Furious Typing

Since the advent of sampling life has been hard for the typist wanting to make their way in popular music and whilst the digital version is convenient it can’t match the feel, warmth and variation that can be attained from the real thing

And whilst on the subject of great Billy Fury b-sides and like most of his early recordings written by himself.

Have always imagined that Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds would do a good version of this.

Incidentally the story is that the Beatles (or Silver Beetles as they were at the time) would have been his backing band if they’d been prepared to fire Stuart Sutcliffe but that may be a later invention.

Stuart Sutcliffe sat, playing bass, with George Harrions in the background Photograph By Astrid Kirchherr



They really ought to introduce some sort of test people would have to pass before they’re allowed to drive a car.


Agile Caretaking

There are many ways to describe adapting to circumstances whether because of unexpected events or poor planning. By the seat of the pants, wing it, off the cuff, and play it by ear being popular examples.

But for my particular style of last minute making it up as I go along I’ve introduced the phrase Agile Caretaking’ thus making me cutting edge rather than lacking preparation.


Soup Of The Day

Come with me, if you will, on a journey through time - back to the Primordial swamps whence all life sprang forth .


There is a school of thought

…that I should be in bed rather than standing outside recording the local inhabitants.

Sound Effects

Te Aviso, Te Anuncio

It would be difficult to argue that Shakira put a foot wrong between Dónde Están Los Ladrones? and the Fijación Oral albums but being dragged into the Diva business and inevitable celebrity collaborations may have been good for sales but something seems to have been lost along the way.

Hobby Horse