Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run

I’ve just finished reading Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography Born To Run. It’s a strong book, as strong as his best songs. That same mix of drama, fervent belief, bluster and a sense of the ridiculous that marks his live show is here in every chapter. Perhaps surprisingly it leaves you with a strong sense of what […]

Pete Townshend: Who I Am

I’ve been reading this a little at a time over the last week or two.  It’s a strange one.  Unlike, say Dylan or Keith Richard’s autobiographies, there’s no flamboyant writerly style in this book.  The prose is almost mundane in places, which is surprising given the skill and dedication of its author.  That’s not to […]

A pointed stick

A recognised tool in the 'spiritual growth' parlance, and in commonsense too, is the 'pointed stick' – where you willingly take on something that makes you uncomfortable. Mine this morning was to buy a book called 'The Cult of the Amateur: how today's internet is killing our culture …etc'.  I picked it up, leafed through […]


Listening again and again to the Beatles Love.  I thought it would be good but not that good. As others have said it makes songs you’ve grown up with and examined to death sound fresh and vibrant. The ‘mashing’ of bits of one song into another is done with care and, in most cases, restraint. […]

18/12/06 Cookin’

The fabby musicians recipe book Cookin is now out! Remember it’s for a good cause with 100% of the £10.00 cover price going to the charity "Special Needs Information Point" If you would like to get copies please see the web page: