General – Defy Designs http://defydesigns.co.uk Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:28:24 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Some thoughts on band etiquette… http://defydesigns.co.uk/some-thoughts-on-band-etiquette/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/some-thoughts-on-band-etiquette/#respond Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:27:29 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=471 (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

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Some thoughts and advice on a life of sobriety! http://defydesigns.co.uk/some-thoughts-and-advice-on-a-life-of-sobriety/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/some-thoughts-and-advice-on-a-life-of-sobriety/#respond Tue, 05 Jan 2016 14:32:49 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=464 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

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Best Albums of 2015…in my humble opinion. http://defydesigns.co.uk/best-albums-of-2015-in-my-humble-opinion/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/best-albums-of-2015-in-my-humble-opinion/#respond Sun, 27 Dec 2015 18:33:14 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=460 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

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STOLEN: Fender Jaguar Baritone, Squire Jazz Bass and Squire Bronco. http://defydesigns.co.uk/stolen-fender-jaguar-baritone-squire-jazz-bass-and-squire-bronco/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/stolen-fender-jaguar-baritone-squire-jazz-bass-and-squire-bronco/#comments Thu, 19 Nov 2015 23:31:33 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=448 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

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Sammy H Stephens and Jonah Matranga at Le Pub! http://defydesigns.co.uk/sammy-h-stephens-jonah-matranga-le-pub/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/sammy-h-stephens-jonah-matranga-le-pub/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:46:59 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=385 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

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Essentials for… http://defydesigns.co.uk/essentials/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/essentials/#respond Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:42:01 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=344 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

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Think first, act second… http://defydesigns.co.uk/think-first-act-second/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/think-first-act-second/#comments Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:46:18 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=335 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

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STHC Easter All Dayer at Le Pub http://defydesigns.co.uk/sthc-easter-dayer-le-pub/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/sthc-easter-dayer-le-pub/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:34:17 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=329 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

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Defy Designs x Nelly’s Treasures http://defydesigns.co.uk/defy-designs-x-nellys-treasures/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/defy-designs-x-nellys-treasures/#respond Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:55:01 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=325 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

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FAQ – What’s your favourite album? http://defydesigns.co.uk/faq-whats-favourite-album/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/faq-whats-favourite-album/#respond Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:30:32 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=313 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

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