And breathe out… I’m taking a bit of time to reflect while I munch on some pasta. This past week has been hectic and brilliant for several reasons:
- I’ve been invited to a recruitment day for MediaSnackers.
- I’ve been hired by BCU to blog on their New Generation Arts Festival, covering the ‘online interactive’ aspects of the work being presented.
- The Fierce Festival stuff I’m working is amazing
- I picked up my new bike
- I fixed my broadband connection, which had gone a little wonky
Music-wise I was less hectic than the previous week, only seeing Duffy and Foals. Duffy was ok – very talented but a little bland. Foals were fantastic though, despite being fashionista magnets the atmosphere at the gig was great. I’m off to see Infadels tonight and then that’ll be it for a week and a half. I’ll be posting up the reviews from the past couple of weeks soonish, so you’ve been warned.
Tomorrow I’m off to the Punch Records music marketing course. We’ll be covering radio promotion in the morning and partners & sponsorship in the afternoon. It’s the last one I’ll be able to make it to because unfortunately it’s going to clash with some frenetic Fierce-related activity – the website goes live on Thursday.
On Tuesday I’m off to Alton Towers for a conference called ‘Using Digital Media in Marketing and Communications’ which is being organised by the folks at ideasforlife.tv. Speakers include Dr Adam Rutherford (science journalist), Anthony Lilley (from Magic Lantern) and Dr Jon Salkeld (from QinetiQ). There seems to be quite a strong corporate slant to the programme so it’ll be interesting to see where they take things. Plus they’ve left time for rollercoasters afterwards. If it’s worth blogging my notes I’ll do so.
At some point I need to fit in some presentation planning, content writing for my new website and my birthday. One thing at a time though – I’ve got a gig to get to.