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A Decade In Music: The Internet And Me

December 24th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I was on the internet before my first album came out (this is what it looked like back then). In fact, much of the momentum that my first album had was to do with my good standing in the various bass-related web communities that I was a part of. As a player, teacher and journalist, I had a bit of a profile, and the web was a MUCH smaller place in the late 90s.

And that all made it so much easier to decide to do my album completely on my own. I never even entertained the idea of trying to get a ‘deal’. The economics didn’t make sense even then, and I had a hunch that the future was indie… [Read more →]

Tags: Gig stuff · Music News · Musing on Music · New Music Strategies

Puppet Show in A Traffic Jam

September 4th, 2009 · Comments Off on Puppet Show in A Traffic Jam

This is one of those weird stories that often results from me spending more than about 2 minutes in Andrew Dubber’s company. I think we bring out the tangentialist in each other.

We were sat chatting by the canal in Birmingham, and a boat went past, with a couple of little kids on it, waving at everyone on the bank, and getting ever so delighted when anyone waved back. [Read more →]

Tags: Geek · New Music Strategies

A Week in Academia pt 1 – Wealth Of Networks II

April 9th, 2009 · Comments Off on A Week in Academia pt 1 – Wealth Of Networks II

image of the running order for the Wealth Of Networks conferenceI’d intended to write about this last week, but all the G20 stuff got in the way.
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Tags: Geek · New Music Strategies