josh edmonds memorial scheme

Josh Edmonds Memorial Scheme – Lewis’ blog

 The wonderful Lewis Murphy, the first candidate to follow in Josh’s footsteps and work as an intern at the Ministry of Sound is coming to the end of his time there.  He’s been writing a blog each day – and its hilarious.   Thanks Lewis and well done.

Here’s some excepts – click of the links for the full blog or go here Josh Edmonds Memorial Scheme | Candidate One

from   Being Candidate One

‘Waking up on a Friday morning with a banging headache and the early signs of flu is not the way anyone would want to start the day, but that is exactly what happened the day of my interview. So I dosed up on ibuprofen and paracetamol and prepared my self for the interview….’

MOS day 1
Josh’s desk at MoS – occupied for a while by Lewis

from  Meeting Drum and Bass Royalty and A Strange Tube Ride

‘…. She had a thick Jamaican accent and with her was her friend who just looked really relaxed and chuckled every now and again. They were such nice and funny people, talking to me loudly not caring what others thought as they casually rolled up a couple of joints in front of me. We rode the train together all the way until they got off the stop before mine …’
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from  Settling In and Developing Skills

‘The thing I’m enjoying most at the moment is working in this friendly environment with good music being played all over the office at different times and hearing the banter and either seeing or hearing the work that other people are doing and being blown away by it’

from  Does it Sound Good Mrs Bush

‘As Steve the station manager went down the list of songs for us to listen to on the massive screen at the end of the table we researched the artists and discussed their ratings in other charts and playlists. On one occasion Steve miss spelt the name of one of the artists and we ended up with crazed looking pictures of Mrs. Bush from George Bushes presidency, if you look at her left eye it does look like she has an evil twitch’

from  Never Pull a U-Turn

‘… After I’d finished up and started to head back I head a a faint noise over my headphones. I took them off and saw people getting out of their cars and people standing on the side of the road staring. Some man had tried to pull a U turn and plowed into the opposite pavement and into a pole, ripping out the front wheel, suspension and all! No one was hurt but the car was pretty mashed up. A good thing to live by I think is don’t pull a U turn in London… ever’

from  The Smiling Girl, Questionable Tapes and a Free Bar

‘… I carried on sorting the tapes until I came across something that made me stop in my flow of work. A tape titled ‘BTS KID CUDI JOSH TAPE’ This must have been something that Josh had filmed while he was here at MOS. In fact it had suddenly hit me that most of the tapes here were probably filmed by him’IMG_0340

from  Not Bad and Summer Fabric

‘I hate London pigeons. I just want to glue a chip to the backs of them all and then watch as they fight each other for the chips.’

from  Crocodile Burgers, Irish Kindness and Pumping Oit at Work

‘Unfortunately being fresh out of university I’m not exactly rolling in it so could not afford to go down to the market to which Steve said, ‘well… sounds like you need a… some kind of a float…. At which point he goes to hand me £10! I could not except that! ‘Do you know how much money that is!?’ I said ‘Yeah it’s £10′ Steve said in his Irish accent with a hit of what are you talking about in his voice. Marco laughed and just said ‘take the money ….’

‘Hot, hungry, thirsty and with music so loud my ears were starting to hurt I slowly became zombified. For 2 hours this dance was played and it was well past my time to take a break but I did not want the show to sound like arse so I stayed on through laughing with the guest and chatting as much as I could muster without letting the groggy heat frustration get the better of my mood …’
‘You get out of things what you put in, so if I sat around picking my nose all day I’d have an empty nose…’
‘On the journey home I thought about how incredible had been today and just could not help but smile all the way back! Thinking of my friend Josh Taylor and the strange gifts in a way he has given me and thinking of Josh Edmonds and again the strange gifts in a way he has given me also. I want to do them both proud and make the opportunity’s I get from this internship be lasting and push me forwards into a career that I enjoy and love doing! So thank you guys for all you’ve done with out even knowing.’

Josh Edmonds Memorial Scheme CANDIDATE CHOSEN!

The first Ministry of Sound intern to be selected from the Josh Edmonds Memorial Scheme will start work in July of this year.

Lewis Murphy is currently in his 3rd year of a radio production course at the University of Gloucestershire and is the first person to be chosen for what will be an annual award.  The standard of applicants was very high and a difficult choice had to be made from our shortlist.   But we all feel that Lewis is the ‘man for the job’ and we’re  really really excited to be able to offer him this opportunity.

Lewis is particularily  interested in radio production and has hosted and produced a weekly show for students at his university. He has also had a weekly two hour slot on Cheltenham based Drum&Bass radio Undergroundsoundz.  His ambition is to have his own podcast up and running with the content being from entirely  new or  unknown and unsigned  producers and DJ’s.  For the future he would like to present his own radio show or work for a specialist music show or station.

Lewis is  a very talented and enthusiastic young man, his passion for music (particularly drum & bass) and his independence of spirit is very similar to Josh’s and we hope he will get as much out of working at MoS as Josh did.

Lewis told us he was both honoured and overjoyed to be the first to receive the award. “The prospect of the internship feels like a reward at the end of my degree and is a big step in the right direction for me, allowing me to develop as a person as well as within my career. The combination of my passion along with my creative drive motivates me to use this incredible opportunity to its full potential, making sure I do it justice.  I look forward to meeting and working with everyone at the Ministry of Sound.”

MoS chief Lohan Presencer said “We are extremely pleased to have secured a quality intern for MoS who will reflect the attributes we saw from Josh during his tenure with our organisation.  We wish Lewis the best of luck and we will provide him with  support and development during his placement”

So good luck Lewis and we hope that you’ll keep us updated with your time at MoS.

Jimmy,Jane, Joe and Rosa  (March 2013)

Josh outside the Ministry of Sound, London
UPDATE – Lewis has already started his own blog about the scheme – catch up with it here http://lewismurphy14.wordpress.com/

The Josh Edmonds Memorial Scheme

Yes its happened – the Josh Edmonds Memorial Scheme is now LIVE!


What’s it about – well its a link up between Cirencester College where Josh did his A levels and the Ministry of Sound where he worked for a number of years. The Josh Edmonds Memorial Scheme (let’s call it JEMS for short!) is an annual award to any young person in Gloucestershire to work as an intern at MoS.

In honour of Josh’s own short career JEMS will give an opportunity for someone like him to follow in his footsteps and get a toe hold in the music industry.

So proud and thanks go to Andy Freedman at Cirencester College for hosting the scheme and to Lynsey Johnson (head of HR at MoS) and Lohan Presencer (CEO at MoS).

Lohan told us Josh “was a tragic loss to his friends at MoS. Hopefully this placement will give someone the same opportunities that Josh had and continue his memory”

 

for more info go to THE JOSH EDMONDS MEMORIAL SCHEME