Category Archives: Just Runnings

WOLE SOYINKA’S WARNING TO ALL SPIRITUAL LEADERS

NOBEL LAUREATE WOLE SOYINKA’S ISSUES A WARNING TO ALL SPIRITUAL LEADERS IN LIGHT OF BOKO HARAM’S ONGOING WAVE OF BOMBINGS, ASSASSINATIONS AND KIDNAPPINGS. The Nobel prize-winning author is poised to receive  the International Humanist Award at the secular body’s annual … Continue reading

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THE RISE OF CHRONIXX

The Rise Of Chronixx has been a joy to watch. Initially, it was Pierre Bost at VP records who told me watch out for a conscious new generation yout’ called Chronixx and right now he is definitely on the rise … Continue reading

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MDOU MOCTAR @ CAFE OTO… LOOKS LIKE I MISSED A GOOD ONE!

MDOU MOCTAR PLAYED TWO NIGHTS @ CAFE OTO… LOOKS LIKE I MISSED A GOOD ONE! I must have been sleeping when the Cafe Oto email dropped. I completely missed the above video. Tuareg guitarists Mdou Moctar stands apart from his … Continue reading

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GAZA – A 21st Century Tragedy

Everyday I get up and read the news from Gaza. I think about my old man who served in North Africa in WW2 and was a fervent supporter of the state of Israel. He admired the spirit that was invested … Continue reading

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Detroit’s Theo Parrish – Footwork & Live Euro Tour

Detroit DJ/producer Theo Parrish – Footwork & Live Euro Tour in July! Just sat in on a lovely and deep interview in the Brownwood basement between Gilles Peterson and Detroit innovator Theo Parrish. The organic-sounding but machine-based dance music of … Continue reading

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VIV ALBERTINE ON TOUR: Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys

VIV ALBERTINE ON TOUR – The legendary Slit’s guitarist takes to the road. While exploring the world of film, influential guitarist and songwriter, Viv Albertine, quietly pursued her solo music career. She released a four-song debut EP titled ‘Flesh‘ on … Continue reading

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JOURNEY TO THE ONE @ The House Of St Barnabas

JOURNEY TO THE ONE @ The House Of St Barnabas is a summer series of “jazz” sessions curated by myself, in the spirit of Straight No Chaser, that aims to musically span the spiritual, the cosmic and the global. First … Continue reading

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Does Tai Chi have any real martial art value?

Does Tai Chi have any real martial art value? I came across this excellent and informative article by Violet Li while researching push hands techniques at which I am currently woefully inept, judging by the bruises on my arms and … Continue reading

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ED MOTTA : Brasilian jazz-funk/MPB legend – La Linea Festival On Tour.

“ED MOTTA is the DON” – Gilles Person. Brasilian jazz-funk/MPB legend, Ed Mott is on a debut UK tour April 3rd-9th 2014. Brasilian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ed Motta is a free spirited soul with serious chops and is the … Continue reading

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FRESH! A few tunes to check out… Tori, Zara, Go Go, Burial….

FRESH! Some new music to check out that’s found a home in my current listening pile. First up, a bold 4 track trio EP,  from electric harpist Tori Handsley. I know Tori from the Freedom pure-improv jams where she turned … Continue reading

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