Last Wednesday 4 of us went along to the Round Foundry in Leeds for the first Yorkshire Social Media Surgery for Musicians.  The event had been arranged by John Popham and Rich Huxley of Hope And Social and had been sponsored by Ctrl.  Between us we learnt a great deal from the people we spoke to.   One of the best things was how willing people were to share their knowledge; people like John, Rich, Helen Harrop and Graham Richards.  John has written his own summary of the event on his blog.

Although we’ve already got ourselves spread well over the internet (see sidebar links on this blog), before last week’s session we didn’t actually have…this blog!  It was after speaking with Helen, Rich and John about different blogging platforms that we opted for this one.  So, thanks to them for all the advice, and also thanks to Rich for inviting us (as well as Gary Stewart and David Henshaw) to do a few acoustic songs at the end of the evening.  Here are our 3 songs, as captured by John Popham:

Mike Chitty rounded off his excellent blog post after the event with a poignant quote from the Buddha, and I’m inclinded to use the same quote:

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

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