A curiosity cabinet ideas.

Great tunes from Dubai

Posted on | October 15, 2016 | No Comments



What is one of the 1st things you do when you get into a car? You turn on the radio.

What about when you land in a new town, you listen for the music of the place.

On a weekly basis Joshua Williams and myself sit down with some really interesting musical artists in Dubai, talk about their work and play some of their music.

This week we had  Gaya, Ben Rendel and Imbue in the studio, wow!

Gaya is one of those people that infects you with her passion and creativity for looking and thinking about the world around you.

Ben Rendel is new to the scene and he is 100% motivated to bring his genre of music to life.

And there is Imbue what a great band with a great story.

Download the podcast here.

The Dubai Music Industry

Posted on | October 15, 2016 | No Comments



My interest in the workings of cultural industries started well before grad school.

Over the past 25 years I have gone from Canada to the UAE and from one industrial environment to another.

What has not changed is the fact that cultural industries are one of the most cherished by nations and the most misunderstood.

The core issue, in a sentence, is cultural industries are measured, qualified and quantified like any other industry yet they are not any other industry.

Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Joshua Williams, Reiner Erlings and Gaya to talk about the music industry as it is evolving in Dubai.

What is interesting is the industry has undergone dramatic change yet the mindset of artists and the people manning the support mechanism have not evolved with that change.

So, like so many cultural industries there are multiple realities overlapping and expectations are at odds with the realities.

Click here to listen to the conversation. 

This is the podcast from the radio show the conversation was part of.

Great Indie Music.

Posted on | October 8, 2016 | No Comments


I am easily the luckiest guy in the United Arab Emirates.

On a weekly basis I get to sit down with Josh Williams of RecordProRecords and meet some new up and coming recording artists.

This was a great week.

First up was Hasan Malik.

Hasan treated us to his latest recording and then got into the studio and belted out a project he is working on for a group in LA.

Next up was Khalifa Thani.

Khalifa is a very special artist. It was great to be able to play the title track off his just launched LP.

Last but not least Millie, a 14 year old sensation, played her latest tune for us.

The musical talent in the UAE is incredible, you be the judge.

Download the podcast click here.


Are you out there?

Posted on | October 8, 2016 | No Comments

Doing things that put you and your ideas out there is terrifying and exhilarating at the same time.

For me it is 100% practicing what I preach.

As a professor of communication, I teach how to tell a great story.

And I get out there and try to do it.

This was my most recent video attempt at telling a great story.

This is my weekly attempt at keeping an audience engaged.


And this is my InnerTalks presentation.

What about you are you out there?

A conversation and the music of Kamal Musallam

Posted on | September 29, 2016 | No Comments


I had the pleasure of speaking to Kamal Musallum, about his music and more and Kamal was easily one of the most interesting musical artists I have ever spoken to.

Take a look at this video to get an idea who I am talking about and pay attention to the tune, there is a quiz later!

And this is simply wonderful.

So, here is my conversation with Kamal and I am sure you will be as inspired as I continue to be.

The podcast link to my conversation with Kamal Mussalam.


What is it about litter?

Posted on | September 17, 2016 | No Comments

It is hard to understand why so many people continue to litter today.

The reality that we are drowning in litter is undeniable.

Image from Shutterstock.com

Image from Shutterstock.com

Here are some articles that drive home how big the litter issue is.







The Podcast on Litter From Nightline.

Need Some Local Music?

Posted on | September 17, 2016 | No Comments

With Triplew.me in a holding pattern, as far as new content goes, I have teamed up with Joshua Williams to bring you new music from local recording artists in Dubai and the Middle East.

Image from Shutterstock.com

Image from Shutterstock.com

This week we have 4 fantastic artists to share.

As Per Casper, The Boxtones, Chris Thomas and Vandalye.

Click to Listen to the Podcast.

Thoughts from Nightline

Posted on | September 10, 2016 | No Comments

A week of radio on DubaiEye will get your mind working.

Two shows in particular got me thinking this week.

First, the call-in about road safety.

road safety

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How safe are the roads we are driving versus our perception of the safety of these roads?

There was a great article in the Gulf News to frame the conversation.

The text message the summarised the situation was from Joanna and she said it is all about her own personal safety so she does nothing that will jeopardise her getting home.

Why take a chance? Why go into a rage? Take it easy.


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The second show that made me sit up and think was the Jukebox.

Joshua Williams and I sat down with some great local musicians and had a conversation and played their music.

The Healer Twins, Shibani and Judea all came into the studio and talked about their music.

WOW, what do we learn from these artists? That music is a lot of work and that that work can and will pay off!

Want to hear more of Nightline and keep in touch nightline@dubaieye1038.com.

My Jeep Story, the video!

Posted on | September 8, 2016 | No Comments

OK this is cool.

I was asked if I would be interested in telling “My Jeep Story” on camera!

Of course I was up for a video of me and my jeep.

Here is what was published, I love it!


Essential Middle East Music Education

Posted on | September 2, 2016 | No Comments

I am very lucky that on a weekly basis I have the opportunity to have in-depth conversations with musical pioneers in the UAE and even play some of their music.

And not only do I get to meet these amazing musicians but I get to play their music on Nightline!

As always I pinch myself because DubaiEye is a talk radio station and it is the only station in the UAE playing Indie music, you can also tune into The Ticket to hear live Indie acts.

This week what a treat to talk to Cromwell Ojeda.

Crom is a graphic artist by day and musician with the rest of his time.

On this show we had a chance to hear a tune by Crom’s Punk Band, We Left as Humans, and of course Muhaisnah Four.

Crom’s musical story is as interesting as his music.

Link to The Jukebox Podcast


I hope you enjoy the podcast and let me know what you think!


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