Song Lists: Tears For Fears

Can it really be 25 years since The Seeds of Love? And that agonising four year wait they put us fans through to get there following the masterstroke that was and is Songs From the Big Chair (30 years old next March by the way). Well I was a boy at school and now I […]

Song Lists: Wang Chung

And so to Part 3 and where better to be posting the Wang Chung list from but China itself! And in the words of the Chung, Let’s go! WHITE WHEN LOVE LOOKS BACK AT YOU CHINESE GIRLS (bridge and chorus in yellow) MINT GREEN  – YELLOW TRUE LOVE (verses, chorus in mint green as above) […]

Song Lists: Cock Robin

Welcome to Part 2 of the Song Lists (music by colour). Regular visitors here will not be too surprised to find my writing on another long held favourite – Cock Robin (I’ve also included some of Peter’s solo catalogue). I’ve also included the colours in French as they have a big following there. (I also intended […]

Song Lists: Icehouse

Hi all The first list I produced was David Sylvian, however as that is already online, I thought I’d start with my second; ICEHOUSE – originally written in November 2013 though unpublished before now. Noting Iva’s work is surprisingly tricky because of the colour/key changes involved. It is thus possible to have a combination of […]

Song Lists: Music by Colour

Something a little different from the norm now. I thought I’d take a break from promo for the new book and travel pieces to let you know something else I’ve been working on recently. Since childhood I have experienced what I later found to be called Synesthesia, a mixing or blurring of the senses. This […]

Farewell Queen of the Skies

Feeling very old and quite sad for the final long-haul flights of both Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand’s beautiful 747’s, nicknamed the Jumbo Jet or the Queen of the Skies. I never flew with Air NZ’s version though I did fly with CX on its LHR-HKG route (now taken over by the Boeing 777) […]

Back to the Red Abyss

Two days, a plane, several buses, 2 tube trains and a high speed rail. All of this for a sticker in my passport! If not for that I could have flown it (Taipei to GZ) in a couple of hours. None the less I am back in China and the people are as warm and […]