Personal – Defy Designs http://defydesigns.co.uk Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:28:24 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 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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Suicide awareness week/month/forever… http://defydesigns.co.uk/suicide-awareness-weekmonthforever/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/suicide-awareness-weekmonthforever/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 22:49:08 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=441 I don’t know if you’ve seen a plethora of Facebook statuses about suicide awareness week (September 6th – 12th), month (all of September), being copied and pasted around. Awareness is an excellent step, because it still frightens me to know … Continue reading

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One Microphone and some magic! http://defydesigns.co.uk/one-microphone-and-some-magic/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/one-microphone-and-some-magic/#respond Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:50:39 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=423 My most productive period of blogging was during the last run of Burning Red Red Matter, its a content creation club, reasons to blog, simple inspiration, that sort of thing. It has been rebooted for season 2, so I am … Continue reading

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Why I’m not interested in contemporary rock music. http://defydesigns.co.uk/im-interested-contemporary-rock-music/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/im-interested-contemporary-rock-music/#respond Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:07:04 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=410 Please be aware I wrote this at 2am on a Saturday night after getting home from a gig. Just be thankful I don’t drink or it wouldn’t make any sense. This is a weird statement to write down. Partially because … Continue reading

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From Designer to Developer – Talking at Design Stuff Cardiff http://defydesigns.co.uk/designer-developer-talking-design-stuff-cardiff/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/designer-developer-talking-design-stuff-cardiff/#respond Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:37:20 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=389 I’ve realised this has turned into quite a long post, somewhere between loads of photos and quite a few words, I’ve written a piece about my adventure in doing the talk and a bunch of advice on how I deal … Continue reading

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Hello Old Friend… http://defydesigns.co.uk/hello-old-friend/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/hello-old-friend/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:50:03 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=351 This summer, I made the brave/stupid decision to pick up a 35mm film for the first time in over 12 years. Why? I hear some of you asking. Hipster cool? Some nostalgic romanticism? The answer needs some explaining, but it … Continue reading

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Bret “The Hitman” Hart came to Cardiff… http://defydesigns.co.uk/bret-hitman-hart-came-cardiff/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/bret-hitman-hart-came-cardiff/#respond Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:19:23 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=319 This trip needs some book ending for me before I start… My brother, friend and I made the decision to go to the 2013 Royal Rumble, it was our first time to a big WWE PPV (other than Summerslam 1992), … Continue reading

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One of my favourite possessions in the whole world. http://defydesigns.co.uk/one-favourite-possessions-whole-world/ http://defydesigns.co.uk/one-favourite-possessions-whole-world/#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:34:01 +0000 http://defydesigns.co.uk/?p=305 In this day and age of digital ownership, crazy things like record collections or having enough books to fill a library are frowned upon by certain people…I know, who knew? Not me thats for sure! BUT there are some items … Continue reading

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