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Video: Edinburgh’s Secret Courtyard

This is my highly unofficial Guide to the Hidden Door Art Festival 2015, filmed on the final night (Saturday 30th May). Running time = 5:15 minutes which  admittedly is long for an internet video these days, but there was a lot to pack in. (Also, there’s some NSFW language at the beginning). I’m convinced this was […]

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“Travelling & Hollering”: An Interview with Musician & Artist Dan Willson aka Withered Hand

After a bit of a break, I’m delighted to crank the Clear-Minded Creative Types series of interviews back into action with one of my favourite songwriters, Dan Willson aka Withered Hand, who is also an artist and DIY gig promoter – not to mention husband and father. He also happens to be an Edinburgh resident […]

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Artist & Entrepreneur Melissa Dinwiddie

Melissa Dinwiddie is a great example of someone with numerous creative passions who is actually making a full-time living from her art and online ventures. But it’s not always been plain-sailing as her answers below reveal: Please can you describe who you are and what you are up to at the moment? Who I am and […]

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2009: The Ones That Got Away #4: Kraftwerk: The Catalogue

Self-styled “Man Machine” Milo McLaughlin delves into The Catalogue, a box set of 8 remastered versions of classic Kraftwerk albums from 1975’s Autobahn to 2003’s Tour De France Soundtracks. Note: This was originally written in November previous to the release of the box set but was held back for the January 2010 issue of The Skinny Magazine […]

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I Hear a New Gramophone – an interview with Sean Michaels

This is an interview from November’s issue of The Skinny Magazine which can also be found on their website here. It was loosely timed to coincide with the release of a wee bundle I’ve put together for http://www.tentracks.co.uk which will be available in late November – more info on that will be coming soon. The artwork […]

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A Brief History of My Creative Efforts Part 4 – Fear and Loathing on the Job-hunting Trail

Read part 1, part 2, part 3 A Novel Idea In my final year of college I also started writing lyrics and other random stuff in a bit of a creative outpouring, due perhaps to the fact that I’d kept my creativity bottled up for so long (or drowned it in a sea of booze […]

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Robot Love in Edinburgh – Cybraphon & ASIMO

After reading about Cybraphon everywhere, including  wired.com, and seeing footage of him everywhere including US TV, I finally got to see “him” last week at the inspace gallery in Edinburgh, and was blown away. It reminded me of when ASIMO, Honda’s humanoid robot, visited the city back in April as part of the Science Festival. […]