On Sunday night a massive electrical / thunder storm hit the South Eastern chunk of the UK. I'd be watching it build for a while over Northern France but had resigned myself to it doing its usual 'thing' and skirting to the West or East of us.Read More
At the tail end of last year I was skittering wildly like a doe on ice, raging against what I saw as the dying of the light. I was angry, bitter and overwhelmed by changes in my professional life and had no idea where to turn next. I felt overwhelmed, undervalued....Read More
Twenty five years deep, honing my skills, paying my bills & I'm exhausted from the hustle.
Regurgitated beats, sounds, the churning xerox of another rehashed idea, served with hipster garnish to a diminishing count of newcomers.Read More
I began using Facebook over 9 years ago now when they took over the reigns from MySpace as the go-to hub for online community-building and marketing. They quickly began to feel like the mothership, a huge, vast, global sponge that absorbed everything in it's path. Aside from their lack of music player implementation, what appealed as a user was their sleek and easy-to-use interface and the under-one roof nature of their site.Read More
I remember it clear as day …
the warm, beige, patterned carpets; the passive squeal of the luggage carts; hollow-eyed travellers straining their eyes at the endless zeroes and ones of the departures board.Read More
The music industry would be so much better if it wasn't an 'industry' at all - if it valued uniqueness over commerce, over seasonal treadmills, over haircuts & handshakes, backhanders & bores. It feels like the world of electronic music is stuck in a rut of it's own making, with franchises and corporate management draining any 'art' from the art. The blind leading the blind.Read More