Category Archives: Music

Pick n Mix

It has been a rather mixed day. I released the album I’ve been working on for almost four years and it has been received pretty well so far. Making music has always been important to me and the advent of … Continue reading

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New Album

I’ve been a bit quiet here lately, partly because I haven’t had much to say but largely because I’ve been finishing off my new album of music with the studio project I call ‘the madlys’. You can listen here. Maybe … Continue reading

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Carousel

Thirteen weeks ago my isolation began; that’s three months; an entire planetary season. News today came that the government has totally ceased pretending to care about the medically vulnerable, or anyone, because they’re effectively saying we can all go back … Continue reading

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Lock, Stock and Twelve Smoking Thursdays

This is the twelfth Thursday of lockdown. Count them. You can use your toes if necessary. Sure, I’ll wait… …see, twelve of the buggers. How in hell have I crawled through so many weeks in isolation? By inventing a completely … Continue reading

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June Oh

June is not busting out all over; it is anxiously walking on the opposite side of the road from any other months, clad in a mask that would make an early-90s raver envious, washing its hands every ten minutes. Because … Continue reading

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In Two Hundred Millimetres, Turn Left

Oh hello, you caught me right in the middle of the absolutely nothing I’ve been doing for nine weeks. I’ll just wash my hands. And burn my clothes. And hide any SatNav evidence I may have been to visit Dominic … Continue reading

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Leg End

I’ve had an advance preview of the weekend and I must say it’s looking really good for all those who like being at home and eating eggy bread while staring at their socks. But wait, what’s this? I haven’t got … Continue reading

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Brain The Size of a Planet (Harris)

If you like your Fridays stupid then you’re in luck. This one is the stupidest Friday since the last stupid Friday. It’s no good at algebra, hasn’t read any books, thinks Michelangelo painted the Sixteenth Chapel and eats its breakfast … Continue reading

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So, Crates

It is a very human trait to find tasks to focus on in order to stave off the possibility of sinking into despair. Well, it is of course also human to feel emotions like despair but when we fear such … Continue reading

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Makey Musics

The weekend’s creative flavours included making music for the first time in months. Recorded variety, anyway – I’ve done a lot of guitar noodling and a few YouTube things during lockdown. The album I’ve been working on since late 2016 … Continue reading

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