Blackmale Beats & Meakoom: Converse Rubber Tracks

Last year I wrote a post about a South London production duo that I met. Blackmale Beats had an inspiring show at the Tate Gallery.  That was my first time meeting them. Since that time I have been involved with

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Mon Couer – Ode To France

My last post was all about Britishness. Considering the world focus on France at the moment, I thought I’d share the first live performance my band Bastedo did a few years back. A collaboration between the French members who made

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Britishness There are two sides to Britishness, The good one and the bad. The British Empire’s Legacy Can sometimes make us glad. We see all we’ve accomplished Then we say its job well done. We drown out any sorrows We

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Let Me Be

Last week Bastedo went into the rehearsal studio and recorded some live performances. Nothing fancy. Enough to showcase the music and overall sound Verse 1 In this restaurant of life I don’t wanna wash the plates Or be the waitress at the

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Sexism, Glass Ceilings, Gender Bias – Is L&D Guilty?

Women in L&D A lot being said about this of late in the L& D world. I’m waiting for the racism debate…but that shall have to wait. This is an attempt to co-ordinate some of the myriad thoughts about this weighty

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Bastedo Gig write up

This post is also available at It was great to back and performing. Last night at The Garage, Highbury & Islington was a great way to get back into the swing of things. This time it was the Bastedo

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Deep under the ocean….

Deep under the ocean The bones of lost slaves lie Gone but not forgotten In the years gone by Painful was the journey Death a sweet release And know only the ocean knows Where my blood rests in peace

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