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Sign In Stranger

Sign In Stranger

In an imagined future, Mizar Five is a new gangland paradise โ€“ Boardwalk Empire in space. No policemen, not even one, in a city where you can always start again, avoiding potential arrest on another planet. Itโ€™s almost Star Wars โ€“ Mizar 5 could be that โ€œhive of villainyโ€ that Ben Kenobi describes on Tatooine. In fact, Steely Danโ€™s โ€˜Royal Scamโ€™ album was released a year before the first Star Wars film in 1976. Is this a case of art inspiring art inspiring art? Or did Jack Vance manage to influence two of my favourite American pop culture exports?

Rise and (The) Fall

Rise and (The) Fall

The recent news about a fight-back from small London venues has been met with mostly
positive reception, after a tipping point was reached after decisions being made
in the last few years to close many legendary venues around the country Spaces which form part of our musical heritage.

Within the beast... Understanding the beast

Within the beast... Understanding the beast

...We all have Garage Band or a similar DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) and we can all market our product online. Half the world could be the next Mark Ronson or Amy Winehouse, so we all need to prepared. The best content doesn't always come to the surface, but with the best understanding of yourself, your audience, and the global 'marketplace', that single that you have worked so hard to produce could get the attention it deserves....

"Am I in shot?"

"Am I in shot?"

Our filming date has come around too fast - ideas are still being crystallised. Last night I was listening to 'Falling' and thought it would be great to film it so that the camera took the perspective of a leaf tumbling slowly to the floor as it filmed the band. I spoke with Jonnie who runs Billion Bites, and he immediately had a solution; "Why don't we try a gimbal - it could look great in slow-mo". I pretend to know exactly what that means, and that's another problem solved! 

Getting out there (less) ...

Getting out there (less) ...

"If you have been living under a rock the past week, you may have missed that Atlantic Records just signed (a 360 deal no doubt) Danielle Bregoli  (a.k.a. Bhad Bhabie) โ€” who got shot to stardom by her colorful appearance on Dr. Phil.  The โ€œCash Me Outsideโ€ meme (and remix) was born.  And in true Kardashian fashion, she has since gained millions of Instagram followers."