Here’s a MashUpBreakDown for you

It’s last year’s work but still rocks my cotton socks off.


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Farmer’s Tan and Boats

Did I tell you that I have been enjoying a period of “in between work”? – well that’s not exactly true. I am still working, but I’ve been helping a friend out with people that want to “hire a boat in Falmouth“.

It’s a nice new learning curve in many ways but in other ways it is going complete full circle. One of my first jobs, when still at school, was helping out on the self drive boat hire business in Falmouth. I couldn’t wait to finish school and get down on the quay, and of course all weekend and every day during the summer holidays. I was about 11 or so when I started that job and it stood me excellent stead for a life of working and business.

The work was all about turning up at about 08:30, getting the boats off the moorings, cleaning them, and then touting for business with the tourists, it’s the same business model now, nothing has changed. Although they do have a Facebook Page now 😉

So as I’ve been doing this for a several weeks (when not working and growing my Social Media Business). I’ve obviously been getting shed loads of sunshine. Yep, of course I’m helping them grow the boat business too. 🙂

It’s been good for me, I feel fitter, I feel stronger, I feel more virile, I feel great. BUT – I have a farmer’s tan….. maybe I should share some pics?

You know?

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Social Media Mafia Radio

social media mafia radio

Today I popped into SecondLife which is the first time I’ve done such a things for literally years.

I’m not sure why I had the compulsion to log-in again but I did, but more importantly, I’m am glad I did.

SecondLife was a very busy place for me several years ago culminating in the work I did for Coca Cola on the Virtual Thirst project, it was always going to be hard to top that in there to be honest, so I guess I got kind of bored and moved on.

I’m digressing though, and I just wanted to mention that I was glad I popped in as it gave me a moment of reflection looking at the old friends list. In fact I sent out a message to that list and it was a great feeling to get lots of people instantly getting in touch with me again, brilliant, really brilliant!

This experience today helped me finalise another idea I have been having recently which is to start another Internet Radio Show, available as a podcast, or just an on-line player. I used to do one regularly when I owned an Internet School some years back which was always a popular show so I’ve the chops to pull it off I believe.

I’ve had numerous people tell me they’d like me to continue with a show so I’ve made up my mind to start planning another one, and I’m getting quiet excited about it.

It can be a really great feeling running an on-line radio show, it’s very satisfying and really does help me channel some of my creative juices.

The new show will be hosted as part of the Social Media Mafia, which really does seem to be the place for it, it’s gagging for it really, so much fun can be had with the brand.

I’m expecting to have lots of music YES LOTS and also industry interviews and news from around the Internet.

Really excited about it all.

What would you like to hear on such a show? I’d really like to know.

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Taking Pictures for Facebook

I was researching a little today about the laws and what not regarding a client taking photographs and using them on their Facebook page. ElementalUk is a Water Sports Adventure Centre in Cornwall and they’ve a nice shiny new facebook page.

So I was curious what the law had to say regarding these guys taking pics of everyone enjoying themselves on the beach and then uploading to facebook. I mean they want to show the World how cool a place it is right?

After some deliberation and much chat it was Rachel Clarke on Twitter, who was really helpful in helping me understand the laws and guidelines for taking pictures and using them on a facebook page.

So thanks Rachel.

After studying a few resources such as the one here, it seems that as the beach is a public place it is legal to be able to take photographs providing they are not for commercial use – which in this case they are not as they will not be “DIRECTLY” making money from the photographs.

A nice Friday win for the guys.

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Do Not Put Anything In The Toilet

This struck me as so amusing, it really did.

I guess communication is all about getting the message across, the desired message, and I’m really not sure it worked in this case.

I mean not anything? Really?

You think?

do not put anything in the toilet

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I’ve Been Around The World

It’s a rather amusing title but nonetheless true in many ways. Well not quite literally true in this case but almost.

No, I wanted to tell you that I’ve been around The World, the ship, the huge mighty vessel that sells apartments for 1 million a go! Yes, it’s true these pictures are of The World, the home from home, berthed in Falmouth, as it seems to from time to time.

Being a water/boat/nut (and also helping out a mate and his boat hire business) I nipped out and took a couple shots.

If you had a spare million bucks would you buy an apartment on a ship that has no “home”?

Quite an impressive thing isn’t it?

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What Colour Are Your Eyes?

I know this is a bit daft, but then what content isn’t? I could be guilty of filling the Internet up with nonsense but I think there is enough space to go around. 🙂

I took this picture last year not long after eye surgery, and well, I’m only putting it here today as a conversation starter … quite what that conversation is I’m not sure, maybe you have some ideas?

What colour are your eyes, got any good shots of your own?

eye colour

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Old London New London

I took this picture as I was walking back to Liverpool Street Station from the Brick Lane area. What struck me was the contrast between the old and new. It’s very apparent a lot of work is being carried out around this area and in many ways it is a real shame some of the old buildings (OK, they ARE knackered) are getting pulled down.

That tall tower looks really thin doesn’t it? It isn’t of course, but I like how it looks thin in this image.

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Ribs Break

It’s one of those moments we all have when we realise that, actually, we are mere mortals.. hmm no, that sounds terrible I’m always aware of that. What I mean is I have broken one of my ribs and it hurts like buggery.

How did I break it and why am I telling you?

The first bit of that is easy, I fell while on a boat, the decks were slippery after me having cleaned them and, well, I bloody slipped. I’ve been helping a friend out with his business Falmouth Boat Hire, which is a long story in itself (I’ll tell you about another time), but yes I fell over about 5 feet and my ribs (the ones towards the back) took the impact, and DOINK one broke… ouch…

These things do fix in motion apparently. It reminds me of when I broke a collar bone playing rugby.It was equally as painful and the world becomes equally as slow. To be honest I suppose part of me enjoys that slowness, the forced paced that simply take control. It’s impossible to move quickly due to the pain, but with slow movement it’s manageable.

I’m sure I was going to be much more philosophical about my break but it seems not. I am glad however I have rediscovered my blog and that you are reading it, we used to have a lot of fun around here. So maybe that’s it, maybe the point of me sharing this is just that it’s an opportune moment to re-ignite my blog, so we get to know each other again.

Could be eh?

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15 Guitarists

I got tagged today on Facebook

The rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen guitarists that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag fifteen friends, including me, because I’m interested in seeing what guitarists my friends choose. (To do this, go to your Notes tab on your profile page, paste rules in a new note, cast your fifteen picks, and tag people in the note — in the ‘tag’ line.)

So, here are my 15.

Dave Gilmore
Peter Green
Steve Vai
Cornell Dupree
Randy Rhoads
Chris Rea
Mark Knopfler
John Frusciante
Grant Geissman
Julian Bream
The Edge
Robert Johnson
Jimmy Hendrix
Nile Rodgers
Billy Duffy

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