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Re: Replicating Snow Fall without copying: experimenting with ScrollKit

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:06:37 -0000

Thanks, will take a look :)

Re: Continuing to approach Nude in new ways

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:08:46 -0000

Hey Alex, pleased you liked it. I enjoyed writing it, decided to do a "proper" article for a change. Are you in London now? Let me know of you fancy popping along to the gig

Re: Continuing to approach Nude in new ways

Sun, 23 Mar 2014 13:06:54 -0000

Enjoyed this Dan, hope all well with you. Do drop me a line if you fancy a pint. Alex Lawson @alexshadowplay

Re: Journalism Tech Review: ipadio

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:37:19 -0000

Thanks for the overview Dan,

It's exciting to see whether ipadio and some of close competitors (Audioboo and Mixlr) will really catch on.

interested in streaming live audio can also try a new free service
that lets anyone host live broadcasts through their own website or blog
using a simple widget at


Re: Radio Womad gets Mashed

Thu, 04 Aug 2011 03:38:37 -0000

Mr Benn just reminded me that his partner Elly was also involved - explained further here:

Re: Radio Womad gets Mashed

Wed, 03 Aug 2011 07:15:56 -0000

Thanks Nick. Actually the biggest problems with teenage press gang was they didn't have own kit! I enjoyed your instagram pix too. Let's definitely sort something next year. Incidentally Red tent was down to a Bristol promoter friend of mine called Mr Benn - mightily impressed by the line up he got.

Re: Radio Womad gets Mashed

Wed, 03 Aug 2011 06:24:34 -0000


your input definitely started to give radio Womad a more cutting edge. Womad still suffers a bit from the beard stroking muso syndrome but is slowly evolving big red tent lineup great example. Unfortunately I'm not in the teenage or even below 45 age group but would love to input to your multi platform approach next year.

Tweets and instagram give you an idea of my oldies take on new tech and social media

Keep going

Re: The Smiths Music Map

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 04:34:39 -0000

Good stuff Dan. There might be some more ideas for your map in 'Morrissey's Manchester' by Phill Gadenby, a nice little guide.

Re: Making Our Presence Known #intheroom

Fri, 18 Jun 2010 06:52:05 -0000

Thanks Jon!

I was worried about the early start too but it was carried off on sheer momentum.

Cover It Live meant that we could control comments in the room itself. But honestly, I maybe left out one or two.

It was heartfelt and genuine.

Re: Making Our Presence Known #intheroom

Thu, 17 Jun 2010 11:55:42 -0000

We done Dan, it worked very well from this end (only the lovely Lauren LaverneTM et al know how it looked in the bid room).

I'll admit to being a little worried when I first heard the idea, both at how momentum would be sustained over such a long period of time at at the potential for the contributions on the hashtag to get sarcastic or anti council (anything Council related is a very political issue with strong feelings abounding) — but it was handled very well and did provide a good show of support.

I'd sort of say it did contain (but wasn't limited to) the 'same old faces mentioning the same old things', but it's not losing the old that's the aim but getting new people engaged — and this did that.

You're done imho a very good job managing the social web presence — top stuff, let's hope it leads to a Brum victory.

Re: Birmingham In The Room

Thu, 17 Jun 2010 05:12:17 -0000

Bright Space backs the City of Culture bid for Birmingham as we believe that Birmingham’s diverse communities, young people and families will have even greater opportunity to engage directly with the benefits that arts activity can bring. Birmingham is an exciting, young and vibrant city which places the arts and culture at its very heart and we hope this bid will stimulate visitors to see our city in a more positive and exciting way.

Re: What Village Underground can learn from the Barbican

Tue, 25 May 2010 22:46:52 -0000

Came to this site via Google looking for answers on putting maps on my page and just wanted to say thanks for your help!

Re: Noisy Neighbour – detail and action

Fri, 21 May 2010 04:17:41 -0000

She's back.
I phoned the police, they came and left, she carried on being noisy.
I've just logged 'the incident' with Birmingham Council's ASBO unit. If this doesn't help, I'm speaking to Drake!

Re: Noisy Neighbour – detail and action

Tue, 27 Apr 2010 17:34:05 -0000

Hi Maria,

I approached them about 3 times. Called their landlord and also spoke to mine. I think the continual pressure did help and now, thankfully she's moved out. Keep it up. I hope it improves.

Re: Noisy Neighbour – detail and action

Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:31:01 -0000

I can totally sympathise with this...i have a very similar situation. So far i have approached them aprox 3 times, i have contacted my local authority, i have recorded the noise on my phone and i have kept a diary of the noise. This week i have written a letter of complaint to the neighbours and have had no response so far. My next step is the contact the police.
Mayeb try what i have and see if you get any better results.

Re: Village Underground Residency

Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:39:45 -0000

Hi Dan could you drop me an email? Ta

Re: Village Underground Residency

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 19:15:44 -0000

Note: the files eventually dropped into Vegas at 17:30 the following day! Not great for speedy editing...

Re: Birmingham Safe Cyclist Map

Sat, 17 Apr 2010 15:44:51 -0000

This is a really useful map Dan that I'm sure many cyclists find useful, it doesn't paint an entirely optimist view point for cyclists but at least they have this tool to stay as safe as possible.

Re: Home Of Metal audio and mapping

Wed, 07 Apr 2010 12:05:32 -0000

Following this first blog Woices contacted me and offered me the infospot for free for a year. You can download the iPhone app from here. I'd love to know how you get on with it. Hopefully they're developing an Android version soon.

Re: Noisy Neighbour – detail and action

Thu, 25 Mar 2010 10:28:42 -0000

Hi Dan,
No, I didn't get it. How annoying. Try or give me a call on 442 6429.
many thanks,

Re: Noisy Neighbour – detail and action

Tue, 23 Mar 2010 12:23:06 -0000

Hi Ros,

I sent you my phone number by e-mail. Did you get it okay?

I'd be happy to comment.


Re: Noisy Neighbour – detail and action

Mon, 22 Mar 2010 05:45:56 -0000

Hi Dan,
I'm a journalist, like you, and based in Bham. I'm planning an article on problem neighbours and wonder if I could use your experience as an example? If so, perhaps you could drop me an email with a phone number so I could give you a call?
Many thanks,

Re: Confronting Noisy Neighbours

Wed, 10 Feb 2010 10:59:37 -0000

why not insulate your living room with a sound proof material, invest in some horrifying large speakers from some hi fi nerd shop, point them against the adjoining wall/ceiling whatever in another room,and loop the intro to the human leagues 'love action', sure to make anyone want to skin themselves alive after five minutes ;)

Re: Noisy Neighbour – detail and action

Wed, 10 Feb 2010 07:17:04 -0000

Just go big guns, kick up a massive fuss and call the police every single night. hopefully they'll get so fed up with you that they'll knock her off on the sly just to get some peace. Job done yeah?

Re: Noisy Neighbour – detail and action

Wed, 10 Feb 2010 07:11:49 -0000

Ironically Drake, she used fire herself a few weeks back. The smoke alarms were going off for about 20 minutes one day so I went round to see if everything was alright. She'd left two pans on the stove one of which had boiled dry and a chopping board was melting into it. Knocked on the door, no response... so someone called the fire brigade.