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Change Or Shortchange

Change Or Shortchange

Managing artists is not unlike being a sports coach. I have some experience of both from my day gig in music, obviously, and from my other passion, squash, which I coach at my club. A few seasons ago a keen squashist came to me for lessons to improve his game. Having seen him play I […]

Shortcuts To Success

Shortcuts To Success

My favourite and only hobby, squash, brings to London next week the world’s top professional players to compete in the Canary Wharf Squash Classic, an annual pilgrimage for the capital’s squash nuts. Incidentally, The Animal Farm sponsors the teams at Blackheath Squash Club where I play. My squad just won promotion to Division One in […]

Different Proclivities, Similar Outco...

Different Proclivities, Similar Outcomes

I spent a few days in Manchester at the World Squash Championship. One of the players on the professional tour organised a pass for me so I got to see my “heroes” close up in action. The routines of professional sportsmen are not entirely unlike those of professional musicians on tour. After breakfast they all […]

Looking For Management

Looking For Management

I made an important discovery today. Readers of this blog may know about my unrelenting passion for the racket sport of squash. So great is my enthusiasm that a few years back I took the official course to become a qualified squash coach. One of the guys I coach said to me today that as […]

Happy New Year – Resolution Tim...

Happy New Year – Resolution Time!

Happy New Year! My personal new year’s resolution is to continue my quest for squash semi-greatness…. after a festive week of heavy training (and the drinking and eating that goes with the season) I’m really feeling it in my bones. Generally speaking, for an amateur club hack I’m quite fit, but I sure don’t have […]

Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg 2012

Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg 2012

The crew from the ‘Farm descended upon Reeperbahn Festival and Conference in Hamburg from three directions. From Cambridge, Violet Bones in their trusted road machine, from Winchester, iremembertapes. in their home away from home tour van and from London, the Fabulous Leppanen Brothers who completed the assault from air. We were armed with credit cards, […]

Looking Ahead: Second Half Of 2012

Looking Ahead: Second Half Of 2012

Take a minute to find out if The Manic Shine are your cuppa. Sure is ours! As is MyLyricalMind, a very gifted young singer/songwriter whose debut single Drop Me A Line is out now. On my summer break I spent a few days training at Pontefract Squash Club, one of the most well regarded squash […]

Squash v Music

Squash v Music

Regular visitors and those who know me well will know that I’m an avid fan and participant in the game of squash. A sudden flashback to a squash coaching seminar (I’m also a qualified squash coach) brought back an insight worth sharing. At this seminar one of the top UK coaches was talking about “affecting […]

Put Your Back Into It

Put Your Back Into It

An emerging singer/songwriter we recently wrote some songs with said that his manager doesn’t want him to gig. “Why?”, we asked. He said it was because he wasn’t a very good performer yet. We said: “How are you going to learn?” He had no response. A mate of mine just won 2 of the biggest […]

12 Steps To Success

12 Steps To Success

From Enormodome To Enormodome Watching the BBC footage from Glastonbury brought home the enormity of U2. Some people enjoy hating success. Some dismiss anyone who didn’t break this week as an irrelevant dinosaur. I confess to having periodic bouts of U2 hate. It’s so easy, I guess. But on the basis of their Glasto show […]

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  • The Shout @ Pavilion Bar Belfast
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 6, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • The Onironauts @ Melting Potes, France
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 12, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • The Onironauts @ Mouillotins Festival, France
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 13, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Shoot the Poet @ Isle of Wight Festival
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 14, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • The Moth Lantern @ Airfield Anarchy 'Mudfest', Newark Showground
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 14, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Little Brother Eli @ Mr.Wolfs, Bristol, BS1 1JX
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 19, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Martyn Ellis @ The North, Rhyl
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 20, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Young and the Blue @ Asylum, Chelmsford Essex, CM1 1TS
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 20, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Juno - 360 Club @ The Library Leeds LS2 3AP
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 20, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Shoot the Poet @ Willowman Festival, Ripon
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 20, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • The Wondersmiths @ The Good Ship, London
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 21, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Lunar Pupil @ Underbelly, Hoxton
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 21, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • France @ underbelly Hoxton square, london
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 21, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Martyn Ellis @ Snowdon Rocks, Llanberis
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 21, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Stone Thieves @ Guns and Smoke, London
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 21, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Casual Agenda @ JJM Weekender Festival, Walsall
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 21, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Little Brother Eli @ The Finsbury, London, N4 1B4
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 22, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Stone Thieves @ The Finsbury, London
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 22, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Juno @ The New Cross Inn
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Young and the Blue @ The Monarch, Camden
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • The Shout @ Jagermeister BOTB, Belfast
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 25, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Casual Agenda @ O2 Academy, Birmingham
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 25, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Little Brother Eli @ The Cellar, Oxford, OX1 3HZ
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 26, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Martyn Ellis @ Jump on Demand Festival, Liverpool
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 27, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Martyn Ellis @ Woodfest, Caerwys
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • The Hogroast Club Night w/ Sweet Ether, Circus 66, Redhead & Into the Ether
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: The Spice Of Life, 6 Moor Street, London W1D 5NA, United Kingdom
  • The Shout @ Ivy Bar, Newtonards
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Casual Agenda @ Proud Camden, London
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 29, 2015 - 12:00 am
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