Forests and lakes

Forests and lakes

I’m getting a lot of fresh air at the moment. It’s helping a lot. Every now and then, you need a bit of scenery and oxygen. As you may have picked up, I’m in Sweden. Actually, I’m further north than most people think of when they think of...

A weekend at Floda 31

To the untrained eye, Floda 31 appears to be a series of about half a dozen old farmhouses and barns on a large plot of land overlooking a forest. In reality, it’s a multidisciplinary design research facility. Birmingham-born Rich Holland and his Dutch partner...

Morning in Málaga

I deliberately woke up early to catch the sunrise in Málaga today. I’m not here for long, and I want to see a little bit of it, so I think a walk before breakfast might be in order. That view above is from my hotel room. You can smell the sea from here....

The roller coaster slows to a stop – and nobody gets off

This was going to be a tweet. But it ran a little long. So I started writing it as a Facebook post. That ran over as well. So instead – this status update has to be a blog post: Got home late last night. Been right around the world and organised a couple of...
Occupy Music: behind the scenes

Occupy Music: behind the scenes

As I write this, I’m on my way to Brazil to shoot a documentary film called ‘Occupy Music‘ (working title). It’s about Fora do Eixo – a cooperative and collaborative system for independent music that incorporates 200 cities, 30,000...

Speaking at music events: The Uganda edition

I just spent a week in Jinja, Uganda, speaking as part of the Doadoa East African Performing Arts Market. I gave a presentation about music marketing. It was, it has to be said, a very different presentation about music marketing than the one I gave at the Cheltenham...