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    grokit23 God mintsmak

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    Fools, mad impetuous fools the lot of them who try to deny him a slot anywhere.

    Still gutted I missed it all. :Sad:
     
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    bez23 Adverse camber

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    And missed you were too, Ali.
     
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    moonpup Ambient Hound

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    missed him at shamania, but was speaking to sea goblin who said he was amazing... any dj mixes he done which i can download, especially chill???
     
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    grokit23 God mintsmak

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    Probably not, he's such a hippy that he gets a bit freaked out by this interweb malarkey. :Wink3:

    Crying shame really, especially because it'd probably help him get a few more gigs in other areas. Till that day he's just going to stay one of the best secret weapons of the north.

    Having said that if anybody has a mix or two by him, I'm sure that we could get them uploaded somewhere for him. Anybody, guys?
     
  5. ChrisCabbage

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    Si (like me) doesn't tend to do recorded mixes AFAIK. Too busy actually organising events and DJing for that!

    :Wink3:

    It's also the case that he quite often uses unreleased tracks from producer friends, so doing recorded mixes is a bit of a minefield from that point of view.

    I will mention it to him though.

    Just continue to spread the word by mouth and we'll get him more gigs. Pester your local event organisers to book him perhaps?

    :Wink3:

    He reckons he'd just get too het up about issues and politics (in its many senses) on the interweb, but he does have a Mac and hence the capability if he could be persuaded to get online...
     
  6. duracell_pixie

    duracell_pixie More trouble than i look

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    In my opinion Si is such a talented dj, have heard him play lots of times and each time been very impressed. He doesnt seem to realise how talented he is which is part of what makes him so fab. His set at Shamania was fantastic and one of the highlights of my weekend.
     
  7. SkizZ

    SkizZ ChemicallyModifiedMammal

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    did someone say he's playing at big green gathering?

    sounds like my cup of tea..
     
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    bez23 Adverse camber

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    Si and Sarah will be providing their 'Positivitea' space at the BGG - which includes Si's solar powered sound-system, a selection of homegrown herbal teas (provided on a donation basis) and a selection of thought provoking information leaflets. Come and hang out if you're going - there's always a good vibe and plenty of conversation, as well as great tunes :Wink3:
     
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    SkizZ ChemicallyModifiedMammal

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    Nanook In the kitchen, studio or gym.

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    ..think hes there from what i remember....
    So will Positivitea so you get get ya cup of tea there too.. :Smile3:
     
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    SkizZ ChemicallyModifiedMammal

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    Sweet Chai almighty!!! :Wink3: are you going nanook?

    I'll just have to try very hard to resist going mad dancing in the positivitea area
    my daughter wouldnt approve hehe...
     
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    Yes, Positivi-tea are at BGG.

    However, I think it's intended to be more of a chilled space. Still worth checking out though.

    One of the reasons I love working with Si is that we pretty-much see eye-to-eye on the reasons why we're involved in this game.

    It's all about creating community and mutual help/support.

    Years ago I was having some problems that I found were greatly helped by having a good stomp - in a meditative way. That's where I started to get interested in some of the therapeutic aspects of dancing and music. I also started studies psychology and counselling at Leeds Uni around that time, figuring that in helping myself I'd maybe get an insight into helping other people.

    So, as a result, in an informal way, I very much bear in mind the effect I'm potentially having whilst playing music. Si has the same concerns in mind and very much considers the fact that some of the people we're playing to are in, shall we say, an 'open' state (one of Si's terms).

    In my mind, this all relates closely to therapeutic approaches such as 'Transpersonal Psychotherapy', which uses the 'higher self' as a model for communication between counsellor/therapist and client - that is direct communication at that level.

    I'm also interested in more structured dancing therapy such as "5 Rhythms" (www.5rhythms.co.uk) which is kind-of a modern interpretation of Shamanic techniques.

    I don't claim to be an expert in any of these fields, but am very interested in them, always bearing in mind the related responsibility I have when performing, as does Si.

    As I say, all delivered in a very informal way.

    :Wink3:
     
  13. floatyhippyflower

    floatyhippyflower Free spirit, lost soul.

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    Have you ever attended a session? I can't go at the moment due to a mixture prsonal reasons/time and child constraints/other commitments, but I practised for about a year and attended several weekend-long workshops. It's feckin' amazing what it does to you. I was a proper scaredy-cat sceptic and initially I only went along because a friend of mine wished to try it. By the end of my first session I was hoofing it around like a madwoman. I don't think I had ever felt so utterly liberated before that day. I laughed all the way home.

    The best thing is that while I am unable to get to waves at the moment, I still feel the benefit of having been to so many of them in my every day life. It helped me really appreciate trance music in a way I hadn't been able to earlier (prefer chill/dub) and I'd say it's definitely worth exploring if you haven't already...so many parallels between the experience of a good trance dance and that of a good wave. :iyes:

    Anyhoo, offtopic blah. XX
     
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    Cool! I haven't actually done a session yet, but I have Gabrielle Roth's books, so kinda know the theory behind it and other similar styles. The theory opens you up to the idea that it's worth paying attention to how people are dancing to certain tracks. Enough DJing practice and experience and you learn how to manipulate the crowd at that kind of level.

    :Wink3:

    GR's books are very good reads BTW.

    I do know people who run sessions though - one of these days...
     
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    Sparklefish magic lantern

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    I went to my first 5 Rhythms session last night in Shipley, it was great! A significant amount of hoofing was definitely afoot! Very liberating, you can be a lot sillyer than in clubs & I found it really interesting to dance with people from totally diverse spheres of life & had some quite beautiful interactions. I did kind of long for some nice trance a couple of times, but apart from one properly cheesey-piano rave song, & the notice boards that commanded "Excel For Jesus!" it was most enjoyable. Would be good to do one with really nice tunes & a proper sound system!
     
  16. floatyhippyflower

    floatyhippyflower Free spirit, lost soul.

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    The group I used to attend was in fact a peer group, where the regular participants put the waves together on a voluntary basis each week, and there wasn't much direction from a qualified practitioner. Well none actually, though we stuck to the 5R structure, style, setting, ethos etc. I made several waves myself, and always stuck a good couple of trance choons in Chaos. The hippies loved it. :ibiggrin: I did attend the led group sometimes, and the workshops were all official 5R but I know what you mean...and that's why I preferred the peer group. Huge diversity of people and music...though to some hardcore 5Rers we were seen as a little rebellious. :irolleyes Perhaps you could see if there was a smiliar 5R-based peer group in your area? After a bit of time make a wave yourself? It's a great way to put playlists together at home. :iwink: Glad you enjoyed it anyway!! Keep going. The more you get into it the more you get out of it. Amazing. XX

    Anyway sorry to hijack your topic for a mo Purusha...last one...:iredface:

    Suffice to say that I have never seen Si Splatt but this thread absolutely makes me want to. :iyes: And he's practically northern too :Wink3: so bonus, and fingers crossed one day I will. XX
     
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    Si isn't a 5R practitioner as such, but he's well aware of the effect music has.

    :Wink3:
     
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    :ibiggrin: Sounds like an interesting idea to investigate for sure,What an amazing experience it would be if Si or Chris did choose the tunes! Please form a queue!
    Simon's chillout set at Shamania was top notch for very silly dancing, the Lady Technodolly and myself had a hilarious time of it, believing ourselves to be discretely hidden behind the VJ area, later discovering perhaps not! He did say afterwards he intended to inspire the crazy moves! Hooray for Si!
    xxx :iyes:
    ps is definitely northern - hails from Bolton & Leeds
     
  19. ChrisCabbage

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    Here he is in action at Solfest. Not looking particularly cheerful though!

    :ilol:

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    grokit23 God mintsmak

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    Si getting that intense stare at the mixer going on :lol:
     
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