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US Travel Diary 2003 Slideshow (Rebuilt 2021)

US Travel Diary 2003 Slideshow (Rebuilt 2021)

. . . In 2003 I co-drove 2 cats across the US from New York to Phoenix, as at that time of year animals couldn’t travel as cargo on planes due to the heat. I decided to write a travel diary of the journey, which became one of 8 that I wrote between 2001 to…

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Siren’s Call Song 2021

Siren’s Call Song 2021

. . . Hi, Here’s the latest song that’ll be on the Fluid Air album later this year, it’s called Siren’s Call. I wrote this with Patou Soult who was the percussionist in The Grateful Dub back in the 90’s, as well as doing percussion sessions work for Morcheeba, and other well known bands in…

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Drum Replacement Plugins to consider in 2020/21

Drum Replacement Plugins to consider in 2020/21

Drum Replacement Plugins I’ve written this in December 2020 so if you’re reading this sometime later then this may be out of date. If you’re reading this, you are probably interested in drum replacement software. That means you already know that it allows you to either completely replace individual components of a drum recording (or…

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Run Mr Rabbit Song by Simon Mark Smith

Run Mr Rabbit Song by Simon Mark Smith

Here’s the next song to be released that will be part of the Fluid Air album, it’s about Bugs Bunny and Elmer. I hope you like it. You can add it on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/album/4BkYUjXeEB080RtDSHQfMo… It should also be available on all the major digital music distribution platforms     Lyrics and Credits below Run Mr…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 31

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 31

To See Other Chapters Click Here Chapter 31 First Love       First Love       It’s hard to know which relationship I should consider to be my first love. Was it Jackie, when I was 7, or Sue when I was 10, or Jules when I was 16, or should I only…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 30

Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 30

To See Other Chapters Click Here Chapter 30     2020 June “Those days are gone forever” I was driving home today. The sun was bright and hot. I could feel it hard on my arm and face. My phone was set to random and started playing Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer”. He sang…

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Simon Mark Smith’s Autobiography Chapter 29

To See Other Chapters Click Here Forward to Chapter 29   The Miracle in Our Eyes Today, the 23rd May, 2020, is the 3-year anniversary of my surgery for a burst appendix and subsequent sepsis. During my recovery, I became very aware of how little time might be left, and what I wanted to do…

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How to remember the Renraku in the IKF UK Kyokushinkai Syllabus

How to remember the Renraku in the IKF UK Kyokushinkai Syllabus

How to remember the Renraku in the IKF UK Kyokushinkai Syllabus 2020 Before reading this please either add me on Spotify and/or like My Facebook Page, or have a listen to some of my music using the player on the right. Renraku is a common Japanese word that means “contact”, “communication”, “correspondence”, or “connection”. Just…

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Indie Rock Cafe Review of Dangerous Things

Indie Rock Cafe Review of Dangerous Things

The Stunning Automation of ‘Dangerous Things’ from Simon M. Smith  APRIL 9, 2020 AUGUST W. ZANDER The original article can be found at: https://indierockcafe.com/2020/04/album-review-the-stunning-automation-of-dangerous-things-from-simon-m-smith/ The future of music may already be here. That is – the automation of music. With the backlash lately against automation, algorithms and artificial intelligence, it would be understandable if music enthusiasts…

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How to remember the Kyokushinkai Karate Syllabus (2020)

How to remember the Kyokushinkai Karate Syllabus (2020)

How to remember the Kyokushinkai Karate Syllabus . . Are you a Kyokushin Karate practitioner? Are you struggling to remember which techniques go with which grade? This article aims to provide a few methods that might help you. Even if the syllabus has changed since writing this, or maybe your own branch of Kyokushinkai uses…

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