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There’s No Christmas!

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All Hopped Up and Ready For Your iPod

I don’t expect you to start queuing up to download videos of me talking about my recent book All Hopped Up and Ready To Go: Music from the Streets of...
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I Witness UK #5: Iconic Manchester

Shine Again Manchester. Two landmarks intersected by a note of optimism. (Click on image for larger picture.) November 17, 2010. The entrance to the former Hacienda nightclub – “iconic” it...
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I Witness UK #4: Two views of the South Coast

Brighton at night. 4:53pm, Tuesday November 23rd. Bexhill-on-Sea by day. 1:38pm, Saturday November 25th....
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I Witness UK #3: The Pub

What’s Britain without a pub? The Woolpack, Beverley, Bonfire Night, November 5. Good old-fashioned beer (on tap). The Woolpack, Beverley, Saturday November 20th. Good modern-fashioned beer (on tap) at microbrew...
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I Witness UK #2: The Vegan edition

Eating vegetarian in Britain has never been that difficult. The nation is, after all, the spiritual home of the chip butty, the egg roll, the cucumber sandwich and, so it...
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I Witness UK: The Live Music Edition

1) The Hull Choral Society singing Verdi’s Requiem to a sadly sparse crowd at Hull City Hall, Thursday November 4. My mother is somewhere in the middle row, right hand...
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I Witness: South Coast Snow

Bexhill-on-Sea, Saturday November 27, 1:38pm. Click on photo for larger image....
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