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What Is The Original Flarf?

What Is The Original Flarf?

Hi 👋 could what I have been doing over the past few months be a homage to the disposable nature of Flarf Poetry. Both are characterised with zero pretensions and are imminently disposable. I am making radio shows that are disappearing the moment they arrive. Popping...

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📻 How Radio Helped Me In Lock Down

📻 How Radio Helped Me In Lock Down

I thought I would give a quick update as to what I have been doing. This is a Blog post from Andrew Backhouse, a self-confessed Radio Geek, and this is a radio-heavy Blog post. I sent these words out as a mail-out and I thought I would type them up here. The mail-out...

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Experiments With Tape

Experiments With Tape

I have started to experiment with tape. The playback of cassettes and the altering of the sound that comes out of it. It is still early days and I am currently only doing it for my own pleasure, Maybe if I set myself the deadline of completing an album of Tape works I...

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☂️ Everything Under One Umbrella

☂️ Everything Under One Umbrella

I have merged a few projects / newsletters all under one umbrella. That is why you are reading this! I have made the Buy Me A Coffee site for the Jazz Show's, The Parish News and The Sound Map Of Harrogate all under one umbrella; that is THIS. I have also sorted the...

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Season #01 Sees The Light Of Day

Season #01 Sees The Light Of Day

I am the first to admit that I do not update my poetry podcast as often as I should. Did you know I had a Poetry podcast - it is a recorded series of Nonsense Poems, recited by myself and recorded at Creao Studio. But, the first Season of the Drew Backhouse Broadcast...

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Falling Back In Love With My Ricoh GRII

Falling Back In Love With My Ricoh GRII

I'd like to sing the praises of the Ricoh GR II. It is quite an old camera and has been superseded by the Mk. III - but I have regrown my soft spot for it. Here are some images...   Why am I so keen on the GR II? Well, because it helped me...

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RADIOPHRENIA 2020: Memories Of A Spa Town

RADIOPHRENIA 2020: Memories Of A Spa Town

I played a small part in RADIOPHRENIA 2020. I am over the moon and now I can tell you about it without getting pulled from the airwaves. First I will tell you a bit about what RADIOPHRENIA is and then you can listen to the piece! Radiophrenia is a temporary art radio...

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A Hand Raised In Blessing & Other Songs

A Hand Raised In Blessing & Other Songs

I have a new album out. I have released the album "A Hand Raised In Blessing" this morning. I have released the album under a relatively new name nom de guerre of Forward! For Noise. You will be able to steam my new album in this post. Now then, this is an...

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Photography As A Flâneur

Photography As A Flâneur

I seem to be coming full circle on my output - I seem to be returning to experimental music and experimental photography. These two mediums were the bread and butter of around six years ago, when I would live for a Dérive. I would also experiment with my film cameras...

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