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Signs of the Times 2: Hornsea Present

Or, as Morrissey called it, The Seaside Town They Forgot To Close Down. For some reason (apparently the fish and chips), we keep going back there. While I was in...
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Signs of the Times 1: Yorkshire Past

Just back from two lovely weeks in the UK. (Lovely apart from the weather which, even by the standards of my childhood, was particularly wet and windy. Fortunately I went...
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On Vacation

As some of you may have twigged, I’m in the UK right now and whereas, in the past, I have posted heavily and frequently on my travels, this week has...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie together

While researching my book I came across this Down Home Radio Site, which last year dug up – for the first time since its original broadcast in 1940 – a...
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I Can’t Pull All-Nighters Any More

At least not for writing. I used to pull them all the time, to finish off issues of Jamming! And I think I pulled them all the way up to...
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Too Stupid To Know Better

As a writer, I’m allowed to embellish: it’s called poetic license. I do occasionally exercise these rites while penning my posts. But as regards my last missive, about this year’s...
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The Things We Do For Love (Like Running in the Rain)…

Of all the crazy things I’ve done in life – and there have been a few – participating in yesterday’s Escarpment Trail Run has to rank among the craziest. When,...
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The iJamming! Weekly Download: City Reverb

My good friend Chris Coco has himself a new musical project, City Reverb, which will be releasing its debut album, Lost City Folk, in September. If you don’t know Chris...
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