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Bread & Circuses

The 1% owning everything while the 99% fight each ther for scraps is not a new concept. “Panem et Circensus”, literal translation being ‘Bread and Circuses’ was a formula created …

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Shut Up, Caveman!

5am this morning I woke up terrified. I don’t just mean a bit scared, here. I mean terrified, the kind of paralysing, mind-numbingly, oh-my-god-i’m-gonna-die type terror that I last felt …

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Exploding Heads, Limbs and Comfort Zones!

Film making and acting has always fascinated me. I’m a huge fan of movie making and I did quite a bit of stage acting when I was younger, but lost …

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Anyone For Anaesthetic?

There’s a great moment in the great David Fincher movie ‘Fight Club’ when a bloodied up and buff Brad Pitt empowers the members of fight club to rise up and …

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Wanna Wear Your Undies Over Your Jeans And Save The World?

As I’ve mentioned before on my blogs, there are several massive upsides to embracing real creativity in your life, your business and your Industry. You see, those individuals and organisations …

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From Leonardo to Led Zep, the magic is all in the gaps.

Whenever I need a surge of energy, swagger and attitude I always turn to the same place. I get the Led out. For many reasons, and to many millions, Led …

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Don’t Believe The Hype: We are ALL Creative

My mate has a younger brother who works in marketing for a global food brand. To the outside world, he is a ‘creative’ and carries with him every marketeer creative …

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IDEAS are the new ‘Little Black Dress’

In these, the greatest times of uncertainty we humans have probably ever faced, it’s good to know that there are some things in this world that can always be relied …

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Seize The Day…Make Your Lives Extraordinary

Hi folks. It’s been ages since I last blogged – mainly ‘cos (a) I didn’t really know what to say or why, and (b) cos i’ve been busy writing albums, …

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People Who Inspired Change Through Music #3 – Mozart

I was ten years old when I went on my first ever holiday abroad. Mum and Dad had saved for years to take us to Playa de Palma in Majorca, …

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Seize The Day…Make Your Lives Extraordinary

Hi folks.

It’s been ages since I last blogged – mainly ‘cos (a) I didn’t really know what to say or why, and (b) cos i’ve been busy writing albums, composing for films, acting and oh, yes, running around causing mayhem in organisations around the world. But i’m back now. And raring to go.

It seems strangely apt that my first new blog is today, the day that the world learned of the tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams. Apt because on hearing the news this morning, I cried (yes i’m one of those sensitive types) and was immediately transported back to his beautiful performance as Dr John Keating in Dead Poets Society.

“The world is their oyster. They believe they’re destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? – – Carpe – – hear it? – – Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.”  O-Captain-My-Captain

Apt because what I want to talk about in my weekly blogs are the things that set me on fire, things like Play. Possibility. Creativity. Potential. Talent. Innovation. Adventure. Passion. Exploration. Discovery.

Apt because these were some of the beautiful things that Robin Williams brought to this world and, in doing so, enriched our lives forever.

Apt also because these are the things that bring us, our families, our schools, our communities, our teams and our organisations to life too, yet we so readily ignore them, squander them, trade them to the relentless taskmaster of time and money, where we stay small, doing jobs we hate to buy all that shit that we don’t need.

I want to write about how you CAN – no, scrap that – you MUST learn to embrace these things in order to thrive in this new world of ours that changes second by second.

I thank you oh captain Robin Williams, for inspiring me and millions of others. And I leave you all with one thought to consider before I set out on my journey to extraordinary-ness;

“That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”

David x

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