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Moving In the Other Direction.

27th July 2018. When you’ve spent your whole life going in the same direction as the majority, it never occurs to you to look, see and...

After Auntie Joan’s Funeral.

28th January 2018. It seems to make sense to start with the image that keeps coming back to me these last few days. We are in the living...

Finding What You Didn’t Know You Wanted.

6th January 2018. Stating a preference when looking for something might sometimes save you time in finding what you think you want, but...

With Best Wishes ...Your Freelance Colleague.

12th October 2017. Dear and most cherished friends and co-workers in employed positions in the arts and education, I’m writing this to...

Tired.

30th July 2017. Tired of the snobbery. Tired of having to negotiate decent wages and working conditions on every new job. Tired of...

Music as Weather.

24th July 2017. It's to do with the way things change - slowly - sometimes imperceptibly and then sometimes apparently suddenly. How...

Making Music - The Gardening Metaphor.

21st February 2017. I’ve been thinking these last few days how sometimes the way I approach making sound / music is like gardening. The...

Stories From the U.K. 'Benefits' System: 5.

21st October 2016. This story may seem a little melodramatic, written a little too large... but I can guarantee it is simply true. The...

Stories From the U.K. 'Benefits' System: 4.

20th October 2016. 'Good news. This is the last time I'll be in. I'm signing off. I start work on Monday.' 'Congratulations. That's great...

Stories From the U.K. 'Benefits' System: 3.

19th October 2016. 'Well I'm afraid this demonstrates a pattern of unemployment at this time of year that you should have taken into...

Stories From the U.K. 'Benefits' System: 2.

18th October 2016. 'Oh we're not signing-on officers anymore, we're 'Jobsearch Coaches.' 'Oh right - did they give you some coaching...

Stories From the U.K. 'Benefits' System: 1.

17th October 2016. If anyone thinks this story or the story from the film 'I Daniel Blake' is exaggerated or uncommon, think again. I've...

Louange à Léternité de Saint Erik.

17th May 2016. Louange à L'éternité de Saint Erik Upon this 150th anniversary of thy birth All praise to thee Saint Erik Patron of the...

Playing for a Dance Class as Folk Dance.

21st April 2016. I play for more dance classes now than I used to. I was very nervous to begin with, because I'd seen really experienced...