Monthly Archives: September 2009

West Buckland Festival (10th – 13th September 2009)

Nika ShootWest Buckland Festival is a festival of music, entertainment and leisure, held in a small village on the edge of Exmoor. This year’s festival will feature more than a dozen events between Thursday September 10th and Sunday September 13th 2009.
The program includes a  Classical Concert with some of the most outstanding young musicians in the South West, an evening of Jazz with international stars Ruth Applin and Josh Kemp and the outstanding pianist, Harry the Piano. There is also an Old Time Music Hall evening and an art exhibition. Read more…
Sitemap of festival website.
    West Buckland Festival 2009 Events – North Devon

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‘West Buckland is located within North Devon local authority area. Historically it formed part of Braunton Hundred. It falls within South Molton Deanery for ecclesiastical purposes. The Deaneries are used to arrange the typescript Church Notes of B.F.Cresswell which are held in the Westcountry Studies Library. The population was 257 in 1801 277 in 1901 . Figures for other years are available on the local studies website. In 1641/2 45 adult males signed the Protestation returns.’ more

Get yourself noticed – place a banner advert on this site for twelve months – for as little as £10.00. The money generated by this website will be added to the funds raised by the festival whose purpose is to provide music, art and entertainment for the people of North Devon. Money raised is divided between a Charity or Charities chosen by the Festival Committee and the upkeep of St Peter’s Church, West Buckland.

T. Austin Reed – SystemCulture.org


Below is an email interview and review with T. Austin Reed. All interviews are published unedited and first appeared on SystemCulture.org

If you have visited SystemCulture.org before, you will have gathered by now, we are partial to analog synth pulses. These tracks are… it is early morning here and the mist is rolling in off the sea, enveloping the sand, the luscious damp hills and the rooftops below. We are being wrapped gently in a cloud like blanket. ‘Let Go’.

  • I really love your tracks – how did you get into making music?

ONE DAY, MY FRIEND, A.J., AND I WERE GOOFIN’ OFF IN HIS ROOM WITH A SAMPLE LOOP FROM A 95-SOUTH SONG AND A YAMAHA KEYBOARD. WE RECORDED THE JAM SESSION ON TAPE, WHICH I USED TO AUDITION MY WAY INTO MY FIRST INDIE RECORD LABEL, F.L.A. RECORDS. THAT’S PRETTY MUCH HOW MY LIFE AS A PRODUCER BEGAN…

  • How would you describe the type of music you create?

DON’T. I JUST LET GOD BE THE PRODUCER WHILE HE LET’S ME BE HIS INSTRUMENT. WHATEVER TYPE OF MUSIC COMES OUT AFTERWARDS…WELL, I LEAVE THAT TO THE GENRE CREATORS TO DECIDE. THERE ARE SO MANY MUSIC GENRES BEING GENERATED OUT THERE NOWADAYS THAT I GET MIGRAINES EVERY TIME I SCROLL THROUGH THE A-Z’s OF MUSIC TYPES. I FIGURE, “WHY EVEN BOTHER?”

  • What are your future plans – releases, live work?

CURRENTLY, I’M WORKING ON NEGOTIATING SHOW DATES FOR A FEW VENUES IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA. AS WELL, I’M IN POST-PRODUCTION WITH MY DEBUT ALBUM, “THE 3 A.M. SESSIONS,” A COLLECTIVE OF SONGS I’VE DONE OVER THE PAST 8 YEARS. I’M ALSO COLLABORATING ON PROJECTS WITH A FEW AWESOME LOCAL ARTISTS IN THE ORLANDO AREA (CORROSIVE, 949, WAX MURDERERZ, LETHALITY SCALE, AND CMONGROOVES) AND ALSO WITH JEFF STODDARD OF ROUGHHAUSEN, WHO WILL BE DOING A REMIX ON ONE OF MY SONGS, ENTITLED “A SLAVE LIKE YOU.”

  • Who has been the most inspirational person for you?

TWO PEOPLE, REALLY. AS A PRODUCER…ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS, AJA LORRAINE. EVERY TIME WE’VE GOTTEN IN THE STUDIO TOGETHER, THE CHEMISTRY HAS BEEN EXPLOSIVE TO THE POINT OF ME GETTING CHILLS AND FEELING LIKE I’VE TAKEN A HIT OF ECSTASY. NOBODY ELSE HAS EVER MADE ME FEEL SO AMPED AS A PRODUCER. NOT ONLY THAT, BUT OUT OF EVERYONE I WAS SURROUNDED BY, SHE WAS THE ONLY PERSON TO REALLY ENCOURAGE ME TO KEEP PUMPING OUT WHAT SHE CONSIDERED “MY CRAZY ASS, DARK, VAMPIRE MUSIC…”

AS A TEACHER…MY LI’L BROTHER, CALVIN “BIG BOSS CD” DURAND. HE INSPIRED ME TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MECHANICS OF PRODUCTION AND ENGINEERING SO THAT I COULD TEACH NOT ONLY HIM, BUT ANY OTHER HUNGRY ARTIST THAT HAS THE DESIRE TO LEARN HOW TO PRODUCE MUSIC ON THEIR OWN. THERE’S NO GREATER REWARD THAN GIVING BACK GIFTS THAT I’VE BEEN GIVEN…

  • What comes first when you create a track, the words or music?

THE MUSIC, BABY…THE MUSIC…

  • How does boxing fit in?

IT DOESN’T. NOT ANYMORE. UNFORTUNATELY, A JOB-RELATED INJURY PUT AN END TO MY CAREER…BUT IF YOU EVER WANNA GET BEAT UP BY A GIRL, LEMME KNOW!!! I HAVE A HELLACIOUS LEFT HOOK THAT’LL PUT YOU RIGHT TO SLEEP, NO PROBLEM!!! 8)

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QuantcastThese are beautifully produced tracks, the fragile vocals (sometimes like whispers) purr and seduce.

Our house is completely swathed in an ethereal fog and the seagulls are calling over ‘Dragons I Have Slain’. This is the beginnings of a great day.
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Though T. Austin Reed’s roots stem from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the essence of her music often features diversities of a worldwide flavor. From Electronica to Dark Wave to Hip-Hop, R&B and Rock, this Producer/Artist/Performer refuses to limit her creative ability within the confines of any one particular genre. She’ll be quick to say, “I don’t live in a box. Neither does my music.” With the exception of brief training in classical piano by Monette Sudler and the late John Gilmore (of Sun Ra and His Arkestra), T. Austin is a self-taught composer who loves to defy stereotypical images that have overshadowed females within the Music Industry.

“I used to watch guys come into studios and walk past me like I didn’t exist,” she’ll admit. “Some even thought I was just another studio whore. But after I’d get pointed out as being a producer, I could see their attitudes change…And so would mine. I never enjoyed moments like those, but they happened all the time. Not anymore.”

Current projects include collaborations with 949, Aja Lorraine, Ty Showers, Wax Murdererz, Ladder, and Jay Sparxx. Stay tuned. This is only the beginning…

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Creating networks that increase sales are a vital part of business survival. Everybody is using networks like twitter and Facebook however, the majority of advertising opportunities within these sites are shrinking. These sites are becoming as ineffective as having an advert on a local radio station that has no listeners.

The reason for me saying this is that we have all fought against spam; our cluttered inboxes were an annoying part of our daily routine and a cleanliness became a ritual habit; like cleaning our teeth the more we did it the better things became. Now we are bombarded with ‘twitter spam’. The sex and drug peddlers have migrated to these modes of distribution and ruined these business tools for all of us – install a ‘twitter spam filter’ or close your account.

Product the Obscure?

You can’t really afford to be to obscure about your products, you need to know what you are and who you are. To achieve success you need an understanding of your industry and to be able to identify your marketing performance indicators.Understand your online & offline competitors and measure your search engine visibility against them.

By targeting your market audience through detailed keyword analysis, enables you to promote quality lead generation and create a dynamic SEO campaign.Use off site SEO strategies. Use non-paid link building techniques to increase your website’s perceived market relevance within your outlined market sector. However, a little belief in superstition and myth helps.

Horoscopes in newspapers are based on star signs and birth dates; these predict the day’s events. These predictions are based on the laws of probability and chance. You could read your daily horoscope and make the prediction into a self-fulfilling prophecy, you could go out and find that ‘Tall dark handsome man’ or go on ‘A long journey’. Alternatively you could read your horoscope late in the evening and interpret the day’s events and adapt them to the mystical words. “Yes I did meet someone important today”. The interesting thing about prediction is that you could meet a tall dark handsome man, go on a long journey and meet someone important and never read your horoscope. Does this mean the day’s events were not predicted?

Similarly you can use these basic ideas and apply them to Search Engine Optimization. You can interpret the statistics about your website using all the probabilities used in horoscopes. You could be number one in Googgle searches without doing anything. You could be high ranking and claim it is all due to your expert’s SEO techniques. In reality it will probably be a combination of both. Can you, however, afford to leave everything to chance?