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Option

Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 17.29.02I have turned into a pretty ineffectual IT guru in the last 2 weeks to try and get the gear I use for recording to work. Currently its been to no avail but I haven’t given up yet. I almost made a breakthrough tonight and have higher hopes for tomorrow. And then back to the music…hopefully.

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This ain’t rock ‘n’ roll…this is genocide!

On 6 Music, they’re doing Grand Redesigns – album covers reimagined. I did Diamond Dogs by Bowie. I’ve only just heard it for the first time and I love it! Full of really great songs. So here’s my re-imagined cover:

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At least I’ve got options…

What is the point of life?

When you work full time, work can seem the point. No, not the point, if you work full time, what is the point? Surviving it long enough to reach a place (the weekend) when you can feel freedom, however fleeting it may be?

Maybe money is the point, since making money is why we work. Money brings freedom also, to a point. The love of money is the root of all evil, but that doesn’t stop us all spending extraordinary amounts of time obsessing over it.

Instead of loving money, maybe we should love a person, so maybe love is the point. Love is also obsessed over and can be painful but it’s sweet when you hear the words thrown your way.

If I was asked the point of life, I’d probably go for striving for freedom, creativity, love, not in that order necessarily. At least I’ve got options. Which brings me to Gomez.

I heard Options, their new single, on 6 Music and loved it and was surprised to find that it was them. Then, on a whim, I went to see them play and they were great. And I bought the album Whatever’s On Your Mind and found it to have a surprisingly strong pop sensibility about it.

It has been pointed out to me that I haven’t blogged for a while, so I’m going to make an effort to blog a bit more over the next week or month.

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YAY

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment_and_arts/10507286.stm

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6 Music Protest

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116361288381083

Saturday 22nd May 2010 – Broadcasting House, London – 12pm to 2pm

If you’re free, go along and support it!

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6 Music and other bits

I sent an email to the BBC Trust concerning 6 Music’s future. Here’s what I wrote, not that eloquent but it got my point across:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I have heard that 6 Music may be set to close. I am a musician, songwriter and avid fan of music and would like to add my voice to the growing number who are strongly opposed to this.

6 Music is independent and individual in its appreciation and approach to music, and stands out because of this. It provides a place and a space for music that doesn’t have a big budget but does have big imagination and it gives this music and the musicans behind it a form of exposure they so desperately need.

Please rethink your ideas here as you would be destroying something precious.

Kind regards

They kindly replied:

Thank you for contacting the BBC Trust, the governing body of the BBC, with your concerns about the future of the radio station 6Music.

As you may be aware, the proposal to close the station has come from the Director-General Mark Thompson as part of a wide ranging review of the BBC’s future strategy.

In July last year the BBC Trust challenged the Director-General to address questions about the scope of the BBC’s activities, focusing on how the BBC can most effectively deliver its public service mission and meet audience needs as well as deliver value for money. The full strategy, which is now available on the Trust’s website, is the Executive’s response to this challenge.

As part of his proposals to the Trust, which are focused on increasing the quality of the BBC’s output and setting a new direction for the BBC, the Director-General has proposed closing 6Music. The Trust is now consulting on all of these proposals, and we welcome your views.

We will of course take your email as a contribution to our consultation. Should you wish to know more about the overall strategy review and our public consultation, there is more information on the Trust’s website at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/our_work/strategy_review/index.shtml

To be clear, a decision on whether or not to close 6Music will need to be made by the BBC Trust and we will consider any formal proposal to do so very carefully.

Our consultation is open until 25 May 2010.

BBC Trust Unit

If you enjoy music and good music radio, you can tell them too by emailing here:

trust.enquiries@bbc.co.uk

And here’s another great and ridiculous video by OK Go, viewed over 11 million times so there must be something about it!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w&NR=1

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A little bit of colour…

http://katebutler.posterous.com/defendthebbc-and-savebbc6music

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