Sasha on surviving festivals
“Be well stocked and well prepared. You’ve got to be mobile. Don’t try and go with a posse of friends. If you try to organise ten people you’re just going to end up chasing your tail constantly. You’ve got to be a tight unit, you’ve got to be stealth, you’ve got to be ready for the rain and ready for the dust. You’ve got to be prepared.”
Funniest blog comment in a while
Completely unpublishable on my DJ blog, as you’ll see. It’s in response to a post about how to choose a DJ name: WELL ONE DAY I WAS WALKING ON THE STREET AFTER GOING TO THE DOCTORS AND THESE GUYS (TEENS) CAME UP TO ME AND STARTED HARASSING ME, THEY STARTED KICKING AND PUNCHING ME AND CALLED ME TWATTY NIGGA SO NOW MY STAGE NAME IS DJ TWATTY NIGGA AND I MAKE LOADS OF MONEY, I GET ALL...
“Retirement” has no real meaning any more. Most productive people, young and old, continually seek out new ways to express their talents and rejoice in life. To foresee an arbitrary age — when many are at the height of their powers — as a time to cease being creative and active is merely a form of conscious decline. Producing value and providing happiness are endeavors that...
DJ on a diet
Eight-week fitness programme including calorie controlled diet starts today… current weight 88kg, aiming at 76kg which is 1.5kg weight loss a week. It’s a big ask but there’s plenty of low-hanging fruit, so to speak, so I’m confident and determined. And scared.
Against arbitrary compartmentalisation
Lady Gaga is one of the smartest marketers I’ve yet seen. She brands herself as a “show without an intermission”! The arbitrary compartmentalization of our lives drains us of energy and prevents synergy. I know people who won’t answer email while on vacation or take time out to play with the kids or dogs during the “work day.” We have a single life. Our house...
Negativity in blog comments
Wondering whether when blogs get past a certain size / reputation / age, they automatically get a sour edge to reader feedback. Digital DJ Tips thankfully has a lovely readership so far, but two other blogs I work with - DJ Tech Tools and Resident Advisor - seem to suffer a share of carping, lurking negative people just ready to pop up and slag off the sites or their readers. They’re both...
May your words be gentle, your emails be short and your websites accessible.– Rev. Canon David Parrott, blessing mobile phones and laptop computers today at the St. Lawrence Jewry Church in London today
Internet articles by Phil Morse, October /... →
Click above to view or download PDFs of two recent internet articles I’ve written for Essential magazine in Marbella, on behalf of our company Reedus Design.
Killers - "Human" - funniest explanation of the...
Found here: “I’m a professional Dancer from The Ukraine and this song undermines everything I have done up until this point. I was one the ‘performers’ in the background of the Mr. Brightside video and Brandon Flowers became besotted with me and hit on me quite heavily. He cornered me and he dry-humped me leg like a dog in heat. Then as I rebuffed him he turned on me and with his wicked...
Do NOT believe Allianz Worldwide Care's phone...
I am “lucky” enough to be covered by Allianz Worldwide Care for medical fees. When I got a hairline fracture on my ankle, I called them from my mobile to ask if I could go straight to a physio, and they said I could. When the physio suggested a few weeks’ treatment, I called again to OK it and again they said “yes”. Later on, I downloaded the claim form and was...
Just bought Things for the iPhone, a paid-for task manager app. Been looking at to do managers for a while as the iPhone doesn’t have one, but not found anything to fit. This one is good for me; it lets you “dump” your to dos and worry about when you’re going to do them later. You can tag things too, and have projects in there with multiple to dos. Off on holiday soon so...
Best fish and chips in the world?
Who would have though that you would have to come to Spain to find the best fish and chips in the world! Peggotty’s chip shop in Urb El Pilar, between San Pedro and Estepona, may just be that place. An “English” chippy in every sense, it has chips as they should be, and the fish is chunky, flaky, juicy and… massive. Prices are not cheap, but a large fish plus a portion of...
Bob, the cat with 9 lives?
Spare a thought for Bob, a colleague at work. Last Friday, he had a bad car crash that he miraculously walked away from (you know, write-offs, cars spinning through the air etc). Yesterday, he was helping us move some desks. As we opened the back doors to the van, Bob was stood at the back side of it. The wind took the door and slammed it in his face at high velocity. 5cm further forward and he...
Typos in books
I have read two business books recently. The first, Rich Dad Poor Dad, is a best selling cheap broad appeal paperback. The second, Anthony Bolton’s Investing Against The Tide, is an in depth share trading memoir, hardback and published by the FT. While the former is impeccably proofread, the latter is shockingly riddled with errors. I hope Mr Bolton takes more care over his share dealings...
Glastonbury 2009: My first time for 14 years
Bigger and better Differences from 1991-95? It goes on for longer, it’s much bigger. The dance area is depressingly mainstream and dated, but the “alternative” nightlife quarter (“Trash City”, “Arcadia”, “Shangri La”) is mind-boggling strange and reminiscent of the kick-the-fence-down-to-rave-outside installations of the early 90s, that...
Estepona Puerto: Greek restaurant takes off
When we moved to Estepona, there was a small Greek restaurant round the corner from our house, in it must be said a poor place for passing traffic. It opened and struggled on but shut when Kosta, the owner, decided to move down to El Puerto (the port) where he opened El Griego del Puerto. His tenacity has paid off and the new place - on the first level with a great view - is big, airy, fun and...
Phil Morse DJ set at the 2009 Tangled reunion,...
I am proud to announce that I will be returning to the decks for one night only in the UK at the Tangled reunion, Sankeys, Manchester on Friday 7 August. This is my first DJ set for Tangled since the end of the club’s legendary weekly residency at The Phoenix nightclub three whole years ago, and I’ll be taking my usual place in the main room for the early set, just as I always used...
Despite the many accomplishments of humankind, we owe our existence to a...– Anonymous, http://www.bdlandfund.org/
Glastonbury 2009 Sunday Line-up Playlist →
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People will do anything for those who encourage their dreams, justify their...– Blair Warren
Glastonbury 2009 Saturday Line-up Playlist →
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Glastonbury 2009 Friday Line-up Playlist →
A song per artist (more or less) of the Friday line-up at Glastonbury 2009 - needs Spotify application to play (click to get it)
Never listen to your wife when it is important to you and does not include her.– Anonymous friend, by email this morning
La Concha mountain, Marbella
Climbed La Concha in the Sierra de las Nieves yesterday, it’s the big knarly mountain that overlooks Marbella. Even with a drive to the refugio half-way up (on the Coín road) it is a five hour round trip, taking in mountain meadows, a pine forest, scrubland, some hairy cliff paths and finally a cracking ridge walk over rough rock with precipices on either side. The view from the top is...
Plato 68: Good club, shame about the music
You end up here after a full-length night out in Estepona. You might not want to, but you do. Good things: VIP table service, place is busy, it’s a great club with good lights, nice design, a mix of levels. But the resident DJs, blimey. Creativity: 0/10. Obvious-ometer: Does it go to 11? Please Don’t Stop the Music… Children of the Sky… Show Me Love (ffs it’s been...
Barcelona travel tips for large groups
My chiropractor, Tim, is off to Barcelona for a 50th birthday year celebration with a dozen of his 50-year-old mates. He asked me for some tips, these are what I remembered from my friend Paddy’s stag do earlier this year: Toc de Mar is a good place for large groups to eat, food is OK, prices reasonable, waiters accommodating and friendly, we ended up eating there several times “by...