My own record shop

I’ve always wanted to have a record shop. I don’t want to sell the music, necessarily – I just like the idea of being surrounded by all those records, talking to the people who come in about albums I like, listening to music, reading books during the...

Unpopular in Helsinki

River of ice outside the hotel I’ve spent the last few days in Helsinki at a music industry conference called Is This It. Since I’m not that great at mingling (or at least, slow to start), I brought my laptop down to the first networking breakfast session...

The last days of Jibbering

Click to play Today, I went to Jibbering Records in Moseley for probably the last time. They close in a week – but I’m off to NZ on Monday evening, and unless I get a chance to pop in during the day on Monday for one final cafetiere and a browse through...

Twhisky and Twavel

After the relatively slow start to 2009, and the lovely, restful Christmas break, I’ve started organising things for the year, and as I start booking things in, it looks like a pretty busy one. In fact… the past week or so has meant a rapid takeoff in the...