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The Space Program

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I may have mentioned this before but I would roughly recommend The Dairy Of A CEO podcast hosted by Steven Bartlett. He is the founder and former CEO of Social Chain which he took public at 27 achieving a market valuation of £200m. In his recent episode Steven interviewed comedian Russell Kane. Fuck me was he impressive. Talk about never judge a book and all that. He is fucking intelligent. Russell mentioned a scientific study carried out by Richard Wiseman on luck fascinated me.

 

The study revealed the role people play in making their own luck. The findings also found that it is possible to enhance the amount of luck that people encounter in their lives. In one experiment Wiseman gave both lucky and unlucky participants (in their own mind) a newspaper and asked them to look through it and tell him how many photographs were inside. On average, the unlucky people took about two minutes to count the photographs whereas the lucky people took just seconds. On the second page of the newspaper contained the message “Stop counting — There are 43 photographs in this newspaper.”

 

This message took up half of the page and was written in type that was over two inches high. It was staring everyone straight in the face, but the unlucky people tended to miss it and the lucky people spotted it. To test hypothesis further Wiseman placed a second large message half way through the newspaper. The heading of which read “Stop counting, tell the experimenter you have seen this and win $250.” Again, the unlucky people missed the opportunity because they were still too busy looking for photographs. What can we surmise from this? Stop preempting shit. Sadly we have this proclivity to assume the worst. 

 

They’re going to say no.

 

I can’t see that happening.

 

It’s unrealistic. 

 

And they might say yes. See it happening. Be fucking unrealistic. The Deckhead ethos is to take a punt on yourself and have a go. Prior to the pandemic I became jaded with DJ’ing. With the enforced hiatus I seemed to have regained my appetite for it. One of my clients The Maynard Arms has a garden so I rang Nick the manager, a fucking class act I hasten to add and offered to play a set for FREE the Bank Holiday weekend. He was made up at the prospect of having me, insisted on paying me, fed me and gave me all the Soda Water and Limes my bladder could handle. Not only that he booked me for the second Bank Holiday in May. 

 

It’s all about the incremental habit of having a fucking go. Do it scared. Stop waiting until you feel like it. There’s nothing wrong with going for what you want providing you’re not preventing others from getting there’s. Get with the program.

 

Let's make somethin' happen, let's make somethin' happen

Let's make somethin' happen, let's make somethin' happen

Gotta get it together for brothers

Gotta get it together for sisters

A Tribe Called Quest The Space Program

 

Travelling Without Moving

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A number of venues got in touch this week to book DJs, which is great news. It must be said fatalities and loss of income aside, the lockdown was one of the best things that could have happened to the Deckhead imprint. It allowed for reflection. To coin a phrase from one of my favourite Jamiroquai albums we were Travelling Without Moving. Whatever normal looks like I’m not interested with reverting back to what was. My past cannot exceed my future. Better never stops. Speaking of which A Bunch Of Deckheads Vol 12 is out now. Ch-Check It Out

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

 

 

 

Make Me Proud

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Next week will mark the release of our twelfth compilation. Time fucking flies. I’m incredibly proud of the DJs/Producers involved to date Sneaky Ollie, DJ Homeboy, Guilner and more recently Hwen Rascale. The plan is to keep releasing content throughout our Soundcloud page with a view of releasing original music next year from our label. 

The number of plays may not be anything to write home about to date but I believe that they will. More importantly I’m proud of how we’ve reinvented ourselves, the consistency shown and the quality of work. When the reward is in the act, everything else will take care of itself.  

Check out the link to our Soundclound page. We’d love to know what you think https://soundcloud.com/a-bunch-of-deckheads

 

Me, Myself & I

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With it being the BAFTA’s last week the topic of discussion yet again was nominees of colour. Not one actor of colour was nominated last year, so the British Academy had faced pressure to diversify this year's nominees. For fuck sake. If someone decides not to invite me to their home I’m not going to fucking complain about it, I’ve got my own gaft. Conversely, I’m not enamoured with the idea of being considered out of obligation either. 

Fuck the consideration of others, pick yourself. This is the motivation behind my decision to self publish my book. I’m not going to have some fucker decide whether or not my story gets told or what the artwork for the cover should be. Fuck that and if I sell only one copy I'll write another one.

The due consideration of others is not a strategy. It’s like saying your pension plan is to buy lottery tickets. Bet on yourself, formulate a plan, execute it and have HOPE. it will work out, coming soon.

 

 

Come Unto Me

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Deckheads 

I trust you had a great Easter weekend, I did. I did fu£K all Easter Monday, it could have been Christmas. I mean nothing. No work, although I find it difficult to call what I do work. No reading, writing, listening to podcasts, studying or working out, I have even had an Easter Egg. Musical Youth were number one in the charts with Pass The Dutchie, the last time I recall having one. I just ate shit, watched Basketball, Boxing and napped. I did manage to shower. I was thinking I could get use to this shit. Starmix Harribos, Walkers Pawn Cocktail Crisps, I was ballin.

I struggle to relax. I realise it’s vital that I do. I allow for cheat days and the odd film, but I work every day. With that said I really enjoyed my Monday, I allowed myself to completely shut down and not feel guilty for doing so. Cows are meant to graze all day, we’re not. My vision for the Deckhead imprint is compelling but my energy needs to be measured. Yes the difficult work needs to be done but so does rest. 

 

If you get tired learn to rest. Not to quit. 

 

Banksy 

Sumthin Sumthin

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I’ve been writing a book over the past year, it's been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. It’s a story about a boy, me and the impact of the choices he makes. I’ve gone through a myriad of emotions while writing it, on occasion I've been reluctant to do so. What I’ve learnt throughout the process is just to do something. Rig the game to win, set the barrier off entry so low that it reduces the resistance and gives me momentum. 

We can get stuck by the enormity of a task believing an herculean effort is required, this isn't necessarily true. Break down the task to give yourself momentum, underachieve consistently. I must write a sentence, I can write a fucking sentence. What often happens is a sentence becomes two, then a paragraph, a page and now I’m looking at a Sunday Times Best Seller. I jest. Sometimes I just write a fucking sentence and that’s it, at least it’s one more sentence near completion. You're not always going to feel like doing shit but you can always underachieve consistently you Deckhead.

 

So if it's cool we can do a little sumthin' sumthin'(do a little sumthin' sumthin’)

Maxwell Sumthin Sumthin 

 

 

 

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