Birthday Month Musings

Today is the 31st of July which means that the month of my birth, August, starts tomorrow. The 23rd of August this year marks the close of my 43rd year on planet earth and the start of my 44th year of adventures. My birthday month always makes me introspective. This...

Cat Herding And Other Exploits

One of the guys working here at the country pub where I am living and working has also managed bands. As a result we’ve had some interesting conversations.   I decided to stop managing bands after working with The Hellphones until about 2005. But over the years I have...

The Transition To Digital

One of the key factors to my ability to stay alive in the last decade or so has been my facility and familiarity with digital mediums and my digital footprint which I have accrued over time. Miraculously, in our digital age, very few writers, publicists and PR...

Confessions of a Blogger

I am supposed to tell another part of ‘The Story So far’ today… that’s what my schedule says. I confess: I am not in the mood. But I have been enjoying doing this more regularly again. Still, today I am not really in the mood. The thing with writing is that,...

Thanks For The Music Psycho Simon

By the time I hit my teens, I had already discovered so-called alternative music and culture through my siblings and my friends. But we were a bunch of alien outcasts in a grey conformist world that sneered at our black clothes, obscure lyrics and tiny, specialist...