Jimmy contemplating the next hors d’oeuvre As some of you may know, I am currently supporting The Amazings, a new social enterprise based in East London that helps people who are about to retire or have retired create amazing experiences with the skills, knowledge and passion they’ve picked up throughout their life. It was thanks […]
I had originally intended to use this week’s post simply to capture the solid progress I’m making on my Dub Revolution but after attending DJ David Katz’ Dub Me Always last night Upstairs at the Brixton Ritzy I felt compelled to do something completely different. Luckily, the feeling soon passed so I am still able […]
Mikey Dread selecting a track at Notting Hill Carnival, 2008. Source: Pyrere, Flickr A couple of weeks back I used this blog to float an idea I had for using reggae and dub music to bring people from different backgrounds together to build a better society. You can read the post here. I am pleased […]
Reggae and dub pioneer, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. Image: TechLT on Flickr Thunderclap Newman memorably sang, ‘call out the instigators because there’s something in the air‘. I think they were saying that the summer of love would bring about an end to the old hierarchies and usher in new and progressive ways of doing things, possibly […]
Source: davidking, Flickr Following on from the personal triumph that was my first blog post yesterday I thought I would strike while the iron was hot (not to fall back on well-worn cliches) and write a blog which pulls together the policy and social innovations blogs I’ve written in the past year or so. Let’s […]
There’s certainly been plenty to think about this past year. I thought I’d kick start my new blog by setting out where things are at with me currently and what I hope to get from blogging. If asked to choose one word that describes my life it would probably be changeable. Perhaps the biggest change […]
I recently came across the excellent music website Who Sampled and I’ve been struggling to pull myself away from it ever since. The name of the website says it all. It aims to tell you who sampled what. Got the feeling M.I.A.’s Paper Planes is naggingly familiar? Who Sampled can help put your mind at […]
I recently contributed a blog to Guardian Public’s newly-launched Local Government Network on the Big Society and its implications for local government. The network, which launched earlier this month, looks really promising and hopefully it will be well-supported by people working in and alongside local government.