Working Holiday

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I love to travel I love to write I treat my writing like work So I work while I am on holiday This time it was in Barcelona. 3 weeks on the road. Sweden, Barca, Cantabria, Basque. By the time … Continued

Flying in Sweden

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When I first started flying on planes I would always wonder why people weren’t looking out the window more often. I love looking at the earth from above. Even used to spend hours on Google Earth when I was younger. … Continued

Sadness, Simplicity and Rainbows

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I’ve been looking at the link between lyrical sadness and musical simplicity. It was in studying Paul William’s Rainbow connection. It’s a hopeful lyric, just like it’s movie opening, inspiring, character defining brother ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’. Rainbow connection is … Continued

To co- or not to write

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Sometimes motivation can kick you right in the chops and make you want to do nothing. I have good days and bad days. I’m such a positive person I don’t like to admit the bad days, let alone talk about … Continued

Backlog

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I have so many songs written… to record. I could do them quickly. I could do them slowly. Do them is the most important thing. March is on the way (that’s a big deal, see last post).  

Febru-very

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It’s a very crazy month. Every February is. January is Australia month, the holiday, the reconnect with family and friends. Feb is back to the grind. Ever had someone decide they couldn’t catch up with you because they were ‘busy’. … Continued

On top of it all

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I’m organised. Since I got back from Australia my left brain has taken over and I am putting things to bed. money is sorted, flat is sorted, gigs are sorted, Inbox is clear. I’m getting back into London rhythms. It’s … Continued

Bye bye Fortress

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I loved my short stint in Fortress. This was a studio with so much history. Loved hanging out in the bar. It became like my local. So many other cool musicians to drink and connect with. But it’s all over. … Continued

Rural Rangemaster

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I was saying to David Carr, long time friend, that coming to his studio to work was relaxing. Rangemaster is in the Dandenong Ranges, East of Melbourne. It’s quiet, charming and atmospheric. Not as much happens in David’s studio as … Continued