Yesterday morning I was getting coffee. This is not news. I turned from the counter and bumped into a girl. I had not seen her there and I had also not seen her in two years. Let me take you back. Fathom this out. Three years ago, I trekked the Grand Canyon for charity (don’t … More Running into the past.
Note: This post is full of spoilers for the films featured. Consider this fair warning. Earlier this year I put together my list of Desert Island Discs, to save me having to go on Radio 4 and discuss them in person. You know me, I don’t like to leave my flat without good cause. This … More Desert Island Films.
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate George Harrison? I’m sat watching Living in the Material World for the I-don’t-know-how-many-th time and I just adore him and everything that he was about. What an incredible talent and a great man.
I kept hearing this song. I knew I didn’t know the title but there was no doubt in my mind that I knew exactly who it was by. Daniel Johnston. Johnston is an American singer-songwriter, artist, musician and outsider who seems to collect a certain type of fan. I include myself in that number. I … More The Story Of A Daniel.
Last weekend, in a move that can only be described as ‘trying to find material for a book’, I went to Amsterdam with my dad and two brothers. It was Father’s Day and he’s also due to get married in August so it was a joint stag/Father’s Day treat for him. The greatest joy was … More Amsterdam it all to hell.
I didn’t know Anthony Bourdain. I don’t claim to. I can’t imagine what his friends and family have been going through in the last couple of weeks. It just served as a reminder that despite having the life that a lot of us are striving towards, ithe black dog doesn’t stop barking at the door. … More Bourdain.
A month ago my very fine friend Sam Sexton mentioned the pair of us starting work on a podcast together. Tonight we are recording our fifth episode and the feedback to it so far has been fantastic. Sam and I met several years ago through Danny and ended up forced into performing improvised comedy together. … More Do You Wanna Build A Podcast?