Monthly Archives: April 2008

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A very British Birthday Brunch

Heinz baked Beans on toast with HP sauce, Boddingtons and Sam Smiths and Newcastle Brown, angel cake with strawberries, Rose’s chocolates, Walkers’ shortbread, elderberry cordial, home-made scones, imported Wensleydale and...
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Phoenicia Rocks! (Mildly)

It’s not every day the people of Phoenicia, our local little country village, are treated to a gig by a former member of Swell Maps and the Television Personalities. So...
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Earth Day, A Day Late

(Was all set to sit down and write this yesterday but our Noel took a freefall down the stairs and we had the parental fun of rushing him off to...
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Great DJ #3: DJHistory.com

In researching my book’s chapter on what, for want of a better term, I’ll call the “disco” movement of the early 1970s in New York City, I have – had...
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Great DJ#2: Our Noel

As I’ve mentioned before, our 3-year old Noel seems to have inherited his dad’s obsession with music. A quick example: Thursday morning, I got him out of bed (my turn...
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Great DJ #1: the Ting Tings

My favorite new song of the last few weeks – apart from welcome comebacks to form from R.E.M. and James – has been “Great DJ” by the Ting Tings. An...
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Weekend Wines

My brother was visiting this weekend and, for the first time in a month, I wasn’t racing on a Sunday morning. Time to open some wine! Friday night they came...
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Where Did The Future Go?

This past weekend I found myself returning to the Carbon/Silicon album The Last Post, blasting it through the house for a welcome dose of uplifting reality. For some oddly serendipitous...
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