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Music journalist with the BBC for years, supporting music from Wales and the world.

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  1. acehotel:

Shoreditch, London
Our dear friend and healer Yona Kanzen is back, and she’s brought a few natural tranquilizers with her. 
The world’s a stressful place, and we need all the help we can get bringing calm to the storm.
Here are a couple of tips you can use to destress yourself.
• Place your hands directly below your belly button
• Close your eyes and breathe in from your nose
• Breath out from your mouth whilst touching your top teeth with your tongue
Whilst doing this breathing technique, you should feel the cold air going through your throat — getting warmer as it goes down to the stomach, and reaching your hands below the belly button. Keep it there for a few seconds, releasing the hot air though the mouth. Do this a few times and relax. You should feel your stomach expand with this exercise.  
For Sleeplessness
If you cannot get to sleep, here is a tip that usually works:
Fill a large bowl with hot water and mix it with a cup of salt. Once the salt is dissolved into the water, place your feet into the bowl and leave to soak for about five minutes. If your body starts palpitating, remove your feet from the water immediately. Go to bed as soon as this is done to get the best results.

    acehotel:

    Shoreditch, London

    Our dear friend and healer Yona Kanzen is back, and she’s brought a few natural tranquilizers with her. 

    The world’s a stressful place, and we need all the help we can get bringing calm to the storm.

    Here are a couple of tips you can use to destress yourself.

    Place your hands directly below your belly button

    Close your eyes and breathe in from your nose

    Breath out from your mouth whilst touching your top teeth with your tongue

    Whilst doing this breathing technique, you should feel the cold air going through your throat — getting warmer as it goes down to the stomach, and reaching your hands below the belly button. Keep it there for a few seconds, releasing the hot air though the mouth. Do this a few times and relax. You should feel your stomach expand with this exercise.  

    For Sleeplessness

    If you cannot get to sleep, here is a tip that usually works:

    Fill a large bowl with hot water and mix it with a cup of salt. Once the salt is dissolved into the water, place your feet into the bowl and leave to soak for about five minutes. If your body starts palpitating, remove your feet from the water immediately. Go to bed as soon as this is done to get the best results.

     
     
  2. bbchorizonsgorwelion:

    Wed/ Thursday 28th & 29th May at Hay Festival

    Gwyl Y Gelli Mercher/ Iau 28 & 29 Mai. 

    Book sculpturess, Aled Rheon, Tom Mason (Denuo), Art Foundation students, Gabrielle Murphy, Cerys Matthews with Bethan Elfyn.

    Pics/ Lluniau Simon Ayre 

    Hay Festival pics - check out Horizons blog.

     
     
  3. 113 plays
    Reverberation
    Reverberation #99
    Reverberation Radio

    reverbradio:

    Reverberation #99
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    1. Kevin Ayers - Song For Insane Times
    2. The Sandals - Porsche
    3. Carole King - He’s A Bad Boy
    4.The Troggs - Butterflies and Bees
    5. The Left Banke - Ivy, Ivy
    6. Cal Tjader - East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
    7. Sonny Burgess - Restless
    8. Faine Jade - Look At Me
    9. Walpod Phetsuphan - Ding Ding Dong
    10. The Riots - I Can Go On
    11. The Honeybus - He Was Columbus
    12. Primal Scream - Damaged

     
     
  4. thatskarma:

    iraffiruse:

    Via

    perspective

     
     
  5. Gwyneth Glyn and Georgia Ruth with a precious acoustic moment at the Maes B tipi at The National Eisteddfod Denbeigh this summer 2013. A moment I’m glad to have witnessed - it’s what heaven will feel & sound like surely!

     
     
  6. Welsh folk band Plu, performing Hedfan (originally by Gillian Elisa, find on the Welsh Rare Beat compilation). In the cockpit in San Ffagan museum of Welsh Life. One of my all time favourite songs.

     
     
  7. anikainvada:

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    DGG 01 - Special Guest: rRoxymore

    I was getting tired of not being able to play all the stuff i wanted to when djing, so managed to twist the arm of Berlin Community Radio to give me my own show, where i’d be free to traumatise the listeners as i wished.

    Providing I don’t accidentally…

    Good luck with the show Anika!

     
     
  8. acehotel:


We debuted our custom Ace radios with Scotland-based Revo today when we swung the doors open at Ace Hotel London Shoreditch. Each radio in-room boasts a curated set of hot buttons that act as a portal to our favorite new discoveries and classic standbys, including independent radio, soundscapes and Monocle's round-the-clock coverage of everything on the planet. We want to treat your ears as well as we can, and the planet, too. These radios feature a digital amplifier that reduces power consumption but increases the amount of creative power in your own mind.
We’ll be changing stations and sounds on the hot buttons over time. You can keep track of them all hear, just kidding here, and we’ll be posting more about the waves in the air over time right here.
1 : KEXPBorn in Seattle, KEXP is our #1 homie. But we share so much beyond a hometown. Our love of music, discovery and community have made us steadfast friends and long-time collaborators. On the air for over four decades, this tiny radio-station-that-could started as a 10-watt transmitter is located on top of McMahon Hall on the University of Washington campus. It’s since grown to one of the most celebrated and respected independent, community-driven radio stations on the planet. It won a Webby for Best Radio Website when the internet was just a wee baby in 2004, and even opened a branch in New York City, serving all five boroughs. For a few years, we’ve collaborated with KEXP to broadcast live from the lobby at Ace Hotel New York during CMJ, and we’ve made some really good friends along the way.
2 : NTS RadioWith their first radio broadcast just months behind them, London’s NTS was born, in a sort of KEXP reversal, from the blog nutstosoup.com (now laid to rest). NTS aims to fill a void in the community of musically and progressively minded Londoners (and citizens of the world). A unique platform for inspired people to present their findings, passions and obsessions, NTS draws on local wisdom of the young and old in London from label founders to magazine editors to style icons to musical discoverers sailing the rocky seas of basement shows and pirate internet stations and tape deck-only road trips to bring the best and brightest to your ears day and night.

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I heart radio!

    acehotel:

    We debuted our custom Ace radios with Scotland-based Revo today when we swung the doors open at Ace Hotel London Shoreditch. Each radio in-room boasts a curated set of hot buttons that act as a portal to our favorite new discoveries and classic standbys, including independent radio, soundscapes and Monocle's round-the-clock coverage of everything on the planet. We want to treat your ears as well as we can, and the planet, too. These radios feature a digital amplifier that reduces power consumption but increases the amount of creative power in your own mind.

    We’ll be changing stations and sounds on the hot buttons over time. You can keep track of them all hear, just kidding here, and we’ll be posting more about the waves in the air over time right here.

    1 : KEXP
    Born in Seattle, KEXP is our #1 homie. But we share so much beyond a hometown. Our love of music, discovery and community have made us steadfast friends and long-time collaborators. On the air for over four decades, this tiny radio-station-that-could started as a 10-watt transmitter is located on top of McMahon Hall on the University of Washington campus. It’s since grown to one of the most celebrated and respected independent, community-driven radio stations on the planet. It won a Webby for Best Radio Website when the internet was just a wee baby in 2004, and even opened a branch in New York City, serving all five boroughs. For a few years, we’ve collaborated with KEXP to broadcast live from the lobby at Ace Hotel New York during CMJ, and we’ve made some really good friends along the way.

    2 : NTS Radio
    With their first radio broadcast just months behind them, London’s NTS was born, in a sort of KEXP reversal, from the blog nutstosoup.com (now laid to rest). NTS aims to fill a void in the community of musically and progressively minded Londoners (and citizens of the world). A unique platform for inspired people to present their findings, passions and obsessions, NTS draws on local wisdom of the young and old in London from label founders to magazine editors to style icons to musical discoverers sailing the rocky seas of basement shows and pirate internet stations and tape deck-only road trips to bring the best and brightest to your ears day and night.

    Read More

    I heart radio!

     
     
  9. Tripping Through The Blue Room (Part II)

    hailtheplanes:

    The new Islet music video by Casper White is stunning: 

    What a gorgeous video by Islet, ice melting faces matching the music perfectly!

     
     
  10. wnyc:

The 11-cent record player (including two discs!!). Check out this Indian cardboard disc player in action, courtesy of the Archive of Contemporary Music.

I want one!

    wnyc:

    The 11-cent record player (including two discs!!). Check out this Indian cardboard disc player in action, courtesy of the Archive of Contemporary Music.

    I want one!