I've not been well this week, which means none of the half written posts I have are approaching completion. Normal service should resume shortly, but until then I thought I'd share a poem I wrote. I started performing spoken word poetry towards the end of 2018 and have thoroughly enjoyed it; the audience don't seem to mind either so … Continue reading Interstitial
I’m approaching a milestone which I didn’t think would mean as much as it does. I’m also not sure what to call it either since I’ve not really had a clear strategy from the outset other than being/doing/feeling better. Next week I would have achieved the psychological milestone of 100 days alcohol free, and I’m … Continue reading 100 Days
A favourite destination of mine in Cape Town is Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Open spaces, immaculately maintained natural vegetation and a tree top walkway providing incredible views over the city, all at the base of one of the world’s most famous mountains; a perfect place for education and energising one’s soul. Concerts are also held there in … Continue reading Garbage in the Gardens
It took three years of work and an immeasurable amount of nerve to produce the film I saw on Wednesday. Nestled in my comfy seat at the Rich Mix with popcorn (aka dinner) and a drink (which I couldn’t open), I was there to see the results of a mission begun in 2016. Hope not … Continue reading Challenging the Rise of The Alt Right
I’ve been experiencing a particularly intense period at work for a couple of months. A perfect recipe for stress has evolved; many factors have been combined, baked in the pressure of back to back deadlines with the result being a consistent level of fatigue. I must admit my creativity has taken a knock and despite a … Continue reading Not Goldilocks
Within a minute of entering Cadogan Hall I heard someone say ‘ya’. I was out of my usual territory, in West London, at a venue I’d not previously heard of for a very special event; the only London date for Michael Palin’s new show. Coinciding with the paperback publishing of his book: “Erebus: The Story … Continue reading HMS Erebus and Other Stories
A couple of years ago I attended a unique screening of Bjorn Tagemose’s Gutterdammerung at the Palladium which included, among the plethora of rock star cameos, an excellent sequence featuring Jesse Hughes of the Eagles of Death Metal (EODM). He looked familiar to me, and while I’d heard of the band, I wasn’t too familiar with … Continue reading Making a Bang!