James Piecowye thinking out loud

Ideas, inspiration and a bit of random.

A conversation with Richard Thaler

Most people are aware that by day I am a professor at Zayed University and by night I am a talk radio host on dubaieye 103.8fm. My night time vocation has allowed me to have some very interesting conversations with some very interesting people. In 2009, a little while ago, I had the opportunity to […]

Thoughts on Trump?

The President of the United States of America is if nothing else a person who ignites passion in people. Granted the passion that Mr. Trump is igniting is at the extremes and the passion that is being ignited can be as divisive as it is uniting. I think it is interesting to ponder the Trump […]

Amazing how you lose track of time

It seems I am so caught up with my work at Zayed University, Nightline and CreativeMornings that I seem to have put down my pen when it comes to posting here. The final touches have just been put on the playlist for this weeks Indie Music Jukebox, all music from the Middle East. So, here is a […]

Inspiration through conversation.

I had the opportunity to talk to Noush Like Sploosh several weeks back and her words are still echoing in my mind. I speak to many artists through what I do on DubaiEye and they are all very interesting but Noush had something more going on. What I came away from our conversation was a new level of […]

Some great music from a new band Monteath

The opportunity to sit down with a new band and have a conversation and listen to their music is a very special moment. Josh Monteath is an artist I have been following for a while he is young and fresh with his music. What I didn’t know was that going solo and acoustic was a necessity […]

What is it about litter?

It is hard to understand why so many people continue to litter today. The reality that we are drowning in litter is undeniable. Here are some articles that drive home how big the litter issue is. http://www.litteritcostsyou.org/9-interesting-facts-and-statistics-about-littering/ http://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/wordwide-litter-stats http://7days.ae/turn-tide%E2%80%88clear-trash-beach/92601 http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/environment/dubai-municipality-cracks-down-on-littering-1.1308149 http://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/50-per-cent-of-camels-deaths-caused-by-litter-in-uae http://7days.ae/eco-group-hits-out-at-litterbugs-in-the-uae The Podcast on Litter From Nightline.  

Need Some Local Music?

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. 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

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. 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. […]

Thoughts on Retirement?

When are you ready to retire? Will you ever be ready to retire? We opened the phone lines and asked Dubai what their thoughts were on retirement and whether they would be ready someday? The Podcast Link.

The Music of the week club

Another week and 7 great indie tunes. Alaa Wardi – Ya Fata BLUFRANK – 01 – Jungles Of The Unknown Hasan Malik – For Now RBMA bass camp DXB 2016 (Collab – Gaya+Toofless+Tacit) Salalem – Nefsi Takh??? – Sekeena WonderGaap – To the Meadow This is really the music of the week club and the best […]

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