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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.

A New Voyage Ahead

May 24, 2012 – 11:40 | 10 Comments

About 9 months ago my partner put forward the idea of living on a narrowboat, inspired by a couple of friends of ours and a mutual desire to live more sustainably. There were many hurdles that needed to be addressed, but after lots of research, planning and learning, i’m well excited to say that idea which seemed highly unfeasible for ages is now almost a reality! \o/…

Audio Soundtrack for Secret City Markets Project

May 20, 2012 – 16:14 |

I’ve had a fair bit of audio editing and soundtrack for community projects work over the last 12 months but havent been posting much of it. This recent one for Secret City arts was one where i learnt a lot about the history of our markets so thought it’d be a good one to share.

More Dj Workshops at Corby Cube

May 14, 2012 – 16:05 |


Very much looking forward to returning the Corby Cube in Corby to host a few more drop in Dj Workshops. Always get so much out of them in both the teaching and for my own …

Reckorder & Dramask – Lisa and Chewing Gum – April 2012

April 10, 2012 – 17:38 |


This project was mainly editing the audio recordings from a series of Dramask primary school workshops and adding some brian eno to add some ambience. Particpants in the workshops also created puppets and story board …

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 …

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 :)

Reckorder & Dramask – Paganel Primary School Local Heroes Project

January 20, 2012 – 17:15 |

Dramask ran a series of workshops which explored various qualities of a hero with a range of primary school participants and i was bought in to create 3 final audio pieces for their end performance.

The various audio accounts were recorded by Dramask in the workshops and then i edited them and arranged with some suitable music for their final performance…

New Years Eve at PST & a couple of other gigs

December 21, 2011 – 20:58 |

Started to take a few dj bookings recently 2 of which i’m really looking forward to.

The first is another NYE at PST organised by the lovely people at Jibbering in association with a load of my favourite Birmingham promoters and djs. Last years was off the hook and this year the line is the same – plus a load more on top! Advance tickets are only a fiver again from here and it has no closing time!

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 #

Filming & Djing the Corby Cube Slam Event

November 26, 2011 – 19:40 |

Off to Corby again this weekend for my second film shoot and a real nice dj gig at the other big date in the Core at Corby Cubes calender – The youth arts Slam!

Not to be confused with the wrestling tournament of the same name, the Slam is a kind of big, end of project showcase featuring performances from all of the long running workshops and courses they’ve had. This one was totally sold out and full of quality performances of all ages.

Seeing Amon Tobin’s ISAM show and stranded in London

November 24, 2011 – 19:54 |

Back from a right old mission to London! Had a great night seeing Amon Tobin’s new show ISAM, followed by a rather eventful experience working out what to do after missing the last train back to brum with no phone

Filming The Electric Swing Circus

November 15, 2011 – 19:25 |

I recently got myself a Canon 600d in order to take my filming and photography ambitions to the next level. The first outing was to get some good footage of my gig at Shambala Festival, but ive also been looking at filming events, and this weekend was my first commission with the new camera.

Dj Workshop at The Corby Cube 1st Birthday

November 7, 2011 – 19:22 |

The Core at the Corby Cube celebrated its 1st birthday this weekend, with a huge event which bought together many of the contributers and artforms that have made up this last 12 months. It was a great event and i was on board delivering the dj & scratch drop in workshop which left me very inspired.

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 :) #

Dj Workshop in Museum at Lyric Lounge Oakham

October 16, 2011 – 17:10 |

Back from another very inspiring weekend hosting a Dj workshop for the lovely people at Lyric Lounge alongside my trusty compadre Tony from Blend Visuals.

This time the event was was held in a museum in a very picturesque part of the East Midlands….

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 #

Fire in the Bingo Hall & Dj Workshop on a bus

September 19, 2011 – 15:44 |

Back from another great weekend this time featuring two rather unusual happenings.

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

Moseley Folk Festival 2011 & Meeting Billy Bragg

September 7, 2011 – 15:09 |

After yesterday’s workshop i got the chance to visit Moseley Folk Festival and did some filming for Dramask, saw some great stuff and caught some nice footage which i’ve posted below…

Hosting a drop in Dj & Vj Workshop at the Lyric Lounge Event at Corby Cube

September 6, 2011 – 14:46 |

Just returned from a great weekend starting with an impromtu 11 hour dj gig / workshop with one half of Blend Av at the inspiring Northamptonshire based arts centre – The Corby Cube…

Music & Drama Workshop at Kings Heath Playcare Summer Playscheme

August 10, 2011 – 12:58 |

Following last years successful playscheme we (Dramask‘s drama workshops & my Reckorder music technology workshops) were asked back to do another one this year, this time focusing not on space but on the seaside.

Similar to last year, Dramask ran the drama and i ran the music side, working alongside the excellent staff at Kings Heath Playcare.

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.