Music Spotlight – Ledfoot, Tim Scott McConnell.

Tim plays Gothic Blues, his own form of raw and brutally honest music. He has a rare and immediate voice which he accompanies mostly only with a 12 string played with a sizzling slide. Tim Scott McConnell’s interview takes us from the deep south where, after he grew up in a trailer park, he played in local bands before leaving for New York and creating the house band at CBGB with a member of the New York Dolls. He was signed to Island and a number of other major record labels. Bruce Springsteen is a fan and popularised one of his songs, ‘High Hopes’. Tim lives in Norway and has a new record out called ‘White Crow’, under his artist name, Ledfoot.

Research: Data-driven Interactive Documentary, by C. Weber

As part of research for a Master’s at Plymouth U. Data-driven and interactive documentary models, using limited and selective branching narratives to explore and illustrate certain key story points, rather than getting lost in too many possibilities. These can range from simple but immersive explorative educational formats for teaching history to kids, to more adult, data-driven immersive documentary reconstructions analysing the forces at play on both sides of a given social or political equation at some point of civil conflict.

Optimum Health Institute

Rebuilding Our Immune System – A Time to Heal

The Optimum Health Institute, San Diego. There is morning exercise, meditation, optional workshops for organisation and even group solidarity and trust building exercises. At the end of the stay there is a weekend of music, spoken word and other performance. I probably had more fun there than I’ve ever had on a traditional holiday, just because it made me feel so healthy, happy and good.