Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

Category: music

Dead Flag Blues

Old flags hanging

Winding my way around the backstreets near Holborn Viaduct I came across a trade entrance to one of the buildings that loomed above me.  Read the rest of this entry »

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I hope I can quickly learn the language

In my early teenage years I would read Melody Maker and listen to John Peel, trying to piece together all this music out there, all this music that didn’t appear on Top of the Pops, that wasn’t piped through the supermarket speakers, that wasn’t in my parents’ record collection. Read the rest of this entry »

Selenography

Bad photo of the moon

“A white moon appears like a hole in the sky”

Bye Bye Pride, The Go-Betweens

I leave home and it still feels like night. The moon looms large. I make my way towards the station, and towards the moon. There are a few other people on the street, but nobody seems startled by the size of the shape in the sky. Read the rest of this entry »

Reggae and ‘Rain’ in Abbey Wood

Bruce Ruffin - Rain

There is a particularly interesting Kickstarter project looking for funds to produce a book that retraces classic reggae record sleeve photographs taken in London. Glancing through all the recreations, where the original cover is held up in front of the scene now, one site looked familiar. Read the rest of this entry »

Go watch the geek

I’m pretty sure there is no need for any more words on the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. That won’t stop (m)any of us. Read the rest of this entry »