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I may be guilty of going off piste here but an incident occurred this week that I want to share with you, which was a cautionary tale tell for me. Indulge me if you will. When I was seventeen, I attended The College Of North East London to do my A Levels. I had just started playing Basketball and had made the team. We were playing in a Basketball tournament and made the final. The coach who shall remain nameless, asked me to keep an eye on his bag. Miffed, I replied how could I given we we’re about to play a game. He insisted that I did, so I reluctantly obliged.

 

We lost the game. After which my coach asked me if I had watched his bag. Not really, I replied. To my astonishment he told me that someone had stolen his wallet which had seventy pounds in it and what was I going to do about it. Luckily my mum had always taught me to save so I was good for it. I never said a word to my mum on reflection I wish I did. That week I withdrew the money from my Abbey National savings account and gave it to him. That was thirty-one years ago. 

 

I saw the aforementioned coach this week and bought this up. He was very flippant about the whole affair arguing that it was my assignment. He continued had it ever occurred to me that the same thing may of have happened to him and that he had a mortgage to pay. I let him know my thoughts without it culminating with me featuring on London Tonight that evening. What was shocking was that lack off ownership on his part and the extent to which he went to justifying his malevolence.

What I gleaned from this is the importance of seeing your part in whatever you do and owning it. What he did sits with him. If he’s comfortable beguiling adolescents for monetary purposes as Mr T aptly put it, I petty the fool. I have to see my role in the movie of my life. That role being one of virtue, self-awareness, courage, grit, authenticity, creativity and more.

 

And the winner is Hope. 

 

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Philippians 4:8

 

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I have a number of heroes as diverse my mum, Kobe Byrant to Jordan B Peterson. I’ve found utility in some of the attributes of all them. It occurred to me sometime ago that I’d want to be someone that I’d want to emulate, admire or work for. I want to set a precedent for myself that I hold myself accountable too.

 

We're all guilty of providing problems for solutions. We should on ourselves and we can be right can’ts. Well I want to be impressed by me. If everybody else is taken then it makes sense to strive to be your greatest you. 

 

No No No

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I was recommended by a friend to an event company for a very lucrative gig for BMW. I qualified the gig and thought I’d be up for that. I’m told them I’m too old to be playing Taylor Swift ann shit misspelling intended, so if that’s the case I’m not your guy. The contact assured me that wasn’t going to be the case. They needed a mix, picture and bio like yesterday. I told them hold that thought as I was at the gym clanging and banging like a malnourished Rock. 

 

Came home, knocked out a mix in one take and was in their inbox by 12am. The feedback was positive and was told they’d be in touch. It was a no. Apparently they went with another event company. Was I disappointed? A tad. The paper was nice. 

 

Overall what impressed me with was my response. The opportunity inconvenienced me massively and there was the pressure of delivering a mix with little time to prepare. I managed to exceed the event company’s expectations by turning around their requirements as quickly as I did. What did I glean from this? Have no expectations of others. If they exceed them Merry Fucking Christmas, if they don’t Merry Fucking Christmas. Exceed others expectations by owning what you can own. The reward is in the act not the reward itself. If I kept that up I’ll be sorted like a pack of peanuts. 

 

Bug A Boo

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More like bug bear would be more apt. Nothing peeves me more than when you raise a grievance with someone and they respond by raising one of their own. Fucking pisses me off. The irony is I was applauding the efforts of the team only last week only for one of them to fuck me right off this week. 

 

I’m not going to air the dirty laundry but as with all occurrences, catastrophes and anomalies I try to find utility in them. The culture of any organisation comes from the top down. You can have all the talent in the world and the aforementioned individual has but give me a motherfucking pitbull anytime. A grafter, someone who wants it like a man who’s head is on fire wants a fucking pond. Is it me or is it getting hot in here.

 

Iron sharpeneth Iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend 

Proverbs 27:17

Discipline

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The title of this post is a bit rich given it was meant to be out on Friday. I’m not making any excuses as I detest them so apologies. What I’m applauding however is the discipline of the DJs on the roster who’ve been consistent by way of the mashups we’ve put out over the last year. We’re now at Volume 13. 

 

A conversation which has led to a body of work that I’m proud of. Discipline is everything. 

 

You’re nothing without discipline. Discipline is doing what you hate to do but do it like you love it. 

Mike Tyson 

 

It hasn’t been easy and I would imagine that I pissed them off on a number of occasions but it’s always been about the work. Ultimately the work always got done and for that those motherfuckers have my utmost respect despite me being on arsehole. 

 

Better never stops. If you haven’t already check out the latest compilation. Click the link below.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lypzgx19lr8zkhu/AAC529wfKYsFQwjhSYM44FeRa?dl=0&fbclid=IwAR3E9Bvm1xk-64zU2MQL5NJVEWQlYmVouPISs6XQa_RQRk8CMrhw5oEyMtA

 

 

Also check out our YouTube channel Deckhead TV were we aim to deconstruct world class practitioners in the music industry, teasing out routines, the habits, the influences such as favourite books and so on that make them good at what they do. The aim of the series is to unearth the things you can nick and replicate in your own life, it's what a Deckhead does.

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/deckheadtv/videos

 

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Right Here, Right Now

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With Kobe Bryant being inducted into the Hall Of Fame by none other than Michael Jordan this weekend, I’m reminded of his legacy. It’s hard not to since his book Mamba Mentality is permanently etched on my coffee table. Besides being one of the greatest to ever play the game of Basketball, what resonates with me was that he was a life long learner. 

 

Despite being the number one high school Basketball player in the country, he spoke multiple languages, scored 1300 on his SATs demonstrating that he was capable of attending an Ivy league school, then goes on to achieve a twenty year career in the NBA with one team, a record and five NBA Championships. I could go on. Not one to rest on his laurels he was intent on his future exceeding his past. Fucking hell.

 

He showed that expanding your learning is critical to your success.

 

Every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success

Scott Adams

 

Despite there being important things to do now I’ve got one eye on the future in mind for the imprint. It’s difficult because I’m not seeing much return for my efforts NOW but if I keep playing, I say playing because my job ain’t a job it’s a damn good time I’m confident the play will pay off providing I exercise the following:

 

Grit

 

Adaptability 

 

Courage

 

Saying No

 

Critical Thinking 

 

Emotional Intelligence 

 

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

By the way we tried to upload a track Blinding Jesus The Hwen Rascale Mashup from A Bunch Of Deckheads Vol 12 on Soundcloud but they weren’t having it. You can listen to it on the link below. You’re welcome.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8jhs3errkvuko4t/AAAGOGRYL-G6JghSW0fd4LY0a?dl=0&fbclid=IwAR1PMKnOb31XttFsr9xfHp7rhGNE1kyttSpCWh9lFZgLOyFXcELeWKuTYdQ

 

 

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