December 2, 2018

Two recent events have made me feel uncomfortable about the later-years baby-boomer heritage I share with my generation: Nigel Farage left a comment on my youtube channel recommending an honour for Steve Hackett, the subject of a filmed interview I did with my friend t...

December 1, 2018

Released June 16th, 1967. Highest chart placing: No 6

Between November 1966 and September 1967 John Lennon wrote three extraordinary songs that would explore the outer limits of British 20th century pop music: Strawberry Fields Forever, A Day in the Life and I Am the Wa...

June 25, 2018

18 questions for



From the International Times 2015 archive, on the eve of the release of Jetsream Sunset. Thomas has a new album, All That Heaven Allows, out now, and he is out on tour. See his tour dates here

Watch the video we made together for It's...

May 29, 2018


Robyn Hitchcock is one of those names that has cropped up again and again in my life.

Many years ago I was asked to contribute to a Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd tribute CD. My band would pick a...

May 22, 2018


philosophical meanderings from a Norwegian in Brazil

Practical note: I have added links to articles and videos throughout so you can delve deeper and check what I am referencing holds true, while some are more fun/inspiring nuggets.


' is the Hotel at the height of its powers, all lights flashing and all services on display' - David Erdos.

Walking to Babylon is a career-spanning album by cult South Coast band Comet Hotel. More than just a standard best-of, Babylon shows the band’s eclecticism...

November 15, 2017

Column 258 at Grow, Hackney, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN

Thursday November 23rd. 7-11pm.

Experimental alt groove band Column 258 will be appearing at Grow, Hackney on Thursday November 23rd as a part of their winter tour to celebrate the launch of th...

November 1, 2017

Everything about this break-out hit for the UK's Roxy Music, released in August 1972, screamed art school!  The clothes, the make-up, the glam posturing, the outsider chic, Bryan Ferry's rather-too-studied cool - and the fade-up intro, played on a VCS3 synthesiser by B...

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