you have to be, to get noticed and hired, these days.  You have to be recognised as being the obvious choice.  You have to … Continue reading

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Speculations on Love Songs

Lunch time break, so I thought I would write something down that has been rattling around in my head this morning.  We know as a certain fact that the vast majority of popular music written is about love.  We’re awash … Continue reading

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