Thursday, 15 November 2012

Seel Street, Liverpool: Finding lost art...

A friend sent me a message the other day to say that he had left me a chalk-related gift in a skate shop in Liverpool.

Knowing that the last time this person left me a chalk-related present in town, it dissolved in the rain before I could get to it, I thought I'd better set about finding and claiming this one pretty sharpish.

I went today...

Welcome to Parr Street.
Just around the corner is...

I've come for a present...
But, do they have it?
I think that's for me, isn't it?

Rob Parsonson has left a large piece of estuary chalk in the safe care of these two folks above.

Thanks Rob!
Not only do I have the satisfaction of completing a mini mission...

...but I got to treat my eyes to cool trainers, super colourful skateboards....
...friendly faces...

And, via Mello Mello...
I now have more good chalk for the collection.

Lost Art online:  
Mello Mello online:

Sunday, 11 November 2012

MediaCityUK, Salford, UK: Making chalk "radio-friendly"

This autumn, I worked on the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC 6Music, and it was ace (BBC 6Music is my favourite radio station ever).

To round off four weeks of researching, logging music and playing tambourine for the show, I decided to take chalk sticks down on my last day and blog from the studio.

Here's what happened...


(This is the desk everyone works/dances around for the duration of the show. I wrote this between loggin two tracks)

Mics and wires and people and stuff.

(I stand behind this bit of the desk)

Craig dropping his megaphone and bells into the frame to give a better idea of what the show's all about...

(Noisy, but LOTS of fun. You'll hear both of those instruments and more when the show starts)

Craig then dropping his head in to show his complete adoration for funk and soul!

"Oh wait, that looks a bit blurry"

Craig - "I was born out of focus"


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Happy dancing.