I’ve had an idea for the self-motivated project I will be competing for my business unit next year. I will be writing a magazine-style article about the gender bias in music.
I am going to research the change in gender bias at Glastonbury Festival since 1995 and discuss my findings once I have completed it. I found the poster campaign by Crack in The Road from earlier this year showing the minority of women at major UK festivals very shocking and think it would be interesting to see how much this has changed over time.
I’m also going to research writing and formatting techniques used in industry standard magazines and websites like NME, Sound on Sound and Rhythm to help inform me on how to correctly write it.
Great night last night with Blues De La Ceaux, Ceaux Fly, Coalescence,Oblivious and Oscar Prince… and even a surprise appearance from Dead Question! looking forward to Blues DLC‘s next gig at The Shed next Wednesday, i’ll be putting up some pictures from Halloween soon enough and a video from July: AHATSV… Stay tuned
A few days ago, I sent off a photo of a picture I drew a fair while back (below on right) to an awesome artist and good friend: Jose (Did the artwork below on left)
Then, he got back to us less than a day later with this: and the day after:
This is great, I thought he’d do his own take on it, but for him to use my design in such a way is a huge compliment and i’m loving the look of it with everything he’s done to it! Will definitely be using this for Dead Question profile pics, posters, flyers etc.
Check out more of Jose’s work at lanternary.tumblr.com
Dead Question had a great night at Upstairs/Downstairs at The Shed on Friday, thanks for the support everyone who came along! and we’ll be back in the form of Blues De La Ceaux next Tuesday at The Shed, with a set by Oscar Prince too, so yeah, its shaping up to be a good night, make sure you catch us if you can! Here’s a video from back in the summer:
My idea for my teaching practice that will be part of this year’s college business unit is to deliver a masterclass to college students based around unique style in music. I’m very passionate about this and have already come up with a few ideas of how to carry out this lesson. I think what I will do is run the class at college using a practice room because I’ll be using drums so it will get quite loud. I’m going to aim to get the students to approach the drum kit in a different way to usual by removing certain parts of it that are heavily relied upon in regular kit playing like the snare, bass drum, hi hat and ride.
Dead Question had a great time at Oxjam Leicester Takeover on Saturday (shout outs to the great sets by Oscar Prince, Homeless Shakespeare, The Greys, Milly Reed and Mayne and Hannah Haley), we got to play an extended set due to another band pulling out, and it was awesome! One of our best sets yet, and we’re hoping to get better, tighter and hopefully record something over the coming year. We’re gonna be playing Upstairs/Downstairs at The Shed again on Friday and we’ll hopefully have another video coming up soon…