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Wednesday May 24, 2023
Wednesday May 24, 2023
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Welcome back to Episode Three of Broken Oars Summer Shorts Series.
Try saying that quickly six times ...
In this episode, we shift from talking about poets working in one form (poetry, obvs ... ) to the man who invented the guitar hero. This poet of the instrument, responsible for refiguring the guitar from something with six strings into a mystical weapon in the hands of its practitioners, was a man called Brian
And he was from Newcastle.
This isn't the Northern One's having one of his occasional flights of linguistic fancy.
It's all true.
So turn on, drop out and tune in to find out how Brian from Newcastle not only invented the guitar hero but also inspired every act of sonic magic created by six strings that happened thereafter. We'll talk about how its girls who rule the world while boys always remain boys - and why it's this reality that's responsible for the legions of spods and corksniffers who came along post-Brian to make the guitar, guitar music and guitar culture the heritage industry it is today.
But mostly it's about Brian, from Newcastle, who changed the world.
You're welcome, world.
(And if you're thinking: what has this to do with rowing, with training, with creating a culture, with leadership, with attaining goals and objectives ...
... on one level, nothing.
But on another, absolutely everything. You see, the perceived narrative has a dominance that means we often don't question it - which leads to things just being accepted 'because that's the way they are.' But if you go a little deeper, and you actually start looking at the processes that create the end product or the output, you often find that what's driving something is not what you originally thought.
And no, this is not a heavy trip to lay on a bespectacled Geordie called Brian.
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