Posts by Michael Banks

Beatboxing, a Different Type of Street Music

Posted on September 11th, 2012

As a young man in his early twenties Benjamin Stanford, aka Dub Fx, set out to liberate himself. Through beat boxing, the art of vocal percussion, he found a way to travel to over forty countries and earn a living wherever he goes. Forever moving my body’s always grooving The sounds are always soothing And my heart is always using The love that I feel when I bounce in time I’m free like a bird in the sunshine I crouch down to the sound if I like the bass I put my hands in the air and I scrunch up my face I dance till my legs get weaker To the rhythm that I hear from the speaker Street performers typically play in metros…

Cricket: the myth exploded

Posted on March 22nd, 2012

Picture this: it’s 1992 and you’re a tourist in some quaint and picturesque English village. It’s a midsummer’s day and you’re snoozing in your deck chair, basking in the late afternoon sun. The distant ‘clunk’ of a leather ball meeting a willow blade is followed by a smattering of polite applause. You open your eyes and see a number of white clad figures walking off the smooth greensward and disappearing into the wooden pavilion, prettily framed by oak and elm. After six hours of play the game is over. Photo William Albert Allard And now picture this: it’s 2012 and you’re ears are bombarded by the shouts and screams of 50,000 fans as techno music thuds and blares through the cacophony. Down below, cheerleaders…