He was very good. He covered a lot of ground in a very short space of time, but it was all very interesting. From future trends and how they impact our economy now to how we think about education in the future and how life spans are getting bigger and bigger. It gave me a lot to think about and a lot of ideas too. Some of which are really following up stuff I’m already doing in terms of working in music and education.
Overall it’s good to know that people like him are thinking about these issues and trying to make sense of them.
I’ve been wanting to see this film for ages now so when it came up at the Tate Modern I was really pleased. But when I got there the added bonus was she was there too. Which was amazing. She gave a little talk at the beginning and then answered questions at the end. It was fantastic.
I had high hopes for getting a lot of stuff from this year’s Record Store Day. I decided to go to Sister Ray Records in Soho as I found that their approach to RSD was much better organised that some other stores. I got there just before 8am and got to the shop itself at around 10:30. I guess I had about 10 different records on my list. So how many did I get?
One. Just one. That’s right, after queuing in the cold, and it was really cold, for 2 and a half hours I managed to get just one record from the day. I was a bit disappointed to say the least. I think that it’s the worst I’ve done since starting to go along, and it makes me question what RSD is about.
Is it about celebrating and turning up to support your local independent store, or is it about buying stuff to sell on through eBay or elsewhere? Having just had a quick look on eBay I know what I think, but you make your own mind up.
Not a massive surprise as it’s a mammoth task to put on this kind of event, and they’ve been doing it for some time now. I’ve been to a couple of these including last year’s event and they were always good. But it’s a real shame that they’re stopping, or at least pausing for now.
The Elephant and Castle event stopped a couple of years ago and I’m not sure if that’s coming back this year either. None of which is very good for anyone interested in the kinds of companies and groups that the maker faires attracted. Now there’s a real gap for this kind of event for both London and the South East. That’s not good, not in my book anyway.