A year in music

Here’s a list of songs that generally summed up 2014 (in chronological order). There’s more, but that’s mostly classical and for another day. Ambrose & His Orchestra – A Little Kiss Each Morning Home studio days, tea, nature, sunny mornings, trips to Oxfam and Oxford. St. Vincent – Digital Witness I wondered why nobody knew about […]

Love Sponge

  Can you love a household sponge? Do you love her lunge and plunge? Can you like the way she wipes? The table tops, the megabytes. Can this be or not to be? They’re a sponge and you’re the sea Yes it can and yes I do It all soaks up my love for you! […]


Last night, Matthew, I became George Harrison for an hour or two. It felt good. I bend the strings in similar places, pull similar gently weeping faces, weave up and down the trellis like Jon and Vangelis. Pink panthers in pursuit of the finely tailored suit. We weave a pretty similar parachute. I doubt I […]

Silent Movie

Popped up to London for a haircut. Redchurch St – neat neat neat. Lovely lunch at the Albion Cafe – sunny. Went to buy some drum sticks in Shillingford St – brushes and hotrods. Screen On The Green for a super mean but supremely well made film – Blue Ruin. Back to the little blue […]

Favourite days

Favourite days are sunny days – rare as rice pudding here in the UK – but appreciated like precious jewels. I know sunshine’s on the inside (as Denholm Elliott’s Mr Emerson pounds into his chest with a fork in A Room With A View). It’s easy to say from the land of the sunflowers, but […]

Happy Holidays

A lovely reunion in Key West with Mr Ian Shaw. Great to see him! I made Kite with Ian when we were just a pair of nineties nippers. Now things have channelled beautifully and we both have twitters More fun vicars! To be flap packing my merry way around the bars and cafés of Hemmingway […]