Cock Robin: My Childhood Crush Through a Middle Aged Windscreen

This blog is being converted into the COCK ROBIN E-BOOK ‘TO THE FAR EDGE OF TIME.’ Contact me if you want to be kept informed of its progress. Your privacy will be highly regarded, I have no interest in using it for other purposes. Thankyou, KH.

Shekou: The New Monaco?

‘I’ve seen the future and it will be, I’ve seen the future and it will be…’ Prince In China ‘boomtown’ is most definitely a byword for Shenzhen. Whenever I return my time is habitually spent re-visiting places of interest. Trying to fit everything in is sometimes a logistical non-starter and usually something is omitted (this […]

Guangzhou: After Zaha

When the infamous row over her Cardiff Bay Opera House project was raging, I’d never heard of Zaha Hadid. Admittedly I wasn’t too enthralled with her design either. It was 1995 and Hadid’s prize winning work was poorly received and eventually shelved. It seemed insular of Wales to choose one of its own architects (Jonathan […]

Music: Keep Brand and Carry On

Recently events on opposite sides of the world have engulfed Facebook. Not a terrorist offence or a natural disaster but the old problems of the shock of the new, the band wreckers, and band brand. In short should bands continue under the same name with new singers? In Australia Boom Crash Opera have announced they […]