Category Writing

What’s that? The sun.

It’s been a long time coming. We knew it was there. Then, behold – a miracle! The sun finally blessed us with its presence. Hoorah! Out comes the pale flesh and away goes the winter wardrobe. I can’t tell you how much happier I feel when the sun is shining. Any lights really – fairy […]

Music is a vehicle. Love is the engine.

I’ve been camping in Kent. I’m nursing some humming bites in hard to reach places. Driving back got me thinking. Not everything is about music. Sometimes I forget this. Sometimes I forget why I am doing it. Some people ask me if I’d like to be famous. No. That’s not it. I’m quite happy writing […]

Let the lyrics do the talking.

When I wrote the lyric ‘How we pull ourselves, from under the darkness that takes over us, some days…’ (Stone, Happiness + Victory, 2008) I wrote from real experience, a real day. Today was one of those days. Just when things begin to crack and threaten to fall apart, testing our values and rocking our […]

Some of us Work in Spirals.

I do. As I lay the guitar on the carpet after checking the battery for tomorrow’s gig, I go to the open folder and begin hole punching papers. I spy the bedroom/office floor is decorated with a trail of efforts and attempts of this nature. This is how I work. I have given up resisting […]

Week One of 2012: Hurricanes and Drought

A blustery start to the year – flying roof tiles, cracking trees and the recycling had its own party on the street – welcome 2012! Not like a Brit to bang on about the weather? I couldn’t resist. Regardless, somehow it has been a fairly productive start to the year with new gigs booked and […]

Angels in the North.

The clocks went back, I travelled a few hundred miles North, Halloween came and went and now it’s November. Surely time to rest up? Alas, work to complete the album continues as new songs beg to be born. I’ve come to realise my life is not the norm. I’ve been catching up with old friends […]

Harvesting. Not just for Farmers.

I’m ready to embark on another journey – up North! I’m so excited. Partly as it involves a train ride – which is the perfect opportunity to write, think and work. The other reason for delighting in the trip is to see friends and spend time in good company. The last time I went to […]

Time and Other Unspeakable Things.

Today I’m heading to the studio to record more vocals. Every step brings the album a little closer to completion. I began recording in April. When you begin making an album, you begin with songs, intention and a vision. All of these things are unrelated to time. They simply take as long as they take. […]

Making Sense of Everything.

I’m settling back into UK mode now. Yesterday I had a great meeting with Simon Janes of Homesick Recording Studios in Hove. Now it’s all about finishing the album – Inner World – which is sounding great! Before I left for my US Tour we produced a preview promo, showcasing four of the forthcoming tracks. […]

Feels Like Home.

There are woods at my back. I just saw my first baby squirrel. I’m here catching up with y’all – sharing my news. I’ve been playing everywhere I can. To get my music heard. Time is now pressing on, whereas it felt like a long stretch ahead – now it is nearing completion and soon […]