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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 2010. After this particular diary I created a slideshow from the photos. Unfortunately over the decades the format the slideshow was in (Flash) became almost obsolete. So tonight, rather than get on with the things I was supposed to be doing, I decided to rebuild and create a video version. I also changed the audio track to a version of the original song I’d used previously, which was Elvis’ “For The Good Times”, to one that I’d done about 10 years ago when mucking about with some karaoke disks I’d got hold of. Anyway, if you’ve got 3 minutes to spare please have a look, and if you’ve got hours to spare maybe check out the travel diaries. You can find the Travel Diaries at:
https://simonsdiary.co.uk/wordpress/travel-diaries/

They’re almost historical records now!

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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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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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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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