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the general everyday and what goes on, in our minds and out of them

This ain’t rock ‘n’ roll…this is genocide!

On 6 Music, they’re doing Grand Redesigns – album covers reimagined. I did Diamond Dogs by Bowie. I’ve only just heard it for the first time and I love it! Full of really great songs. So here’s my re-imagined cover:



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Pants On Fire

So I made a card, did some practicing and was going to go out and play, and then…

I didn’t.

Damn that double standards man!

Bowie will return!

545196_10151191481692064_1077977282_nApparently, this film needs a distributor in order for it to make it to the cinema! Surely there must be a small army of fans who are getting desperate. I know four (of which I am one).

C’mon someone with money, I know we’re in a slump right now but the world needs a dose of Before Midnight!

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Memories Fold

Memories fold and tear at the edges, some disappear completely. The actual, precise moment you do something is real and potent and yet no sooner have they passed than they get dog-eared and forgotten. A letter or a ticket stub may bring some back fleetingly but now is all we really have.

Think on that if you’re doing something abysmally boring.

I’m listening to Thomas Newman’s soundtrack for The Help. He’s my favourite film composer. When I make my film, I shall have him do the music. He makes music that makes me feel like I’m on another planet…or like I can hardly breathe…in a good way.

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Wouldn’t it be good…

On Monday the 12th of November I played Camden and it was delightful. Had a very good time with John and Tim, silly, fun, fab. Uncharacteristically, I messed up a good half a dozen chords this Monday during Life On Mars? but did the first song perfectly. Not impressed. Won’t happen again!


Camden Bar, 12th November 2012

Without Words

Hello Sensitive

Life On Mars?

Camden Bar, 19th November 2012

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Without Words

Life On Mars?


I feel incredibly conscious of the fact that I haven’t got any music to get out there. There are a number of constraints of which I can do nothing. Time is getting eaten like an apple. I can’t pay for studio time – I simply can’t afford it. My energy levels are non-existent. But on the plus side, new songs are coming thick and fast. I did record one which I was pleased with, may put it up soon.

I also have an idea for another project but it would have to rely on the goodwill of a studio to give us their time in return for the biggest shout out I could possibly give for their services to be used by everyone. Anyone know of anyone who is desperate to lend a studio for the good of the ears of the people? Let me know.

And finally, I have new music coming, I conservatively estimate it may be shiny, new, finished and listenable by January but I’ll keep you posted.
Whoops, and finally finally, I have at last found a favourite film of the year, and so have my friends I saw it with: Ruby Sparks!


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Double Acts I Like

Adam & Joe

Morcambe & Wise

Rhubarb & Custard

Marc Almond & David Ball

Simon Pegg & Nick Frost

Itchy & Scratchy

The Doctor & Sarah Jane

Hammer & Tongs

Richie Rich & Eddie Catflap

Everything But The Girl

Simon Pegg & Jessica Stevenson

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September Sing #15

Beard just before the Nelson on Sunday!

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Hello to Jason Isaacs

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