As supple as you can be.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 19TH JANUARY'S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME THIS WEEK.

LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

A great new track. Echoes of James Blake, some great vocals, and nice elctro soiunds.

2) Video of the week.

The great Jamie Lenman's full live set at Lenmania.

3) Quote of the week.

“Good is the enemy of great.”

- David Forster - Producer (Earth, Wind & Fire/Whitney Houston/Alice Cooper)

4) Article of the week.

Two kinds of practice

The first is quite common. Learn to play the notes as written. Move asymptotically toward perfection. Practice your technique and your process to get yourself ever more skilled at doing it (whatever 'it' is) to spec. This is the practice of grand slalom, of arithmetic, of learning your lines or c++.

The other kind of practice is more valuable but far more rare. This is the practice of failure. Of trying on one point of view after another until you find one that works. Of creating original work that doesn't succeed until it does. Of writing, oration and higher-level math in search of an elusive outcome, even a truth, one that might not even be there.

We become original through practice.

We've seduced ourselves into believing that the this sort of breakthrough springs fully formed, as Athena did from Zeus' head. Alas, that's a myth. What always happens (as you can discover by looking at the early work of anyone you admire), is that she practiced her way into it.

- Seth Godin.

5) Gig of the week.

This weeks podcast is with the fascinating Laura Graham, Laura is a writer and has recently begun putting on events, and this weeks gig of the week is one of them. It's wellbeing/positivty/yoga and I already know what you're thinking, but don't be judgemental. If you are already as well as you can be/as positive as you can be/as supple as you can be, then this isn't for you, otherwise, get involved.

Connect with X It's Character Building.

 

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

The road to hell is lined with good intentions.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 12TH JANUARY'S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME THIS WEEK.

LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

2) Video of the week.

3) Quote of the week.

"the road to hell is lined with good intentions" - Anon.

4) Question of the week.

We recently released episode #100 of The Audio Works Podcast. We've spoken to some truly inspirational people but I want to know who you'd like to hear from?

5) Gig of the week.

The Garibaldi Hotel - Relaunch Event.

A great local pub is now under new management, check it out.

 

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

What's Going On?

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 5TH JANUARY'S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME THIS WEEK.

LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

Sampha details his debut album, and all the learning and personal trauma that accompanied its creation, in a new The FADER cover story, to be published on The FADER today at 10 a.m. EST. "Plastic 100°C," a beautifully raw song about pressure, is one of that album's highlights.

2) Video of the week.

Hundred Reasons - Silver, Live Acoustic Set. Forest Session at 2000 Trees, 2017.

3) Quote of the week.

"It's character building." - Laura Graham.

4) Another video of the week.

A master of rhythm and melody, Timbaland always knew he had a gift when it came to music. He'd put it to good use in producing a number of groundbreaking works for the likes of Missy Elliott, Ginuwine, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake. But with fame came delusion and addiction, which trumped his extreme talent.

5) Gig of the week.

It's the first weekend in January which is usually quiet. I haven't seen any promo's, what am I missing?

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Soulful Christmas

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 29TH DECEMBER'S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME THIS WEEK.

LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

Needs no explanation.

2) Video of the week.

Soulful Christmas.

3) Quote of the week.

"We can save a lot of time and effort by making our meaningless choices effortless. Pick the first one, or the one in alphabetical order or flip a coin. Merely have a rule and make the choice." - Seth Godin.

4) Another video of the week.

I'm a big James Blake fan, but I haven't seen him live. This is beautifuly however.

5) Gig of the week.

Blitz Glitz NYE at The Lamplighter.

 

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Slaves to the rhythm.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 22ND DECEMBER'S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME THIS WEEK.

LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

One of the most underrated Christmas songs, enjoy!

2) Video of the week.

An interesting documentary on 'Why We DJ'.

3) Quote of the week.

"The wolf attacked me, but fortuantely I had a pistol hidden in my moustache."
- Dixon Bainbridge

4) Another long video of the week.

Some music theory for you! It's some kind of sorcery.

5) Gig of the week.

Let Me Be Yule Fantasy - VI

It's the only place to be on the 23rd. The powerful Sophie Galpin banging out tune after tune all night.

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

What About Me? (We Like It Here)

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER'S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME THIS WEEK.

LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

Snarky Puppy nail it again, check  out as much of their stuff as you can, there's a decent amount on YouTube.

2) Video of the week.

More heat from Jamie Lenman. His previous band Reuben are also ace, check them out.

3) Quote of the week.

"Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results." - Narcotics Anonymous, 1981.

4) Another long video of the week.

5) Gig of the week.

Century City, Puppet Rebellion and Pieces @ The Lamplighter.

Some of the finest musicians and music the town has to offer, you will not be disappointed, expect it to be busy.

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Remain Indoors.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 1ST DECEMBER'S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME THIS WEEK.

LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

2) Video of the week.

3) Quote of the week.

"It turns out that wearing a helmet is a cheap way to avoid a lifetime spine injury. You get a 10x improvement for very little effort. Knowing about the risk is really helpful, and any time you're tempted to run the risk, remind yourself of its implications.

Worry is useful when it changes our behavior in productive ways."

- Seth Godin

4) The educational thing of the week.

I haven't read anything interesting/educational this week, any suggestions?

5) Gig of the week.

Drones x Loose Tooth

Couple of awesome bands at The Ex, Corby. Check them out, you will not be disappointed.

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

King of Hearts.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 24TH NOVEMBER'S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME THIS WEEK.

LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

A classic tune that does not age at all.

2) Video of the week.

A truly fucked up video and an awesome track.

3) Quote of the week.

"art is the thing that might not work"

- Seth Godin

4) Educational thing of the week.

Stewart Copeland: Where The Gods Live.

5) Gig of the week.

King of Hearts Festival.

This festival is a great cause and run by a genuine dude in Matt Wetherill. We were fortunate enough to have Matt on the podcast back in July, you can hear that HERE. Matt talked us through the inspiration for the festival, and it's been amazing to see the line-up go from strength to strength to strength to strength to strength. See you there.
 

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Worst Comes To Worst.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 17TH NOVEMBER'S TOP 5 ALL THINGS AWESOME THIS WEEK.

LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

I appreciate soothing music as much as the next guy, but sometimes you need to shout about shit.

2) Video of the week.

One of my favourite hip-hop tracks ever, it came at the right time in my life and let to great things musically, enjoy!

3) Quote of the week.

"When your body hits the wall, your mind says 'what wall'?"

- Former SEAL team member Robert O'Neil on the mindset to win.

4) An educational thing of the week.

A fascinating film about a promoter crew in America during the birth of Hip-Hop and Electro.

5) Gig of the week.

Winter Night Market.

The next in a long line of great events put on by Nicola Griffiths of The Artists Table. We've been fortunate enough to have Nicola on The Audio Works podcasts talking about some of her previous ventures in Northampton, you can find that here.
 

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Devolver.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 10TH NOVEMBER'S TOP 5. LET'S GO...

1) Album of the week.

Jamie Lenman - Devolver.

2) Video of the week.

DJ ANGELO - Scratchu Picchu! (feat. DJ Thomas Young)

3) Quote of the week.

"Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work. We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind."

- Lewis Thomas

4) An educational thing of the week.

Throwback on a Comeback: The Last Cassette Tape Factory

5) Gig of the week.

Hana Brooks + Charlotte Carpenter @ Roadmender.

Two of Northamptonshire's finest at one gig, for £4.50. Nothing to lose.

 

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

What's in my bag?

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 3RD NOVEMBER'S TOP 5. LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

Hip Hop legend KRS One, What's in my bag?

2) Video of the week.

Hell Is For Heroes - Live in Amsterdam

3) Quote of the week.

"Crack on."

It seems to be a saying common in the military, usually with 'I know this is shit but just get on with it' undertones. Useful daily.

4) An educational thing of the week.

Music theory cheat sheet, from ClassicFM.

Music theory cheat sheet, from ClassicFM.

5) Gig of the week.

Lunaxis + Support at The Lab

Tonight at Northampton's The Lab (formerly The Labour Club). We've been fortunate enough to have Lunaxis in the studio a few times and they are a powerful line-up of musicians, not to be missed.

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Some things you can't un-see.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 27TH OCTOBER'S TOP 5. LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

Sampha - Blood On Me.

I've had his album on repeat for two weeks, original, unique, well worth a listne. 

2) Video of the week.

3) Quote of the week.

"Some things you can't un-see."

James Haskell on The Audio Works Podcast #92, you can listen to that here.

4) Educational thing of the week.

An interesting photo of what High Contrast did differently on his new album.

5) Gig of the week.

Garibaldi Halloween.

One of the town finest pubs is having a party, Friday with the mighty OP1 and Saturday with Serious Types DJ's, get involved.

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

I’m sober enough to know what I’m doing, and drunk enough to really enjoy it.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 20TH OCTOBER'S TOP 5. LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

Charlotte Carpenter - Hey Mr Cowboy.

You can catch Charlotte on episode 51 of The Audio Works Podcast - HERE.

2) Video of the week.

Hundred Reasons on Top Of The Pops 2002.

3) Quote of the week.

I’m sober enough to know what I’m doing, and drunk enough to really enjoy it.

– Jim Lahey, (John Dunsworth - April 12, 1946 – October 16, 2017).

4) Educational thing, not necessarily an article of the week.

5) Gig of the week.

Dapper Presents - DJ Andy Skank.

A great sandwich shop and a great DJ.

 

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

21 Seconds to go.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER'S TOP 5. LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

Pearl Jam - Even Flow.

2) Video of the week.

3) Quote of the week.

“If you already know it's going to work, it's not an experiment, and only through experimentation can you get real invention. The most important inventions come from trial and error with lots of failure, and the failure is critical, and it's also embarrassing.”

– Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon

4) Educational thing, not necessarily an article of the week.

Evolution of Black British Music (seemingly in no order).

5) Gig of the week.

NoFest at The Garibaldi. - A powerful line-up for a good cause.

 

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Gravity doesn't care if you believe in it.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER'S TOP 5. LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

Foo Fighters - Everlong.

2) Video of the week.

Charlotte Carpenter - Shelter

3) Quote of the week.

What's a mystery is what the anti-science confusers get if they prevail. What happens when we don't raise the next generation of scientists, when vaccines become politically and economically untenable, when we close our eyes and simply rebuild houses on the floodplain again? Gravity doesn't care if you believe in it, neither does lung cancer.’’.

- Seth Godin.

4) Article of the week.

New BBC doc takes you inside the world of London’s pirate radio stations in the ’80s

A fantastic documentary about pirate radio.

5) Gig of the week.

Materia, Krysthla, Gnida, From Eden To Exile in Northampton

 

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Asking Questions He Doesn't Want To Answer.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER'S TOP 5. LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

Killswitch Engage - The End Of Heartache

2) Video of the week.

3) Quote of the week.

“it’s not the names you are called, it’s what you answer to that is important’’.

Willie Monroe. Middleweight boxer - world title challenger)

Submitted by reader Simon Mattock, cheers Simon!

4) Article of the week.

Asking Questions Louis C.K. Doesn't Want To Answer.

I'm a big Louis CK fan. He has produced lots of high quality material both stand up, sit com and drama. This is a real interview addressing some of the rumours about him.

5) Gig of the week.

I have no events on my calendar? Is there really nothing going on this weekend?

 

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

The difference between practice and rehearsal.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER'S TOP 5. LET'S GO...

1) Track of the week.

Mark Ski - Play-Dioh The Remix EP

2) Video of the week.

3) Quote of the week.

"You've been thinking thoughts all your life and look where that's got you."

- Super Hands.

4) Article of the week.

The Difference Between Practice and Rehearsal

5) Gig of the week.

Vintage Retreat Open Mic

A good friend of mine is putting on this open mic. It's agreat venue, not your typical open mic place, try soemthing new.

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Old man.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER'S TOP 5. LET'S GET INTO IT...

1) Track of the week.

Everything Everything - Good Shot, Good Soldier.

2) Video of the week.

3) Quote of the week.

"The nicest thing I can say is "I hope you die in your sleep."

- Ricky Gervais.

4) Article of the week.

Hey, local bands, stop doing this shit.

I'm not sure I agree with this 100%, but it has some great points.

5) Gig of the week.

THIRTYFIVENN LAUNCH PARTY

It's a launch event to celebrate the first zine from the Northampton film based photographers. It's an exciting new project and the night itself is set to be a good one, get involved.

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

I haven't read any good articles this week, have you got any?

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER'S TOP 5. LET'S GET INTO IT...

1) Track of the week.

2) Video of the week.

Henry Rollins on Hot Ones.

It's a great show and Henry Rollins is an awesome dude.

3) Quote of the week.

"Those that mind, don't matter and those that matter, don't mind."

- Anon.

4) Article of the week.

I haven't read any good articles this week, have you got any?

5) Gig of the week.

The Artist Table - An evening of cocktails, craft beers, local food & music from DJ Andy Skank

We've had Nicola Griffiths on the podcast before and this night is another one of her ace creations. I'll be there, hopefully see you too.

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh

Just because you're offended it doesn't mean you're right.

AFTERNOON ALL!

HERE IS FRIDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER'S TOP 5. LET'S GET INTO IT...

1) Track of the week.

2) Video of the week.

When Steve Grantley joined Stiff Little Fingers.

We've been fortunate to have Steve on The Audio Works Podcast, and he's a very interesting guy. You can hear the episode here.

3) Quote of the week.

"Just because you're offended it doesn't mean you're right. Some people are offended by equality."

- Ricky Gervais.

4) Article of the week.

ADSR - Compressor.

5) Gig of the week.

Century City at The Pomfret Arms.

One of Northampton's finest bands, with a star studded line-up. 

 

Speak to you next Friday,

Josh