One week later, Brian shows me how it’s done

One week later, Brian shows me how it’s done

[Video link] Last week, Brian from UB40 came along to the Hare and Hounds to look over my shoulder and get a few jazz DJ-ing tips so that he can fill in for me while I’m away in May. This week, he came back armed with some music of his own, and gave me a much...
What’s the big idea, Geoff?

What’s the big idea, Geoff?

I was cycling home through the streets of Digbeth today, taking a few shots along the way of the ever-changing street art, when I bumped into local music industry chap Geoff Pearce. We got chatting about what he’s up to at the moment, which amounts to an...
It’s a cut-throat business

It’s a cut-throat business

I had a shave today. It had been a while since I had a shave – well over a week. And while my efforts at making a beard in that small amount of time are reasonably feeble, it was far more of a beard than I usually have. But the more I grew it, the less I wanted...

Alternative Dubstep Orchestra

My friend John Mostyn has a recording studio just down the road. He lives upstairs, and can usually be found making stir-fries and risottos while the musicians and engineers get on with their business. The other day he invited Jake and I over to visit because there...
Change of scenery

Change of scenery

I’ve been travelling a bit this past week. I went back to Brazil, to speak at the Feira Música Brasil in Belo Horizonte. Met some very nice people, ate some good food, and bought some cheap and interesting records. I’ve come back to a proper winter....