In recent months there have been a number of changes in my life. I find myself drawn to taking advice from other people as if it is gospel. What I really wanted was some advice for myself that I can turn to and so I created the below list. It is by no means complete … Continue reading Advice for life.
For the past few months my life has been consumed by thoughts of Hank Moody, the foul-mouthed, womanising, near-alcoholic anti-hero at the centre of Showtime's Californication. From the start I was hooked and have told almost everyone I have since been in touch with that it is indeed the series of the gods. What Californication … Continue reading Californication.
In the summer of 2006 I was in my friend's car. It was the kind of warm that in retrospect you can never recall surviving through. He put on an album that he told me I was wrong. It opened a door that it was impossible to close. That album was I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning … Continue reading Obersting at the seams.
I often write about the smorgasbord of talent that Southend and the surrounding areas has to offer. It seems that all of my friends do a thing whether it be music, art, poetry, stand up, juggling, improv, DJing, yoga, script-writing or anything else. What an incredible thing Village Green is therefore for being able to … Continue reading Village Green ’14
On a walk to school in 2003 my friend Mike bought a copy of the NME. On the cover was a bulb-eyed, shaven-headed young man who was apparently the coolest thing that had happened that week. His name was Peter Doherty. He had been arrested for stealing from his bandmate's flat while they were on … Continue reading The Libertines – Hyde Park.
Last night I was fortunate enough to see one of my favourite and one of the most interesting, exciting and innovative live bands of modern times play the last gig of their world tour. I wasn't lucky enough to pay just £2.50 for the privilege but that is another story for another time. The first … Continue reading Arcade Fire – Hyde Park.