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freethinking bklyn 140201

freethinking bklyn 140201

There have been a few phases for freethinking nights. I think it’s fair to say that freethinking bklyn is finding a groove. It’s a place where the classic soul of Aretha Franklin sits alongside Chaka Khan’s disco anthems. Where the Northern Soul of Dobie Gray is matched with an entirely different type of northern soul […]

The Police: a perfect fit for freethinking

The Police: a perfect fit for freethinking

I was born in 1975. This puts me at 11 years old when just about the most exciting news came my way. When the music video for a track that I didn’t know was incoming burst onto my TV set, I was jumping for joy, and reaching for the [record] button on my VCR. Looking […]

freethinking bklyn 130927

freethinking bklyn 130927

Williamsburg may be a ‘hood with a reputation for the ‘quirky’. People don’t appear to bat an eyelid when a besuited bloke walks down the street playing a ukelele and singing to himself, or when a guy uses the bike lane for his unicycle. And so, in this ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ time of […]

freethinking bklyn 130712

freethinking bklyn 130712

I recently came across someone saying that they only played mainstream music when they DJ. Their rationale was insightful: popular music is popular because it’s good. It’s useless looking for unearthed music, as the reason that songs became popular is because they’re ‘the best ones’. I say that this is ‘insightful’ because it really does […]

freethinking bklyn 130531

freethinking bklyn 130531

seek out the new celebrate the innovators It’s a pretty crisp mission statement. It’s not about playing obscure tracks one after another, for the sake of ‘appearing cool’. It’s not about analogue versus digital. It’s not your typical Williamsburg night. No – this is where Sheffield’s own ABC will be played next to The Breeders. […]

freethinking bklyn 130419

freethinking bklyn 130419

Let’s be honest – the best night to get out, grab a beer, and kick back with some good music is Friday. Always has been, always will be. Forget the notion of anything being the new Friday. There’s only one night with a claim on the title. Are you ready for some freethinking to kick […]

freethinking bklyn 130314

freethinking bklyn 130314

Picture the scene: I’ve only recently moved to a new neighbourhood. There’s been a huge change in my family life – all for the better. My knowledge of the area is really only that of an infrequent interloper, ‘trekking’ from Manhattan to a Brooklyn ‘hood. Discovering new places requires legwork – and I’m not shy […]