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Life on the Narrowboat Part Two

October 29, 2012 – 15:59 | 2 Comments

Part of the reason for no content on the site is the site going down. Something to do with the database, and still a few glitches to work out but have reset it a stable order which seems to have made it work properly although the images dont centre align and seem to have lost all the facebook likes & a lots of thumbnails….

Our first month living on the canals

July 24, 2012 – 12:28 | 10 Comments

Its been a month since we moved onto our live aboard narrowboat and its been a great experience and a manageable learning curve thus far. Now we’re a bit more setup i thought id have a go at a boat blog to share some of the more interesting bits and a few pics we’ve taken.

Newsletter Links

June 20, 2012 – 13:08 |

On the last 2 newsletters i always add a link to various things i think are worth checking out. It occurred to me that they could exist on my site if i made a specific blog post so here it is…

March Microblog Tweets

March 5, 2012 – 12:33 |


So looking forward to this gig > fb.me/RemQgGVh
Two Birmingham studios: Artisan and Elephant House. on Radio To Go this week – fb.me/1E5jPSjrD
15 % off beatport purchases (til 15th March) via Dj Tech Tools -… fb.me/1yFtdhCBK
Seems …

2 online production workshops & a free tutorial thats well worth checking out

March 1, 2012 – 20:00 |


As part of this newsletter & as a seperate site called Reckorder, i will be sharing a whole host of useful music making tutorials on all parts of the process online.

I’ve collated all the ones …

Feb Microblog Tweets

February 26, 2012 – 18:55 |

Find myself using / sharing much more links on my facebook wall these days – www.facebook.com/marcreck
Been offline for a bit working on an album & a new Dj Narrative podcast -> This free analyser has been real helpful http://t.co/VJmmZh0K #
Greetings for Losar, the Tibetan New Year – http://t.co/W2VqDEdp / http://t.co/6TINKaUT #
Another fine post on RadioToGo- this time on Bham Opera & NY Met. (Honoured to get a mention in such esteemed company!) …

Gigs with the Nextmen & a new dog

February 24, 2012 – 15:01 | 2 Comments

Haven’t posted all year so just thought id drop a quick update as the last one is the gig for new years eve! > which was a massive celebration and a magical gig, so real credit to all involved from start to finish…

We also got a rescue dog called Lucy Lurcher who’s proved herself to be pretty creative too :)

December / Jan Microblog Tweets

December 11, 2011 – 18:55 |
December / Jan Microblog Tweets

Have been posting mainly on my facebook wall this month – but trying out posterous later this month and its autopost for sharing stuff – http://marcreck.posterous.com/

3 days til important UN climate talks. Add your voice of support here? > http://t.co/mZi34g13 #

November Microblog Tweets

November 6, 2011 – 18:55 |

Tell David Cameron to back a Robin Hood Tax at the G20 to fight poverty and climate change http://t.co/4GinR9Qr#
Last nights @DjNarrative Radio show feat lil Ninja Tune XX/Amon Tobin mix & a live recording of my set @Shambalafest > http://t.co/r3WUhvFM#
We have our 40th Mr Elephant Radio Show on @rhubarbradio tonight from 7-8pm GMT building up through of host of bass genres & new promos :) #

October Microblog Tweets

October 2, 2011 – 18:55 |

Please take a mo to check out this @38_Degrees petition : http://t.co/aC5dMHds #nppf #fb #
A recording of my dj set in the Kamikaze tent at this year’s Shambala Festival with some video in the blog post linky – http://t.co/ZpOkthHY #
Write your Mp via this @UnlockDemocracy link to demand the government set up a register of #lobbying activity – http://t.co/vD4VBcyK #fb #

September Microblog Tweets

September 11, 2011 – 18:55 |

Seem to have been off tweetland for ages! Nice to catch up on happenings. Tried month off social network sites. Been good for found balance #
Immersed in learning sound design in the studio this week so not much to tweet of though end of summer bought many good memories w/ a few notable highlights being playing kamikaze tent at Shambala, meeting/hearing Billy Bragg at Moseley Folk & all the music & dj workshops in uk

Holiday in Borth Year 2

July 30, 2011 – 12:01 |

Thanks to a very kind offer we got to get away for a week in Sunny Borth \o/ We returned to the place we stayed last year – northfield caravan park – which is a very well run, friendly, and cost effective place for anyone on a budget.

July Microblog Tweets

July 17, 2011 – 18:55 |

Back to the projects after a long weekend at a v special wedding. So good reconnecting w/ close friends & even a free hotel into the mix! <3 #
New free to watch info doc film based on info & ideas from people like chompsky & films like zeitgeist http://ethosthemovie.com/index?.html#

June Microblog Tweets

June 8, 2011 – 11:33 |


Last nights show up for listen again w/ links to artists as standard- http://bit.ly/igYUdT -Pleased w/ how it turned out/feedback welcome #
RIP Columbo – http://t.co/Kz9oq0B #f
Being gay shouldn’t get you killed …

May Microblog Tweets

May 8, 2011 – 19:55 |


Off to vote – http://www.yestofairervotes.org/#
Slamboree Radio Show starting tonight on @rhubarbradio from 7-8pm feat. a mix from Freear & two mixes from me – http://www.rhubarbradio.com/#
Back online w/ our new internet connection \o/ Finally running …

April Microblog / Tweets

April 3, 2011 – 19:55 |


Really want to finish this reckorder site this week so going offline for bit. On that note http://flavours.me/ looks good for easy & effective
Starting Dj gigs again from April. \o/ – 1st one at Wagon …

March tweets microblog

March 3, 2011 – 19:55 |


Feeling any monday blues? – Here’s an inspiring 20 min ted talk if you missed it 1st time round – http://bit.ly/G2Upt < Well worth a watch #
How to start a revolution looks cool http://bit.ly/dDZxGe via …

February Tweets Microblog

February 27, 2011 – 19:55 |


Micky Flanagan at Town Hall was one of the best comedy shows i’ve been too. – http://bit.ly/i4MlWe – Go see him if you get chance. #
Wicked – seems i’ve won of these tasty threads from …

December Tweets Microblog

December 19, 2010 – 18:55 |


Hearing the new Badness Riddim release from Friendly Fire Band. http://www.friendlyfiremusic.com/. Out now on triple vinyl. Great stuff #fb #
Couple of friends have large guestlists for the skatalites at the institute tonight. Let us …

November Tweets Microblog

November 28, 2010 – 18:55 |


New #Tipper Album is out now – http://www.addictech.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=61422 – Beautiful & inspiring music #fb #
Tipper & Ninja Tune XX Special uploaded to Mixcloud – 2 hr mix of Downtempo&Cinematic Trip Hop, Glitch Hop & IDM …

Some things i did & tweeted about in Oct 2010

October 31, 2010 – 16:02 |



Awareness & Politics

Stand in solidarity with Burma’s political prisoners – http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=11849 via @AmnestyUK
And also via @AmnestyUK – 10 ways to oppose the death penalty – http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=78
Government response to that petition ‘Scrapthe696′ – http://www.hmg.gov.uk/epetition-responses/petition-view.aspx?epref=Scrapthe696
Gutted to …

Some things i did & tweeted about in Sep 2010

September 30, 2010 – 13:59 |


Other things i did or found useful
Watching some amazing lightening to the sounds of new Ninja tune compilation. No rain, very little thunder. Electrifying stuff.
A weekend of websites. Respite soon tho courtesy of dinner w/ …

Mr Elephant Radio Show #28 – 21st July 2010

June 21, 2010 – 18:10 |


A special solstice inspired radio show this week. Mostly on an electronic tip, and there’s no hosting on this version as it was made for travelling to the solstice, or listening to in the sunshine, …

Affordable earplugs & why you should try them out.

December 18, 2009 – 19:37 |


About 12 months ago i purchased a pair of Er-15′s from Audio Relief. Now i have been recommended a new alternative for anyone that can’t afford the £160 price tag, and i’m pleased to say …

A studio backpack that can house it all

July 11, 2009 – 19:38 |


“Namba Gear is a California based bag and accessories company that designs and produces premium, high performance solutions for the working musician. Namba Gear is both a musician/dj and lifestyle brand. The essence of the brand is …