Well, by now you probably realise I love my music and I mean I really do but what is music? To some its the current chart, to others its a particular genre, music however, is a multitude of genres and performers and spreads out commercially well over 80 years. They key thing I think to remember about music is to embrace and love it. Music is life. I believe this wholeheartedly, memories, passion and enjoyment, no matter what the genre as its a personable thing. One artist may be legendary to one but not to another. One genre may be the ultimate style to one but not to another. My own personal tastes vary depending on my mood or what I am doing. Background music sets a tone, not necessarily what you’d want while driving let’s say. Yes music is a powerful medium and in the right place and the right time is a perfect accompaniment to whatever you are doing. Music lets not forget has been around in Chart form since the 50s. That’s a lot of number one hit singles and even more that didn’t make it. 70 years worth of hits and memories that transcend across generations and families and countries of the world. All touched at some point by something they heard on the radio by chance or by regularly listening to the weekly chart shows in their bedrooms.
That was in reply to my question. Poplock Paul asks Dj Les Dickens ‘Why do you believe Music is so important especially in these strange times?’
To continue with ‘Bognor Dj Les’
Music is a history lesson of life and culture within our Country and the past must never be forgotten as it also influences the future. I love performing now as a DJ because it gives me the opportunity to present a journey every time I play. What is my style? Well to be honest I did mention in my first answer that there are a few out there that only play one genre and are very skilled within that. They specialise in that and do sometimes put on big nights with that one particular genre as the theme. The problem there is of course sustainability as it quickly become samey if it’s done all the time. Music is a release, it’s a drug, it’s a passion, memory invoking moments whereby life is forgotten and people immerse themselves in nostalgia (whether that be from 50 years ago or two weeks ago) and they forget about worries and troubles while you play something that puts them into a happy place.
For some time despite illnesses and distractions I have kept a fitness regime going, but now have updated the idea and gathered some new fitbit info & screen shots to show I have a fitness plan for 2020. Problem with creating these updates is by the time I have put the content out I have achieved a new level but, basically I am out to burn 28,000 Calories on a weekly basis. Basic ways I use to burn calories and build mean lean muscle is Dance, Weights, Roadwork sessions and Martial Arts like Boxing & Kickboxing as well as Ju Jitsu & grappling.
Having reached 800 reps & moved a total of 12,800 kg’s at the moment I want to cover this and other types of exercise. From weights to dancing, Martial Arts to Roadwork & anything that helps raise awareness & lower chance of problems such as Diabetes and other sorts of illnesses due to being over weight, etc. I believe that remaining out of shape can lead to Diabetes and Dementias as well as other dis-eases etc.
11th July 2020 was when I reached 800 reps when I have decided to cut back to 2 weight sessions a week, I have a set of other weights and can use those or do extra reps but for now going to let my body work at that level so I can work expanding my stamina and other areas such as MA, Dance and Roadwork be it walking, hikes and running. Building muscles & losing the fatty middle is important, having a bigger chest than waist apparently is a mark that you should have good health against diabetes and other such illness that may occur especially when one is overweight or indeed some what obese.
I did 123 minutes of training in Running & Weights, burning 847 calories which to me is a lazy day indeed. I try to burn a thousand calories a day in some sort of way to raise my weekly 20,000 average burn rate up to 28,000 calories a week. In theory I am at 27k burning 2lbs of calories a week, hopefully fat and judging by my loss of 2 inches from the waist is what I am after and an extra bit of muscles and strength, etc.
Even when I am in lazy mode for a few days or a week I will still be losing calories and some of that waist and more importantly, putting on the extra lean muscle in the right areas is a great feeling and healthy too. I will leave that here but will be updating and the fitness 2020 site and looking at the other 3 days, I will make a fuller report on the benifits of training & how I stepped it up to a winning plan that works for me using my fitbit and some basic non costly ways and a basic good diet. A little every day every week soon shows. Bye for now and have fun getting motivated and fit. Freedom.
July 2020 starts off with a nice session of dance and then some weights. Raising awareness for charity & causes as well as weights. whilst I was covering in May & June a project by Dj’s on the ‘LIVE STREAM ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK’ I was also doing other things like ‘Dance Fitbit Fitness’ and cracking some new shapes.
A chance meeting with a friend, someone mentions dancing and then I am dancing on the beach with a lovelly bubbly Lady called Dorota. Now we have a new dance video 13N247 or ‘Shoutout 2 Dorota by Poplock Paul’ though you should find it via the link to the dance channel.
Dj Les Dickens answers this question, ‘Why do you believe Music is so important especially in these strange times?’
To find out the answer to that question you can read more at:
Poplock Paul asks Dj Les Dickens ‘Why do you believe Music is so important especially in these strange times?’ Bognor’s Music Scene. Well, by now you probably realise I love my music and I mean I really do but what is music? To some its the current chart, to others its a particular genre, music however, is a multitude of genres and performers and spreads out commercially well over 80 years. They key thing I think to remember about music is to embrace and love it.
Eventually the discussion ends with: I will always do what is asked of me and certainly now more than ever escapism and enjoyment through music, current right the way back to the start, through genres and artists is a powerful coping mechanism for a lot of people. Knowing I have made a difference and brought a smile is what makes this magical journey worth it to me. I am humbled at the opportunity to be able to do that. Right through Karaoke nights, weddings, Dj nights and more, the ability to affect someone’s state of mind with the music you play is an honour.
Poplock Paul on a rather different idea but rather than add some content here about ‘fitness – dance’ I have decided to create a new website for ‘FITNESS’ and post in more detail what I am doing and why for future reference. My workouts start from Dancing to Weights, Martial Arts to Walking & Hiking and the occassional Run. You can read more about that:
This is part of a series of 8 posts today about recent events & dances, I support the ‘LIVE STREAM ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK’ which starts about 8 posts down in May 2020 Update then with M1 Ryan, M2 Les & M3 Shaun and the posts are mine about video on M4 A new hope, M5 Picturedrome Dancer & M6 Awoken to create before finishing here on M7 about the Network I hope you take time to listen to because it is good music entertainment by all the talented Dejays. Enjoy.
Protecting the NHS, keeping you at home whilst providing you with some great live entertainment is the overall goal of this group.
We will have live DJ and musician streams on at the weekend to start then branching out to midweek streams too, all in aid of our NHS, trying to raise money for those on the front-line in this current COVID-19 pandemic we find ourselves in.
Please invite all your friends to join our group, its all about the community.
I rate Ryan as one of the best Dejays around, and recently as a Doorman I hear many customers praise his entertainment skills. I have heard this for the best part of the last decade so I would like to Shout-out and give a top review for an amazing and entertaining Dejay Ryan Hadwick. Always a pleasure to meet & I wish him all the best and hope to review and shout out as I am one of his many fans, chatting to him about random stuff and music is always interesting. There is so many things about Ryan I wish I could, maybe in later posts I can ?
Some good info about Dejay Ryan Hadwick
How long have I known Dejay Les Dickens ? I guess at least 8 or so years at the Hardwick venue where DJ Les does or did ‘Karaoke Tuesdays’ which is where I used to drop in to socially drink & dance. I may from going to Gosport via the Ferry from Portsmouth Dockyard to do some Security shifts know Les as far back as 2007 as I worked in the ‘Waterfront’ venue.
Shaun Pearcey made every customer happy & welcome. As a Doorman back then I remember the customers being excited when Dejay Shaun was on, I can recall Shaun was always honest and just said what was on his mind. Even when we went out for a couple of drinks, his honesty and straight forward views made one relax and there was no beating around the bush but Dejay Shaun was a fun guy and up for many things including joining us on the back of a lorry for parades like the local Gala in 2016…
The Awakening Experimental Video Xmas 2019 v234 was created and produced to try out a left scrolling back screen. I was hoping to add in a couple of other green screen effects but I’ll leave that for later.
I used the YouTube Royalty Free track ‘The Awakening’ in this with an old rap I made years ago. I shot the 2 videos with a graffiti background with the word CREATE I believe was created by a group called ‘CREATE’ near ‘Hotham Park’ in the under ground tunnel. Not entirely happy with this video but it is the first time I believe I have used this format, I might try a anime background with sprites next time. I hope you like the 2 tracks and different ideas.
What will you create today and tomorrow ?
I know I will be creating more ideas & shapes in the future, my past is my credentials as a suvivor & achiever as I have had to work through many problems that we encounter in life. Some people moan but I see it as an adventure and nothing worth gaining comes without pain, a price in life is via pain & suffering to achieve certain things in life I guess.
I am here to entertain you, help you entertain in any way I can and the fact that I can blog & film is just awesome. Are you not enterained ?
Currently at the moment I am creating content for project2020 and concentrating on ‘LIVE STREAM ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK’ and I have written for 3 of the Dejays Ryan, Les & Shaun.
I use that link as a click through on PHP websites, it seems to only act as a link on this blog which is a pity because I was hoping to put it in the sidebars as a widget, anyway that link will lead you to the ‘LIVE STREAM’ website but also through the next site ‘PROJECT2020’ you can find out more about the 2 Dejays Ryan, Les & Shaun.
I will be creating more ideas & shapes in the future, in the dance and in the videos & websites. So join me as I dance my way through life, maybe you can see the plan ahead and what we need to do to achieve again & again. So thanks for reading and hope you stay with us because the fun has only just begun, until we meet or until the next post stay safe & best regards !!
I might try this ‘CHALLENGE’ again !! Picturedrome v233 Dance Challenge Xmas 2019 – Challenge is can anyone send in viocemail, picture or video for any of these videos for Xmas 2019 to New Years Eve. This challenge will end New Years day. I will create a few more of these types of videos with your voicemail greeting, any pics or videos I can add. I can grab video footage of most online videos from my browser and save. * I can arrange a joint video project if anyone is interested and feeling like taking a shot at dancing.
A few of my videos such as the Aviator video contains other artists videos and I have where applicable given credit and help in promoting their work in my ‘Web Video Project’ by Artists in their Videos & Websites etc. Say hello to my friend fans and let them see this and many more videos done and plenty planned ahead in time. I have done this now for 14 years, 2007 till 2020, I will carry on because the ‘Show Must Go On’ it is said.
I am working on a new series of videos, and will include YouTube Royalty Free Music and some dancers who want to be on one of my future videos. I am quite open to anyone who wants to be in a video or two but will need to follow an easy step by step format assessing their start level and showing progress. I no longer will accept those that can’t be bothered to train & practise, from now I will insist upon a short progressive interactive dance choreography and incremental routines. It is not that hard. The first part is based around walking or dance steps and is so simple & easy to pick up.
Bognor Dancer in front of Picuredrome, Park & Pier. I dance any where as dancing publically is a challenge, but helps grow confidence and pressure tests new routines and combo moves. Even early in the morning there will be people walking and driving to work, these shots were taken before the Covid19 HoloCough Plandemic. Looking forward where we can film outdoors again and create some new videos but till then I will be green screening a few videos and see how that goes. Catch up again & Best Regards for now…
Xmas 2019 with New Dance Music in a Rehearsal Video Shoot in v232 filming session in Hotham Park, Bognor Regis for Xmas 2019.
I’m using YouTube Royalty Free music. First rehearsal and hope to add more festive music and items to future videos. Not sure who added the xmas tinsil and card around the tree but not going to check, maybe some kid thinks Santa Claus lives up the tree !!
I used Popping, Locking & Rocking from mostly what I learned way back in 1984 & also via Urban Strides in High Wycombe, which I have a attended a few times in 3 day camps and a 5 day summer Camp since in 2018 & 2019. Wishing all of you a festive season indeed and hoping to see my dancing friends again soon.
As Bognor Dancer I am waiting for other members to hoof their way through one of our end of 2019 videos as a practice moves to make a great Xmas and New Year video. Apart from a few warm up in the few days before doing this video I filmed this and just went with the music with a few basic styles, something to work on in the last days of 2019 as I seek to create a handful of videos towards entering 2020 with peak dance skills, etc.
In this video I filmed and just went with the music with a few basic styles, a bit of uprock in a mix of two & three steps. A bit of popping & a locked pose before Street Tap. All right beside my friend the Mad Hatter, they try to stamp out Xmas and yet they fail.
A bit of arm locking & pointing, a bit of Robot-Popping or Bottin whilst some dog passes by looking for his bone. A couple of pictures from 2007 when I started this Web Dance Project & later 2008 when I started in Littlehampton as well as Bognor Regis Events & Parades. I think I am being followed, filmed in Hotham Park in Bognor Regis.
It takes greater effort to film in a park with all the distractions than in ones own room. This is one way a person can get extra practise between dancing solo with no distraction or pressure and then in a park one dances differently and is concious of watching eyes but, one gets used to that and pushes through and is a step closer to dancing under more pressure and scrutiny from people who may not know or appreciate the dance you are performing. Even better when there is no sound except in my head phones. So have fun, thanks for reading and best regards for now.
Over the years I have had many good events when Shaun has been the Dejay, I have come to like and indeed admire the way he works through the crowd. I know many people look forward to Dejay Shaun running an evening of musical entertainment.
As a Doorman back as far as 2014 and even before that by a few years, I remember the customers being excited when Dejay Shaun was on, I can recall Shaun was always honest and just said what was on his mind. Even when we went out for a couple of drinks, his honesty and straight forward views made one relax and there was no beating around the bush. Dejay Shaun was a fun guy and up for many things including joining us on the back of a lorry for parades like the local Gala in 2016
How long have I known Dejay Shaun Pearcey ? I know we got Dejay Shaun on the back of a lorry. Seriously that was the Gala in 2014, in fact I am sure I knew Dejay Shaun way back in 2012 so about 8 years I guess. As a Doorman back then I remember the customers being excited when Dejay Shaun was on, I can recall Shaun was always honest and just said what was on his mind.
Dejay Shaun was a fun guy and up for many things including joining us on the back of a lorry for parades like the local Gala in 2014, since 2007 till 2020 I have been involved in many public events. You can count on Dejay Shaun to deliver solid musical entertainment where ever it needs to be.
It would be hard to sum Dejay Shaun in a few words or even in one post like this but, I know other people who would turn up for evenings at a venue or an event would be excited and look forward to such times with Dejay Shaun running the event, myself included.
The Hardwick venue where DJ LesDickens, the man with the suits, does or did ‘Karaoke Tuesdays’ which is where I used to drop in to socially drink & dance. In short Dejay Les is an outstanding entertainer who makes an evening just that bit more special.
I know a few times people dancing & drinking colliding with the DJ Booth. But still Les has been as calm as possible and usually most people tend to move further away. What ever happens on a night you can rely on Les to be calm & focused and delivers good solid entertainment every time. I can recall many times that Les has helped people to get into the singing and guides even the nervous ones through their first time or just because of nerves.
I do remember that Dejay Les played a track for me one day called ‘Camoflage’ which was a nice gesture. I cant talk openly about my past service but we have similar backgrounds & believe in Displine & Respect but also to have Fun and Enjoy music & Dance, etc: Quite often Dejay Les walked amongst us customers, to speak with people in a friendly manner
Dejay Les is an outstanding entertainer who makes an evening just that bit more special. Quite often Dejay Les walked amongst us customers, to speak with people in a friendly manner. What ever happens on a night you can rely on Les to be calm & focused and delivers good solid entertainment every time. Over the years I know I have had conversations with Les about singing and dancing, he makes time to get to know the audience especially during his Karaoke sessions.
Over the years I have met some good Dejays and Les Dickens is one of them, I am not a fussy man but still you do notice Dejays that make an effort. I do have a list of bad Dejays and lucky for us all they are not on the night scene in Bognor Regis. There was one Dejay at a prior Rox event but since I have not seen him, but I remember his name and thankfully he never became more than a second hand cheap tacky back of the street Dejay that gave it in. Thankfully most Dejays know that being an idiot is never going to endear them to peoples hearts, and try to avoid being negative but helpful as much as they can. I hope you get to meet Les Dickins as he is one of a handful of Dejays that do their best to look after their customers. I will leave you here and wish you good times & best regards for now.
It is always a pleasure to meet & I wish him all the best and hope to review and shout out as I am one of his many fans, chatting to him about random stuff and music is always interesting. There is so many things about Ryan I wish I could, maybe in later posts I can ?
Having met Ryan at many events such as Rox 2017 and many other events and venues. I rate Ryan as one of the best Dejays around, and recently as a customer at the Foundry I heard many customers praise his entertainment skills and from my experience over the years I have enjoyed dancing & drinking as Ryan knows how to look after everyone.
I believe I have known Ryan since early 2010 when I believe I was helping out at a Bognor Venue now closed but was a great place then, Dejay Ryan Hadwick would on occassion do a nights entertainment playing music and requests except ‘Barbie Doll’ though we can understand that.
As I was dashing from filming & dancing at the Aviator Venue to the Illumination Parade I spotted Ryan, Rachel & Shaun having a quiet drink. I was due to help the Parade with Securiy but managed to have a good quick chat and asked if I could take a photo which I never thought I’d actually use but here is that photo of that occassion, a great day indeed.
Despite the lock down you can find, like tonight – Foundry Friday LIVE tonight from facebook, 10-11pm on Live Stream Entertainment Network You can find Dejay Ryan Hadwick & other great Dejays of which some I hope to review too, Like Les Dickens & Shaun Pearsey. I created this shout-out on Fri 8th May 2020.
I have been to many events as an organiser and helper and evan as an Entertainer or simply there as a Customer of some venue etc. I get time off for good behaviour from time to time.