It’s February which means dull January is over for another year, we’ve made it through the worst of winter, Brexit has happened and for better or worse there is a sense that life is settling into a normal routine. It makes December and the festive season feel like ancient history. Thinking back on my Christmas … Continue reading London’s Calling
I tried to stand next to a tall person last Friday; thinking that I could secure a little bit of space around me with others less likely to attempt to push in and risk their view being obscured. My plan worked for all of 10 minutes when a group of friends in front of me … Continue reading Numan’s R(e)volution
It was the soothing melodies of the Cocteau Twins flowing from the speakers in Shoreditch Town Hall that calmed my nerves last week. Frazzled by travelling in a blustery rain storm and weighed down by grief I felt strangely connected to the night’s event before the speaker had even taken to the stage. The space … Continue reading Cosmic Comfort
The Story of An Artist
I think I saw it in an article, perhaps a sidebar or maybe even TV listing somewhere; it was the title that grabbed me: The Devil and Daniel Johnston. It took me months to get around to watching this 2006 documentary directed by Jeff Feuerzeig, back in the days of renting DVDs through the post, … Continue reading The Story of An Artist
Garbage in the Gardens
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
Making a Bang!
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!
Under the Stars
A friend of mine once told me she loved attending events on a Sunday evening because she feels she’s extending the weekend, making the most of her time. I was inclined to agree since I often find myself spending half of my Sundays contemplating the impending responsibility of Monday and the upcoming week’s potential deadlines, not the best … Continue reading Under the Stars
My Own Revolution
I remember feeling a bit lost joining a queue outside a venue called Revolution I’d never been to in a town I’d just arrived in for my first and only visit. A friend and I had just been driven to Fort Lauderdale from Delray Beach by a colleague for a once in a lifetime opportunity, … Continue reading My Own Revolution
Hanging with the Cool Kid
I listen to music a lot of the time. At work it helps me drown out the background noise and focus on what needs to be done and at home it makes chores a bit more fun. Tunes can also gear me up before a night out and wind me down once back indoors. Sometimes … Continue reading Hanging with the Cool Kid
Trent Reznor and Marilyn Manson are a couple of examples of musicians I love and admire, and a common denominator is they share an influence, New Wave Pioneer and Industrial Godfather, Gary Numan. Since 1976 with Tubeway Army and then solo from 1979, Numan topped the charts and has since maintained a cult following through to … Continue reading Savage Influence