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Wes Finch

Musician, self employed in Coventry

I Don't do Favourites...

PRESENTED ON MAY 03, 2016
IN COVENTRY @ VOL 25

Musician Wes Finch says he doesn't really do favourites...but he does love crisps, moths, walking and, erm, a few other things, including running which he was a bit sneering about until recently - "what's the point if no-one's chasing you?". Hear about crips, biological parents and a few of Wes's other favourite things in this entertaining PK.

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BY TAKESHI OHYASHIKI
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日本に埋もれた才能あるインディーズバンドを海外に紹介する活動を行う、NPO団体グローバル・チリン代表の大屋敷猛さんのこれまでの軌跡。

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What I Would Do with an Extra Day

BY DOM BREADMORE
@ VOL 24 ON FEB 20, 2016

Artist Dom Breadmore considers what he would, or should, do if he were given a final extra day. There are endless possibilities but he finds good reasons not to do most of them and rants about people who set themselves time-based challenges in order to bend the rules. All this leads him to wonder about the nature of time and how it was probably invented 'to make sure everything didn't happen all at once'. Dom ends by asking us in turn to consider what we might gain from slowing down and making the most of our 24hours.

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Music and Place: Considering Coventry & Detroit

BY SPENCER GRAHAM
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2016

In "Music and Place: Considering Coventry and Detroit", the artist Spencer Graham discusses his mild obsessions with self-imposed constraints, specificity and record collecting.

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I Bet You Look Desperately Uncoordinated On The Dancefloor: an accidental journey into rock stardom

BY KEITH GABRIEL
@ VOL 33 ON OCT 03, 2017

Keith Gabriel brings us I Bet You Look Desperately Uncoordinated On The Dancefloor: an accidental journey into rock stardom.  By day, Keith Gabriel works inefficiently at the University of Warwick. By night, he generally does as little as he can, aside from bemoaning the domestic mundanities of parenthood. So how did this increasingly corpulent man, who’d previously never sang before a live audience, end up as the lead singer of an indie-rock band? And did he wiggle like a Jarvis, pogo like a Damon or just kinda stand there like a Liam?

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What is a Musician?

BY ELIZABETH SIMCOCK
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Elizabeth Simcock wants to explore how we understand the word "musician." Musicians are powerful: picture people fawning over a lead singer on guitar. But musicians are also powerless: imagine the parent saying, "You're doing WHAT for a living?" Being a musician has a certain mystique that is captivating, even though the reality can be challenging in every way possible. But saying, "I am a musician." What does that really mean? Come along on a 20x20-second ride that may change the way you think of yourself.

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My Top 20 of things I've learned about the UK and things I don't yet understand

BY SUSAN SCHWEITZER
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

Susan Schweitzer immigrated to the UK from the US 7 years ago. Here, she presents her Top 20 of things that she has learned about the UK in that time and all the things she doesn't yet understand.

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Life as a Musician

BY GEMMA FARRELL
@ VOL 22 ON JUL 26, 2018

Gemma Farrell - Musician

My talk is about the last 5 years of my life and settling back into Perth life after 6 years away. I will be speaking about my life as a musician and a parent.
 
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http://www.gemmafarrellmusic.com/about.html
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Emily! Don't Do That!

BY EMILY PEASGOOD
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

"I use sound to express things that cause me frustration and joy. I find it cathartic and I find it so much fun. It makes frustrating things tolerable and fun things magical. For me, sound captures experience, truth, and memory in a way that no other sense can."

Despite the seemingly obstructive title, Emily Peasgood shows she is a risk-taking creative who throws caution to the wind (sometimes literally), experimenting with sound and social encounters, her work is original, thought-provoking and uplifting.

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BY MARIE WHITE
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“I’m now proud to say, people are singing my lyrics back to me”