Monthly Archives: September 2014

What They Want You To Think – The Problem of Corporate Patronage

A good friend of mine was watching some re-runs of Lassie programmes from the 1954 to 1959 series.  It is nostalgically thought of as a time of innocence.  We remember that period of time through rose-tinted glasses and recall how … Continue reading

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Polishing Away the Struggle

Music production tools are incredible.  Today, you can clean up bad notes, correct timing and pitch errors, sweeten the sound and make everything polished, homogenous and perfect.  Music producers that make music this way do so in order to make … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Documentaries?

Lately, there has been a trend to try to make complex subjects palatable and easy to digest, by making video documentaries about them.  They come in all grades of production values, from a single web cam “piece to camera” recording, … Continue reading

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Knowing When to Change

There are two pieces of folk wisdom that run in direct opposition to one another.  The first one holds that most unsuccessful people simply gave up just a little too soon.  The other is that if you keep doing what … Continue reading

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Labour of Love

“Labour of love” is a funny phrase.  Here are some definitions: “Work undertaken for the pleasure of it or for the benefit of a loved one.” “A piece of hard work that you do because you enjoy it and not because you will receive money or praise for it, or because … Continue reading

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