September 18, 2019

Trimmed my beard a few weeks ago and currently look less forbidding. I'd change the image I'm using now ('old man of the sea'/ 'warrior monk') but I don't have a new portrait that matches its power yet . . . a selfie isn't quite the same...

September 13, 2019

Whether live performance will continue to be a part of my life is an unanswered question but as a confirmed, tightly wound perfectionist I say, "Come On Clarity, Get Your Ass Over Here!"

September 11, 2019

I've just finished a 4 year journey of growth (read hard work and serious brain sprain!).

April 20, 2018

How do I find a breath of fresh air? I highly recommend searching for and meeting a small creature to make friends with.

March 22, 2018

what we do is essentially for ourselves - not in any selfish, unpleasant way but as a strategy for engaging with daily life (which can often seem quite mundane).

September 11, 2017

Ben Edsel's vocal is straightforward/unadorned (no extra frills, just the basic melody sung straight), a plain style that gets right to heart of the matter (let's xxxx, girl)

September 6, 2017

The desolate beauty of Bjork's musical 'nordic landscape' . . .

September 6, 2017

Sia's magnificent, heart-rending vocal (echoes of Barbra Streisand/Bonnie Tyler/Meatloaf) soaring above the EDM/electonica influenced track and combined with Maddie Zeigler's astonishing improvised gymnastic dance in the video - ensured Chandelier killed it in...

September 4, 2017

Leonard Cohen's raspy, basso profundo provides the pivotal audio 'hook' in You Want It Darker  - a bleak, lyrically sardonic song from his masterful final album.

September 1, 2017

Bursting from a collective darkness formed of anger/need and unspoken desires - Marilyn Manson's song The Beautiful People is - one of, if not the - defining tracks of the mid to late 90s Industrial/Techno/Steampunk genre.

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