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A weekly snapshot of creative, inspirational and unique characters carving out their own fascinating paths in their lives.
Join your host Buddy Peace as he ventures into the local networks and emerging creative hubs dotted around the UK and beyond!

    Carla & Gloria (Trinidad to Thanet! • Mother & Daughter! • Margate Voices Part 2) • Buddy's Buddies #019

    Carla & Gloria (Trinidad to Thanet! • Mother & Daughter! • Margate Voices Part 2) • Buddy's Buddies #019

    GREETINGS FROM MARGATE!
    Welcome to episode 19 of Buddy’s Buddies! This is part 2 of the ‘Margate Voices’ series, which is a collabo between myself and the Margate Mercury - and also, a new episode of Buddy’s Buddies which in itself, in current times, is a monumental occasion for all kinds of reasons, so there are many reasons to rejoice!
    Lucy, the editor of Margate Mercury had an idea of a way to combine forces, whereby the format of the podcast would be the same as always but the guests would be in a somewhat different vein to usual. In this case, as a follow up to the previous edition with Cyril, she connected me with Carla. Through Carla it was also possible to meet and chat to her mum Gloria, which was also a true treat.

    What follows is a really sweet chat between me, Carla and Gloria, which took place at Olby’s (massive thanks to Eli & the gang there who, as always, managed to make a perfectly safe and secure scenario in which to get things done) late in August. Gloria is from Trinidad and came to the UK in the 60s, and I feel like there’s a podcast series in itself waiting to happen with that whole story - we barely even scratched the surface there but I hope we get to meet up again and go further into it all. Carla was also excellent, and it was really fascinating to hear how she’s been getting on over the past half a year through the chaos as someone in the education system. We also touched on the Black Lives Matter movement and events through 2020 to hear their unique perspectives on it all, and covered a good amount of ground between us all! No spoilers as I just want you to hear the whole thing and just take an hour or two away from where you are now to get lost in a lovely chat with two engaging, sweet and truly fascinating guests. I really do wanna get the back for round 2 - we’ve only just begun! Please enjoy Carla and Gloria, Thanet’s finest!

    EPISODE REFERENCES:
    MARGATE SEA BATHING HOSPITAL • https://historic-hospitals.com/2017/12/27/margates-sea-bathing-hospital/
    ROCK CHOIR • https://rockchoir.com/
    GEORGE CLINTON • https://georgeclinton.com/
    DREAMLAND • https://www.dreamland.co.uk/
    TRINIDAD • https://www.britannica.com/place/Trinidad-and-Tobago
    PRINTWORKS, MARGATE • https://printworksmargate.com/
    RAMSGATE OPERATIC SOCIETY • https://www.ramsgateoperatic.org.uk/
    STEPPING OUT musical • https://www.guidetomusicaltheatre.com/shows_s/steppingout.htm

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    BUDDY PEACE PATREON! • https://www.patreon.com/buddypeace
    BUDDY PEACE on BANDCAMP! • http://buddypeace.bandcamp.com/
    BUDDY PEACE on INSTAGRAM! • https://www.instagram.com/buddy_peace
    BUDDY PEACE on THE INTERNET! • http://buddypeace.com/frontcover/

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    Controller 7 (producer / beatmaker / dad) (side B) • Buddy's Buddies #018

    Controller 7 (producer / beatmaker / dad) (side B) • Buddy's Buddies #018

    GREETINGS FROM MARGATE!
    Welcome to episode 18 of Buddy’s Buddies! This week I am joined by a guest who is technically living in the past… Can you imagine such a thing? No seriously he’s like 7 hours behind us. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome all the way from San Bruno USA, producer CONTROLLER 7 (aka Tommy)!
    * Note - I decided to use a weird old mic for the intro, which is why it sounds kinda freaky on the intro and outro parts... Just wanted to give it a shot!

    ––––– PART 2 of 2 –––––

    He’s been a pal of mine for around 20 years by now, and I’ve been a fan all the along. His music is, for ease of comparison, like ‘Endtroducing’ era DJ Shadow, mixed with a lot of LA sunshine and psychedelic sample sources but with those gorgeous drums. Ugh. Love em. Anyway I’ve been flexing with some online recording action of late, trying to prepare myself for the new normal and all, and I decided to finally SPEAK to my friend of 20 years - so you hear the first moment we do that! It’s wild. I also go into some detail about his music and try and set some context for what he’s been doing over the years in a longer intro than usual - it’s not a self indulgent ramble, honestly. I really wanted to try and set the scene just so you have a bit of background on Tommy and it’s not just some random dude I’m chatting with.

    We get into the big stuff, the life stuff, the weirdness of making music, where the inspiration comes from, the process, how we’re handling this current era, music biz thoughts, his new project with rapper Mestizo called ‘Couch’, and loads more - so much more that I split it into two parts! So thank you ever so much for being part of it and listening, and know that you are appreciated and, yes, loved. Now go listen you some Controller 7.

    Buddy’s Controller 7 megamix from 2003! • https://buddypeace.bandcamp.com/track/controller-7-megamix-2003

    EPISODE REFERENCES:
    MESTIZO (https://mestizo.bandcamp.com/) • DIANE TRINITY (https://www.instagram.com/dianediane) • SOUL STRUT (https://www.soulstrut.com/) • 'MEAN GENE' by CUT CHEMIST & EDAN (https://cutchemist.bandcamp.com/track/mean-gene-feat-edan) • MEATY OGRE (https://open.spotify.com/artist/7LacLKirYc3dixmLzc6xdX) • DAD BOD RAP POD podcast (https://dadbodrappod.com/) • BILLY WOODS (https://billywoods.bandcamp.com/album/hiding-places) • MONEY MARK on INSTAGRAM (https://www.instagram.com/moneymarkofficial) • HEAT ROCKS podcast (https://maximumfun.org/podcasts/heat-rocks/)

    EPISODE LINKS:
    CONTROLLER 7 on INSTAGRAM! • https://www.instagram.com/controllerseven/
    'COUCH' on BANDCAMP! • https://controller7.bandcamp.com/album/couch
    'COUCH' on SPOTIFY! • https://open.spotify.com/album/3dyTvrwH0M9u79ijqvvqKa
    CONTROLLER 7 BANDCAMP! • https://controller7.bandcamp.com/music

    BUDDY'S LINKS:
    BUDDY PEACE PATREON! • https://www.patreon.com/buddypeace
    BUDDY PEACE on BANDCAMP! • http://buddypeace.bandcamp.com/
    BUDDY PEACE on INSTAGRAM! • https://www.instagram.com/buddy_peace
    BUDDY PEACE on THE INTERNET! • http://buddypeace.com/frontcover/

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Controller 7 (producer / beatmaker / dad) (side A) • Buddy's Buddies #018

    Controller 7 (producer / beatmaker / dad) (side A) • Buddy's Buddies #018

    GREETINGS FROM MARGATE!
    Welcome to episode 18 of Buddy’s Buddies! This week I am joined by a guest who is technically living in the past… Can you imagine such a thing? No seriously he’s like 7 hours behind us. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome all the way from San Bruno USA, producer CONTROLLER 7 (aka Tommy)!
    * Note - I decided to use a weird old mic for the intro, which is why it sounds kinda freaky on the intro and outro parts... Just wanted to give it a shot!

    ––––– PART 1 of 2 –––––

    He’s been a pal of mine for around 20 years by now, and I’ve been a fan all the along. His music is, for ease of comparison, like ‘Endtroducing’ era DJ Shadow, mixed with a lot of LA sunshine and psychedelic sample sources but with those gorgeous drums. Ugh. Love em. Anyway I’ve been flexing with some online recording action of late, trying to prepare myself for the new normal and all, and I decided to finally SPEAK to my friend of 20 years - so you hear the first moment we do that! It’s wild. I also go into some detail about his music and try and set some context for what he’s been doing over the years in a longer intro than usual - it’s not a self indulgent ramble, honestly. I really wanted to try and set the scene just so you have a bit of background on Tommy and it’s not just some random dude I’m chatting with.

    We get into the big stuff, the life stuff, the weirdness of making music, where the inspiration comes from, the process, how we’re handling this current era, music biz thoughts, his new project with rapper Mestizo called ‘Couch’, and loads more - so much more that I split it into two parts! So thank you ever so much for being part of it and listening, and know that you are appreciated and, yes, loved. Now go listen you some Controller 7.

    Buddy’s Controller 7 megamix from 2003! • https://buddypeace.bandcamp.com/track/controller-7-megamix-2003

    EPISODE REFERENCES:
    MESTIZO (https://mestizo.bandcamp.com/) • DIANE TRINITY (https://www.instagram.com/dianediane) • SOUL STRUT (https://www.soulstrut.com/) • 'MEAN GENE' by CUT CHEMIST & EDAN (https://cutchemist.bandcamp.com/track/mean-gene-feat-edan) • MEATY OGRE (https://open.spotify.com/artist/7LacLKirYc3dixmLzc6xdX) • DAD BOD RAP POD podcast (https://dadbodrappod.com/) • BILLY WOODS (https://billywoods.bandcamp.com/album/hiding-places) • MONEY MARK on INSTAGRAM (https://www.instagram.com/moneymarkofficial) • HEAT ROCKS podcast (https://maximumfun.org/podcasts/heat-rocks/)

    EPISODE LINKS:
    CONTROLLER 7 on INSTAGRAM! • https://www.instagram.com/controllerseven/
    'COUCH' on BANDCAMP! • https://controller7.bandcamp.com/album/couch
    'COUCH' on SPOTIFY! • https://open.spotify.com/album/3dyTvrwH0M9u79ijqvvqKa
    CONTROLLER 7 BANDCAMP! • https://controller7.bandcamp.com/music

    BUDDY'S LINKS:
    BUDDY PEACE PATREON! • https://www.patreon.com/buddypeace
    BUDDY PEACE on BANDCAMP! • http://buddypeace.bandcamp.com/
    BUDDY PEACE on INSTAGRAM! • https://www.instagram.com/buddy_peace
    BUDDY PEACE on THE INTERNET! • http://buddypeace.com/frontcover/

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Hotline Bling • Buddy's Buddies #017

    Hotline Bling • Buddy's Buddies #017

    GREETINGS FROM MARGATE!
    Greetings to you wherever you are right now, at this current moment in time and, well, history.
    It’s been quite the fortnight and it’s hard to believe how much has gone on since we last spoke… Well, what with said amount having happened, and without me having to bring you up to speed on it all, I truly appreciate your ears and attention, and whether or not you stick with me for the whole episode or dip in and out, whatever your listening situation, know that I’m very grateful and that your presence is most certainly noted. THANK YOU XXX
    NOW! What we have here is a collection of a few voice memos and recordings sent in by some listeners and friends - mine and yours, or if not yours already, NOW yours - which go into how things have changed, what some people are doing out there, or ways to cope and stay afloat with it all. I’m so happy that there were a few responses and I asked everyone at a weird time, JUST on the cusp of the lockdown so at that point it was very much up in the air as to what we were all doing or supposed to be doing. Now we’re like 2 weeks in so I think I speak for us all when I say WE GOT THIS.
    So please enjoy some lovely dispatches from some lovely people who you can catch up with here:
    • Keith Clarke! • https://www.instagram.com/ksclark
    • Morgan Gleave! • https://www.instagram.com/morgangleave
    • Jo Miller / Solasta Sounds! • https://www.solastasounds.com/
    • CovidCalm.org • https://www.covidcalm.org/
    • Nadean Foster! • https://www.instagram.com/nadeand
    • Hannah Rzysko! • https://www.instagram.com/hannah_yoga_therapy
    • Echo & Winter!

    …and please feel free to submit any and all diary entries and your own dispatches to me here on this email:
    mailto:buddysbuddies@protonmail.com

    Thanks so much everyone. At risk of drifting away from the point and talking about Tiger King, let’s just dip into this one and hear from some lovely people from around the area and beyond.
    Be well, be positive, stick with it and be in touch. We’ll all be good okay?
    Nothing but love ///// Buddy XXX

    BUDDY'S RECOMMENDATIONS:
    THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES by Jean Giono (book version) • https://www.amazon.com/Man-Who-Planted-Trees-ebook/dp/B00SBSWA10
    THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES by Jean Giono (animated version) • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTvYh8ar3tc
    PAST INSIDE THE PRESENT label • https://pitp.bandcamp.com/
    HAECKELS RADIO (first playlist - the rest will be easy to find!) • https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6EEXIHSvNofty8k9PDlwya?si=lirhhoZjTbSuYW7zbOGKtQ
    OPEN CULTURE link to 25 million artworks • http://www.openculture.com/2017/11/25-million-images-from-14-art-institutions-to-be-digitized-put-online-in-one-huge-scholarly-archive.html
    CURTIS MAYFIELD 'Live!' (Spotify) • https://open.spotify.com/album/688Kh9FEef2uaJOXFtOtXp?si=m9Ntjs6CRzGh26rZyMtNvw

    BUDDY'S LINKS:
    BUDDY PEACE PATREON! • https://www.patreon.com/buddypeace
    BUDDY PEACE on BANDCAMP! • http://buddypeace.bandcamp.com/
    BUDDY PEACE on INSTAGRAM! • https://www.instagram.com/buddy_peace
    BUDDY PEACE on THE INTERNET! • http://buddypeace.com/frontcover/

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    • 55 min
    The 'Prelude To A Voice Memo' episode • Buddy's Buddies #016

    The 'Prelude To A Voice Memo' episode • Buddy's Buddies #016

    GREETINGS FROM MARGATE!
    Greetings to you wherever you are right now, at this current moment in time and, well, history.
    I trust you’re doing as good as can be expected - salutes to you, and huge love in abundance. I know this sounds like a vague catch-all thing to say but I mean it. I hope you’re doing alright.
    This episode is a bit different. It’s a solo episode, but in many ways, I’m merely setting the stage for YOU to be the guest. Here’s the plan… So in Margate (and Thanet on the whole), there has been a real sense of amazing community spirit in this unprecedented time. I feel like we haven’t been through something like this and we don’t know the parameters, but within that chaos, there are some incredible examples of kindness and community assistance, fuelled by thoughtful and considerate acts which have really made me smile.

    What I want to do with THIS episode then, is hear from YOU. If you are a business in Thanet, record a voice memo and email it to me at:

    buddysbuddies@protonmail.com (mailto:buddysbuddies@protonmail.com)

    Let me know who you are, what you might be doing and how it all works, and if you’re feeling up for it, how YOU’RE doing / coping / any recommendations, whatever you like.
    BUT - this is also open to anyone who wants to chime in. Please do. I really want you to. Let’s treat this like an audio diary. Maybe even therapy? I don’t know. But I do know that in a time of isolation and distancing, we gotta connect and let each other know where we’re at.
    If possible, if you can keep it to like 3-5 minutes or so that’d be mad helpful. I’ll be editing so don’t worry if you don’t get it spot on - just get it done and sent! Leave the rest to me.
    We’ll see what happens. But please do it. I’m so excited to see and hear the results. I’ll assemble them soon as I can and soon as I have a good amount, as I know that in terms of businesses and shops, the situation might change so I’ll do my best.

    Alright. Stay safe as you can. Drink water. Take time to think about other stuff. Thank you so much folks, I really hope we can get this voice memo thing to work out! Bigups and salutes X

    EPISODE REFERENCES:
    THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES by Jean Giono (book version) • https://www.amazon.com/Man-Who-Planted-Trees-ebook/dp/B00SBSWA10
    THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES by Jean Giono (animated version) • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTvYh8ar3tc
    PAST INSIDE THE PRESENT label • https://pitp.bandcamp.com/
    HAECKELS RADIO (first playlist - the rest will be easy to find!) • https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6EEXIHSvNofty8k9PDlwya?si=lirhhoZjTbSuYW7zbOGKtQ
    OPEN CULTURE link to 25 million artworks • http://www.openculture.com/2017/11/25-million-images-from-14-art-institutions-to-be-digitized-put-online-in-one-huge-scholarly-archive.html
    CURTIS MAYFIELD 'Live!' (Spotify) • https://open.spotify.com/album/688Kh9FEef2uaJOXFtOtXp?si=m9Ntjs6CRzGh26rZyMtNvw

    BUDDY'S LINKS:
    BUDDY PEACE PATREON! • https://www.patreon.com/buddypeace
    BUDDY PEACE on BANDCAMP! • http://buddypeace.bandcamp.com/
    BUDDY PEACE on INSTAGRAM! • https://www.instagram.com/buddy_peace
    BUDDY PEACE on THE INTERNET! • http://buddypeace.com/frontcover/

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    • 34 min
    Cyril Wilfred Wilson (Zambia to Margate! • Margate Voices Part 1) • Buddy's Buddies #015

    Cyril Wilfred Wilson (Zambia to Margate! • Margate Voices Part 1) • Buddy's Buddies #015

    GREETINGS FROM MARGATE!
    Welcome to episode 15 of Buddy’s Buddies! A VERY special edition at that - this is part 1 of the ‘Margate Voices’ series, which is a collabo between myself and the Margate Mercury!
    Lucy, the editor of Margate Mercury had an idea of a way to combine forces, whereby the format of the podcast would be the same as always but the guests would be in a somewhat different vein to usual. In this case, she had an idea of connecting me with this guy called Cyril - she gave me a few key details which sounded so fascinating, and we had a brief meet to see about fixing a time to record, and BOOM - the rest was mine, and now YOURS to find out!

    So what follows is a lovely chat which I was lucky to be a part of, detailing Cyril’s crazy journey from his life in Zambia (living in a town called ‘Broken Hill’ aka Kabwe), to his mechanic leanings and then to his journey to Margate, on a flight with a few quid in his pocket… The rest is yours to uncover, and I don’t want to give you all the details because it’s so much more rewarding to find out for yourself now isn’t it?! I really hope you like it - Cyril’s a lovely fellow and his cups of tea are immaculate, take it from me. I’ll get a few links up here too to give you some more points of reference. In the meantime though, please take some time to hear from Mister Cyril Wilfred Wilson!

    SEMI SPOILER THOUGH - this episode is released, somewhat co-incidentally, on the 4th anniversary of his liver transplant to the day. It felt significant. X

    EPISODE REFERENCES:
    BROKEN HILL / KABWE • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabwe
    BOEREWORS • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boerewors
    WORLD'S MOST TOXIC TOWN • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2BQnCi-t18
    KABWE TOURISM • https://www.zambiatourism.com/towns/kabwe/
    PEUGOT 309 ad featuring young Cyril! • https://youtu.be/Wm83rNx8Lj4?t=15
    Some nice car footage through Kabwe • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYyPsX-85C0
    BAGS OF TASTE • https://www.bagsoftaste.org/

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    BUDDY PEACE PATREON! • https://www.patreon.com/buddypeace
    BUDDY PEACE on BANDCAMP! • http://buddypeace.bandcamp.com/
    BUDDY PEACE on INSTAGRAM! • https://www.instagram.com/buddy_peace
    BUDDY PEACE on THE INTERNET! • http://buddypeace.com/frontcover/

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    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Spells1974 ,

New fave podcast

Only just discovered this podcast - via Margate Mercury. Just listened to two & Im hooked (esp as I live in Margz). Keep doing what you’re doing!

CoastalMumma ,

Chilled and Inspiring

I really enjoyed this Podcast....so glad I came across it. It has a nice chilled vibe. Difficult not to be slightly biased, because I live in the area..which was a beautiful touch for me. However, Mr Bridges is worth listening to regardless of where you live and is really inspiring.

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Resonating

I listened to this podcast days ago and it keeps coming back to my thoughts. So great to hear humans talking about love, life and community.

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