Author: DavySims

Podcast: Producing virtual reality

Virtual reality on the podcast this time. Davy Sims talks to three people creating a VR and an immersive media industry in Northern Ireland. Dee...

Greece

My hyper-superficial imaginary music tour of the Med. continues. We are in Greece this time....

Podcast: Stuart Bailie – Trouble Songs

Music journalist Stuart Bailie’s new book Trouble Songs will be officially published in May, but it’s already starting to stir conversations and commentary. He takes...

Podcast: Oh Yeah music centre

On this episode the story of the Oh Yeah music centre with Charlotte Dryden and Paul Kane. There's music from Hand Models, Reevah, Strange New...

Women in Tech

In this edition, women who work in tech, three leaders who were involved with the Women Techmakers summit which was held in Belfast last weekend. ...

Returning to Podcasting

After much thought and deliberation (i.e. dithering) I have decided to revive my tech and media podcast - and extending it to music. Testing for...

A Firsthand Guide to Bled Slovenia

The 2018 editions of Firsthand Guide to Bled, Slovenia are now available in both paperback and Kindle format. The Shorter Edition has the basic information...

Albania

The search continues. Undeterred by almost total failure to find music worth listening to in Montenegro we cross the border into what was post 1945...

New podcast coming soon

Starting at the beginning of March, I will be launching my new podcast. I will be talking about Technology, media, innovation, creativity and investment. Whatever...

Montenegro

Gentle reader, I have failed. Aside from some rather cheesy (to my ears/eyes, anyway) “folk” videos and a few Eurovision entries, I can find no music...

Bosnia and Herzegovina

It is more than a month since my last post. It is more than seasonal torpidity that has kept me back. But it is largely....

Seasonal torpidity

  The point of this blog in recent months has been to track my imaginary journey around the Mediterranean. Having “travelled” from Gibraltar to Bosnia...

Croatia

After several days searching, I thought was going to get nowhere with Croatia. This tour began as an exploration of the coasts of the countries...

The books so far

I started with great enthusiasm and energy finding and reading books to accompany me on the make-believe meander around the Med. When I reached Slovenia,...

Slovenia

So far … so good, but time to review the rules. To this point, the Mediterranean make-believe expedition has concentrated on coastal towns and...

All the way to Venice (and Trieste)

Almost the last part of the of the Italian leg (sorry!) of this imaginary Mediterranean journey. Leaving Apulia and moving north, the plan now is to...

Reading

With life being a little less busy and enjoying the imaginary Meditteranean project, I’m getting more time to read. Project Med inspired me to...

Italy – Toe to heal

To the deep south of Italy to discover some of the most exciting and invigorating music that I have heard for years, all the more...