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Notice how much happier you become when you stop caring what others think? Scott Diaz has – and explains more in his latest blog post…

Many years ago, something important dawned on me. It was the fact that the overwhelming majority of people's opinions on personal matters are ultimately irrelevant. Aside from a small number of close friends and family, what most other people think is of no importance whatsoever. For example, a younger version…

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That’s yet ANOTHER one running his own course Carl Craig’s new money spinner masterclass has a module called “Becoming Carl Craig” – so does it have a section about being slavishly loyal to losers like Derrick May, then?

If a day comes when I ever get bored of writing in this blog, I’m going to have to think about setting up my own course. Of course, I have absolutely no idea what I could teach anyone about anything - but this isn’t stopping the legions of DJs putting…

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As a new year begins, part two of this blog’s series glancing into a crystal ball to make some not entirely serious predictions about what 2022 might have in store…

Yesterday, this blog made its predictions for what was not especially likely to happen during 2022 from January to June. Today, the series concludes by going through the months from July until December... As summer gets into full swing, July will see Maceo Plex staging a poll on his social…

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In Soviet Russia, the record plays you! How bootleggers used to get around a ban on Western music in the communist state by cutting records onto used X-ray scans – just don’t ask about the sound quality…

If there's one thing which will always get my interest at Amateur’s House, it's history. Because whilst people may disagree over stories currently in the news, they tend to disagree even more when interpreting historical events. Wonderful for a mischief maker like me! Time was that I used to receive…

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It’s the sound of da police! About the time Judge Jules was ordered to shut up by none other than South Yorkshire’s boys in blue – read on to find out why…

This time last year, Christmas and New Year celebrations were somewhat more muted than now. Lockdown restrictions across many countries prevented most regular events at this time of year from going ahead. And although things are slightly different this year, we're not exactly back to the heady days of the…

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Where’s Kerri Chandler when you need him? After Northern Ireland’s police disclose they had eight reports of UFO sightings in 2021, perhaps METI’s next trip should be to the Giant’s Causeway…

In days gone by, newspapers went through something that in Britain was called the silly season. Traditionally, this referenced a period in late summer when there was very little news to report. This meant newspapers had to fill their pages with more frivolous stories in order to keep their sales…

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€87 for Judge Jules, €237 for deadmau5 and €66 for Paul Oakenfold to wish your best friend a happy birthday – inside the latest money-spinner for DJs who despite Covid still have big bills to pay…

Time was that celebrities made the vast majority of their money in their main line of work. For instance, most of the movie stars in Hollywood years ago got their money out of starring in films. Some of them made so much that they could eventually retire, having so much…

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