The 2020 Artist

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the artist

Welcome to your new decade.  And I’d like to kick it off by saying that we are all artists at heart. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a director, producer, writer or an actor – being the artist is where it’s at.  There are clearly some identifiable traits that are common to all successful creative people and its the basic practices … Read More

Life of Bryan

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a life in parts

You know him as Heisenberg and as the guy who broke the convention of your normal stasis TV character taking Walter White from an innocent chemistry teacher and over the course of five seasons transforming him to an undeniable concoction of badness – to the bone – and yet with a slither of heart. In his book ‘A life in … Read More

Good… Or interesting

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I had a conversation with a director friend of mine a few days ago and he mentioned an issue he was having with a landlord over a property deal and the landlord refusing to pay out what was due etc. etc. It’s the sort of conversation we come across, every now and again, when something similar has either happened to … Read More

The Wonders of Being W.E.I.R.D

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Weird Background

Isn’t it weird to be considered weird?  Weird has always kept a close proximity to my heart. While most people find weird as being eccentric and strange I find it to be beautiful. When you look at artists – the great ones – the majority of them did have a weirdness to their craft. They went against the norm to … Read More

Coaster or Toaster?

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Toaster Coaster

Are you a coaster or a toaster? Unusual thing to ask. But I’ve been thinking about it for the last couple of days when the thought came to me while meditating. Coaster, apart from being a small piece of wood, plastic, or other material that you put a glass or cup on to protect a surface from heat or liquid, … Read More

How much longer can we Marvel?

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Marvel

The Marvel machine has attacked us once more last weekend and this time on a mega blockbuster scale, breaking all known records for the biggest release of a tent-pole movie ever. “Avengers: Endgame” (or should we call it Avengers: EndAlready!?) conquers the sliver screens not just domestically but internationally. While spoiler alerts abound on the online geek-sphere regarding those Marvel … Read More

The Beatles and Business

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I’ve recently went to see a talk at the British Library which was to do with business in the media sector. There were three presentation in all but what really caught my attention was the second talk which was titled ‘Something about The Beatles’ and the reason for that is because of the way the speaker engaged with the audience … Read More

Worth The Risk?

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I went to watch the Oscar winning documentary “Free Solo” this week since I had to see what the fuss was all about regarding a man climbing a rock and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I’m never quite sure of documentaries since they don’t necessarily have a narrative structure that they adhere to but on this particular … Read More

Is It Worth The Win?

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Oscar winners and losers

The oscar awards for 2019 are now behind us, and while the winners got to hold their statuettes in front of millions of viewers and bask in the Oscar’s glow, the losers, most probably, put on a brave face, licked their wounds and said ‘What the hell, better luck next time?’  Whether the nominees deserved to win or lose is … Read More

A kid at heart

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Traffic cone sing a long

The picture was taken a couple of days ago while I was walking in soho on the way to a meeting and was drawn to the echoey sounds coming from these excitable kids singing into traffic cones. I couldn’t help but smile at their playful lark and felt compelled to walk up to them and take this pic. The rest … Read More