Self-Employed and Wondering…

Self-Employed and Wondering…

Working for yourself, be it as a freelancer, running your own company or any other permutation, is an interesting way to make a living. Everyone says that it’s the way to go, but the truth of it is that our world is ill-equipped to deal with people whose work doesn’t...
The End Of The World (as we know it)

The End Of The World (as we know it)

We live in interesting times. Is that the interesting times of the ancient Chinese curse, or just plain old interesting? It’s hard to tell. From one perspective, from the UK, through the USA, Europe, Russia, middle east, Africa and beyond, it appears that ordinary...
Not So Special eh?

Not So Special eh?

I have always thought of music tastes as a kind of unique feature, like a fingerprint. We all grow up with different influence in our immediate environment and go through distinct phases as teenagers and young adults. In my case, I was also a music journalist for many...
Meeting Johnny Rotten

Meeting Johnny Rotten

People who say you should never meet your heroes have never met John Lydon. From the moment he walked into the lounge at the #PROMAXBDA Europe 2017 conference, he was funny, relaxed and seemed genuinely happy to be there. John is 61 years old and has been in the...
So, What did 2016 ever give me?

So, What did 2016 ever give me?

I think I had some pretty specific goals in mind for myself for 2016. However, I have forgotten the details. None the less, I will revisit what I recall and see how this year delivered on the goals that I was after. The one goal I know I spoke about what running a sub...
Rock To Success

Rock To Success

I first picked up a guitar and took a couple of lessons when I was 12. I didn’t do it again until I was 17 and then I switched to bass. Somewhere between 1987 and now, I also switched to being behind the scenes instead of on stage. It was from this new vantage point...