The List: January

As promised, to celebrate my 50th year I’ll be posting (per month) some (anything and anyone I can remember) of the cultural shenanigans I’ve been fortunate to see, hear and visit (and those I want to visit) as well as national days. Note I have been unable to get dates for some of my intended […]

SE: Still a Mystery

‘all writing is an act of improvisation on some level’ David Sylvian  ‘obsession is the thing that carries people forward creatively’ Brian Eno   SE is 10 years old this month and what to say about it. Well, it took a long time to write, about four years, longer than A Lyrical Oasis and that has […]

SPECIAL: Update

Hola people, still here, still in Spain and still writing! Here’s a quick round up of current goings on… MEDIA page updated with Case Studies. A LYRICAL OASIS: Debut poetry book from 1997, completely revised artwork. Was issued earlier in 2019. Available on Big Cartel along with Year Amid Winter and Nomad. HOUSE OF MANY […]

Perry Blake: Lonesome Traveller

‘You must be a big fan of Perry Blake’ says the French store assistant in English on my asking about something Japan related. ‘Umm yeah’ I say having only heard of him because Steve Jansen played on (at that time) Perry’s latest recording Still Life. Though I’m also aware of his first album which had […]

Icehouse: Big Wheel Still Spinning (Re-evaluating Sgt. Iva’s Magical Mystery Tour)

In the early nineties many bands born of the post-punk generation hit a creative brick wall (Duran Duran’s Liberty, INXS’s X and Icehouse Code Blue come to mind). Only U2 and Depeche Mode played their cards correctly. The slate was effectively wiped clean for the aforementioned trio of acts. All did better on their second […]