Cover of Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android”

6 December 2017

Paranoid Android

I always wanted to learn this song beginning to end but never got past the first part, life just usually took over and I’d forget about it. But I still wanted to tackle this challenging song completely on acoustic. 20 years on (Radiohead are releasing a 20th Anniversary Edition of OK Computer on the 23rd…

I always wanted to learn this song beginning to end but never got past the first part, life just usually took over and I’d forget about it. But I still wanted to tackle this…

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Cover of Lisa Hannigan’s “We, The Drowned”

21 April 2017

Cover-Hannigan

A live cover of Lisa Hannigan’s “We, The Drowned”, voice and guitar.

I decided to put my camera and guitar to better use and record this cover of a Lisa Hannigan track. The tuning is 1 1/2 steps down from how she plays it because she…

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Keep The Fire Alight

7 October 2015

Keep The Fire Alight

Bare skin on plastic, a collage of ether dreams, now crystallised.

A 500-word short story I entered for the September CultOfMe┬ácompetition –┬áI didn’t win. I know, scandal.

The brief was to write 500-words or less inspired by the accompanying image. I really enjoyed writing it, and…

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Snowmen

4 September 2015

Snowmen

Rationed voices croak: Not today, I’m saving that tin of something.

Every city, a constellation of sufferers,
As if some artist in the sky
Flicked a paint-soaked brush across the map marking each spot damned.

Down every alley and up and through every high rise
The sound of stomachs…

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A Human Crisis

3 September 2015

A Human Crisis

People. That’s all they are, they are not migrants, they are fellow human beings.

The Jungle in Calais, the island of Kos, the border of Macedonia and Greece – these are all points at which refugees have converged, seeking a better life. Yet our (UK) government’s rhetoric remains…

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