year of the pig

I am told that it is Chinese New Year tomorrow and that they will be welcoming in the year of the pig! This morning held the first taste of spring …

The Raft

I just discovered this recent work by Joel Peter Witkin. I have been a fan for around 20 years but I hadn’t really thought about him in a while. His …

Impulse Response

I find the theoretical algorhythmic egghead end of the abstract music business problematic on many levels, but today I came across (and ordered straightaway) Jacob Kirkegaard’s 4 Rooms. Explicitly political, …

Taedium Vitae

Couldn’t sleep at all last night. The wind was howling round the house on Big Hill and I just couldn’t get my heart to slow down. With my son in …

Under the veil of pain

Just as I thought I was getting on top of my back problems through a heady and punishing regime of yoga, resistance and physio… I reached for a petrol pump …

Can you smell snow?

I can smell snow. I can taste it in the night air as I step off the train in this little station in the middle of nowhere. I am going …

Wanderlust addressed

I indicated a short while back that my brain and senses were twitching with what I could only assume was the first stirring of this year’s wanderlust. in the short …

East is the beast

There has been an intriguing series of documentaries on British television regarding the “importance” of the part played on modern western culture by the American west coast.All that footage of …