Not Even The Best Drummer In The Beatles - Gringo Star / Let's Talk Daggers / Happy Machine 28/2/17
There is a magic to gigs that I can never get over. You’re standing in a chilly, near empty basement that smell alarmingly of damp and rubber, then some people appear on stage, a crackle of energy...
March 06 2017
I Am A Jelly Doughnut: Clean Lines and Dirty Concrete
In an Irish pub at a German airport, it's god knows in the morning. Actually, it’s close to seven, because if there's one thing working nights has given me is a sensitivity to the sunrise, and I can...
February 28 2017
Death Valley Thrills In A Wet Thursday Room
It always happens right? You work a bunch, so much in fact your days off start to seem like the surface. Holding your breath buried under work, minutes feel like hours as you scrape and push...
February 09 2017
Since writing this last night I found out this is a topic that is oft discussed, I suppose the fact I hadn't read anything about it is an issue in itself - so I send you here LINK
A better article...
January 27 2017
Sitting On The Edge Of Dreams
No blog posts in a while, hell there's been no writing in a while. I have a tattoo on my arm that says “writers write” meaning unless I write or am in the process of writing I can’t call myself a...
January 20 2017
"A Burn Up With A Bird On My Bike Is What I Like" Brighton Burn Up '16
Hangovers are inevitable, but under the right circumstances not too hard to endure. Living next to a main road to the sea front where one of the biggest motorcycle “burn-ups” of the year are not the...
September 05 2016
Quick Notes On Summers End
Late August in Brighton, I don’t think I’ve been here long enough to bellyache about the “tourists” but I am looking forward to having the beach a little quieter. Look to the left you’ll see the...
August 25 2016
Wonderful Words And Brutal Beauty
It's been a couple of months already and this place still has a brutal beauty. Yes, it can get a little cramped when the families from London stream from the train station down the Queens Road onto...
August 20 2016
Where Albion Ends - Week 4a
Where Albion Ends - Week 4a - sous les pavés la plage
While the rest of the country melts Brighton sheds its clothes and drinks cider on the pebbles by the sea. Not so much fiddling while the world...
July 20 2016
Where Albion Ends 2
Where Albion Ends -Week Two - Just Another Freak, In The Freak Kingdom
The derelict pier is probably my favourite part of Brighton. Haunting and skeletal, it manages to be so unreal and loaded...
July 09 2016