Torture

The wind has been blowing hard around the House on Big Hill for almost a week now. I am now finding the sound of the gusts whistling around the roof …

To build a fire

As muttered previously, I have thrown all that is familiar up in the air like it was a bad habit. Gone is the familiar path from Wavelab to Cubase to …

To a louse…

Let us not kid ourselves that the “scene” was untainted. The noise, as ever, is beautiful – but check out the dancing and wonder whether you – yes you – …

Desideratum

Ludwig van Beethoven: music is the electric soil in which the spirit lives, thinks, and invents HG began a new piece of work last year called Black Paper after we …

Shoot the pianist!

For some reason this morning I am haunted by an old memory of a place. Ever get that? The sense of a place comes up from your memory so crisp …

An old acquaintance

My son was in the back of the car last night. It was bitterly cold and the sky was, at last, clear. Suddenly he cried “Moon, Daddy – look. Moon!”His …

End of year report

Usually, I would expect to end the year s quietly as possible hiding low with a glass of port, a roaring fire, and a friend or two. This year, however, …

Beyond Belief

No – not a clumsy reference to the Emlyn Williams book, or a glancing reference to the current media killer-feeding-frenzy preoccupying the UK at the moment (How did they find …

Gossip by the Well

The very lovely Clodagh pointed me in the direction of this website, suggesting it might remind me of living in NYC, and that it was a good place to “Collect …

entertainment culture

The MySpace phenomenon continues to scale ever new heights of all that is bizarre…A couple of days ago i got a friend add request from “international supermodel Naomi Campbell” Human …