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Away from my desk…

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Last month has been crazy busy, my blog game has been slacking incredibly. With a mixture of Holidays/Work/Freelance the blog has taken a back seat. Thought I better check back in with what has been going on in my world. After a brilliant couple of days in Devon at the start of the month with lots of exploring cycling/walking/swimming/snapping & pubs in the evening – a perfect way to relax and switch off from work which has been mad this year.

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On my return I threw my photo’s I’d taken with my point and shoot camera through Aperture and with a bit of work I think some of the results are excellent. I’ve always enjoyed taking snaps and after producing a set of photos I was really pleased with, with a point and shoot I decided it might be time to take up Photography more seriously! So yesterday I ordered a Cannon 550d DSLR. So here starts the steep learning curve of taking some ‘proper’ shots – but I am really looking forward to it. I will no doubt be posting some of the results in the coming months!

With that and work commitments music has had to take a bit of a back seat, that’s not to say I’ve not been keep track of what is happening musically…here are two cuts that dropped over the weekend that have stood out for me…


Also with the iminent release of Watch the Throne, Ed Sheeran +, Wretch 32 Black & White and later in the year J.Cole’s debut and Drake Sophomore album, the latter part of 2011 looks to be an exciting time musically, the start has been a bit quiet…

Posters – Keep Calm Listen to…

Monday, May 30th, 2011

I have been working on this little side project for a week or so. Basically I have x3 A3 poster options available which you can see below. To order these head over to /poster section of my site where you can purchase them at £5 each plus £2.50 postage and packaging!

Order at http://www.richard-bell.co.uk/posters

Photography

Monday, May 30th, 2011

I love photography… granted I am not brilliant but it doesn’t take a genius to take a half decent photo in my opinion. Today I have been uploading some of my better photos I have taken over the past year or so. Here is a slideshow of my Lake District photos where I spend alot of time, for me it is the best place to go and switch off from the world. Also checkout my Flickr page for more photos!

Lazy Music Fans

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Jazmine SullivanAbout a year ago I had a rant about RnB being washed it’s that time again. What brought this post on is that I am currently four tracks into Jazmine Sullivan’s album “Love Me Back” and I’m getting frustrated because I know in the U.K this album will not see hardly any major success because we are currently a wash with euro dance RnB.

Now I can understand that it’s currently popular and sells but why can’t some quality RnB get the air time it deserves? If you listen to the mainstream radio stations, I’m now including 1xtra in this – they seem to following the trend of everyone else and slowly dropping RnB for what is popular and putting everything in the RnB basket.
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Semtex – Jay-z Interview

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Jay-z is a massive influence on myself, he is just one these people that I can listen all day always got something to say! Anyway have a listen to the below interview from DJ Semtex’s 1xtra Hip Hop Show interesting listen!

Points of interest for me…

  • Talking about Radio being Stale and stations chasing Big Record’s instead of mixing things up a little! …
  • Talking about the Kanye/Jigga collab album (massivley looking forward to this even more so My Dark Twisted Fantasy)
  • Him recognising Kano as one of the U.K top talents!

Advert of the Decade

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

They wanted it to go viral so I’m sharing this because it’s pure genius… The latest T-Mobile Ad just watch – amazing!

Trevor Nelson Radio 2

Friday, February 26th, 2010

I posted about this guy before/after Christmas, but I’m posting again because his Radio 2 show needs a mention. I do try to listen/listen again when I remember – its on Wedsnedays at 10pm on Radio 2 for just an hour – but its an hour of quality radio (highlight of my Radio week). Just a whole mix of Soul and R&B old and new buts its all good vibes.

To listen again or to find out more information about Trevor Nelson’s Radio show.

Check the feature Album of the Week some classics in this list…

Trevor Nelson

My First Vinyl

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Sounds like a post from a 4 year old but today I am the proud owner of my first piece of Vinyl…Ebay+Tired Richard Post 12am = This …

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20 Things is dislike…

Friday, February 12th, 2010

I’ve been told I like to moan so here goes a list of things that piss me off or get on my nerves…absolute pointless blog but its been dry around here lately

Maybe these are just a sign I am turning into something of an old man but yer these some things I dislike…

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Wordpress for Blackberry

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Ok…so you can now get an app for blackberry where you can manage your blog from your phone. So this is what I’m trying out at the moment!

Not sure what happens with HTML formatting but its good for posting brief thoughts and managing comments on the go…

That’s if this posts…