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Some thoughts on band etiquette…

(Caution, I don’t normally swear a lot in my writing, but I do here. Sorry in advance if it bothers you.) I’ve been in one band or another for well over 10 years. I’ve played in a 300 year old … Continue reading

01. February 2016 by Michael Partridge
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Some thoughts and advice on a life of sobriety!

It’s that time of year again! Resolutions, hopeful goals, idealistic mantras…call it what you want. One of the most common statements made some time between Christmas and New Year is “I’m going to ease up on/quit alcohol for (add time … Continue reading

05. January 2016 by Michael Partridge
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Best Albums of 2015…in my humble opinion.

This is coming in no particular order, as I doubt very much I could pick one over the others. 1. Murder by Death – Big Dark Love Murder by Death are easily one of my favourite bands in the whole world, they haven’t recorded a bad album, … Continue reading

27. December 2015 by Michael Partridge
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STOLEN: Fender Jaguar Baritone, Squire Jazz Bass and Squire Bronco.

I woke up on the morning of the 19th of November to a text message from my bandmate that our studio space had been broken into and three of our instruments were stolen. This is not the kind of news … Continue reading

19. November 2015 by Michael Partridge
Categories: Changed my life, General, Music, Personal | 6 comments

Sammy H Stephens and Jonah Matranga at Le Pub!

As you may well (or not at all) know, I love filming things. I played a gig recently at Le Pub, with the excellent Sammy H Stephens and Jonah Matranga. Considering they were both acoustic acts, I decided to pack … Continue reading

06. October 2014 by Michael Partridge
Categories: Design, Filming, General, Music | 1 comment

Essentials for…

In truth, I could write this about a whole bunch of things, essentials for good coding practice, shooting a video, guitar/bass set ups…but at the moment my life is almost entirely consumed by my training for the London Triathlon. This … Continue reading

04. July 2014 by Michael Partridge
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Think first, act second…

Now, that is one jaded, played out piece of advice! BUT, sadly it is very true. As some of you may (or may not know) during the day time I can be found happily attached to my desk coding websites. … Continue reading

29. April 2014 by Michael Partridge
Categories: Design, General | 2 comments

STHC Easter All Dayer at Le Pub

This was an interesting thing to film. I decided that it would be a good idea to see what my Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35 was capable of shooting in video mode. I don’t think I even shot at full resolution, I … Continue reading

28. April 2014 by Michael Partridge
Categories: Filming, General, Music | 1 comment

Defy Designs x Nelly’s Treasures

By saying Defy Designs x Nelly’s Treasures, I’m trying to sound bad ass/cool….I don’t think it worked. In English, I designed a shirt for my band and my friend Helen printed them for me. I decided it would be a … Continue reading

15. April 2014 by Michael Partridge
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FAQ – What’s your favourite album?

I get asked this all the time, usually when someone finds out: A: I still religiously buy physical medium music. or B: Own somewhere in the region of 1000 records and 3000 CDs Lets not even factor in the countless … Continue reading

26. March 2014 by Michael Partridge
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