Month: October 2013

  • Five Years

    Five years ago today, my wife left me. I was due to DJ at Big Blue that night as it was Halloween. People had been texting me, excited at dressing up, excited to hear what I’d be playing. I couldn’t let them down. So, heart like a boulder, I packed all my gear up and…

  • US Congress Ignores Drone Victims

    …Rafiq ur Rahman, a drone strike survivor from Pakistan, speaks at a congressional briefing in Washington, DC convened by Rep. Alan Grayson (FL-09). The primary school teacher spoke with his daughter Nabila (9) and son Zubair (13). One year ago, they were injured in the same drone strike that killed their 67-year-old grandmother, Rafiq’s mother,…

  • Why I Left Facebook

    I was an early adopter of Facebook. Well, as early as I could be ~ for ages in the UK, it wasn’t open to everyone. But I did join asap and I was glad to because Rupert Murdoch had just bought MySpace. I even had a little strapline on my Last.fm page which said “I…

  • Avoiding The Unreal

    This morning, another dream about my ex. As ever, the dream seemed more real than my “real” life, the colours more vivid, the sounds crystal and perfect. But the major difference to my waking existence is the deep feeling of being loved and understood that the dream made me remember. I say made because part…

  • White Town – I Don’t Want To Fall In Love Again

    Ladies and gentlemen ~ I present you with the ninth pop video I’ve made for a track from my current album, ‘Monopole.’ This track is an acoustic guitar number and the video stars bff Nat, bro Rich and the special effects makeup was beautifully executed by Rhia. Have a watch and if you like it,…