I like taking photographs

Today’s reflection on ‘stuff I like to do’ is about photography. Like going record shopping, taking photos has sort of become my ‘thing’. Unlike going record shopping, this is a fairly recent development, and I had a pretty steep learning...

Sunday Photo Walk

I’ve been doing a beginners photography course recently at Matt & Pete’s Photo School, which has been loads of fun and I feel like I’m learning lots and improving rapidly. Tomorrow night that comes to an end for me – though I suspect...

Jetlag

I’m back from New Zealand, where I had a fantastic time doing all sorts of interesting things. I gave two presentations, did three radio shows, met up with friends and family, attended a couple of industry events, visited several cafes, interviewed half a dozen...

Grime etiquette

I went to see 8 sixteen 32 at the Birmingham Rep Theatre with Bobbie and her mum, who is staying with us on her way back to New Zealand. It was an amazing performance – four Grime artists trying to make it to the big time. We were there because my friend and...

Visiting Tony Levin

Tim and I went to visit legendary UK jazz drummer Tony Levin at his home in Church Stretton today. We’re keen to work with him on an online jazz project, and this was an initial conversation to get the ball rolling. Tony runs a semi-regular jazz club at the...