The True Value of Philosophy in Life…

For a lot of people, ‘Philosophy’ is a dirty word; conjuring feelings of boredom, images of dry dusty books, and memories of long forgotten classrooms.  It is a term that a lot of people file in the: ‘not useful’ and/or ‘not interesting’ section of their minds.

This is potentially, one of the gravest, and most dangerous of errors…

Why on earth would I say this?  And how could knowing anything about philosophy improve, not only your life, but also your experience of it?

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Incubation / or: The Value of Real Darkness and Time

Did you miss me?  For I have been gone.

But now I am returned.  And I have brought with me gifts of knowledge and experience.  If you are interested in: where I have been and what I have found, or want to know the true value of Real Darkness and Time then, by all means, read on…

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The Universal / The Particular (Or: The Secret Recipe For Great Art)

Being an independent musician and all, a common question that gets tossed around near me is: “What kind of music do you make?”

This post will seek to answer that question handily and will also GIVE THINGS AWAY, to lucky and awesome people, as well as ruminate on the nature of art, and other things of a sacred and profane nature.  Ready?  Then let’s dive down together… Continue reading

This ‘Human’ Thing… (With Added Secrets)

This blog contains multitudes.  There are words about a song, there are words about the human condition and there is also News, (which contains CLUES about EXCITING SECRET THINGS).  AND, as if that wasn’t enough, there is also the first, (and potentially last) competition on JamesRadcliffe.com.  Are you ready?  Then let’s begin…

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Balance: Art / Business / Life

I am an independent artist.  What this means in real terms is that I do everything myself.  So one of the questions I get asked most frequently is: how do I balance everything?  (‘Everything’ meaning:  Art / Business / Life).

It’s a good question… Continue reading

Behind The Scenes #1 / Ocean

Since I released the album, people have been writing to me with questions about the meaning, inspirations and stories behind certain pieces.  So, I’ve decided to write a series of articles in order to shed a little more light on them.  Consider these a virtual backstage pass…

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