Where the hell have you been?

Where have I been?  What have I been up to?  Why haven't I kept up my blog? You know what?  In the unforgettable words of Chris Thompson of Mannfred Man's Earth Band...

Updating the Website!

Yes, I know, I haven't updated my site since 2014.. I'm on it.   I'll let you know when it's done. However, do feel free to read the old stuff - some of it's quite...

The First Thing I Saw In...

Touring isn't nearly as glamourous as most people think.  Whilst a tour itinerary might feature the most enticing of the world's cities, as a member of a touring party it's rare...

Frank Gehry's Dusseldorf Zollhof

I love the fact that this building tryptych was even considered for planning, let alone actually built in Dusseldorf, next to the Rhine.  I am a big fan of daring, bold architecture, and it...

The Cinema At The End Of The Universe

Douglas Adams’ incredible four book trilogy ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ tells the story of antihero Arthur Dent’s adventures as he unwittingly hurtles...

In Search of Space

I am a great advocate of the concept of space in audio.  Let me explain.  Everywhere you look in the world of sound, space is associated with it in some way or other.  The obvious...

On Kate Bush

Before The Dawn, Hammersmith September 2014   It takes a lot to get me seriously excited these days.  My 55 years on this planet, 60% of which have been in the audio industry, have...

Priorities

Sound engineers love nothing more than thinking they know best, and an innate part of that is having some strong opinions on equipment, and none more contentious than those on loudspeaker...

Freedom of Choice?

At a recent product launch, I was privileged to be behind a very lovely Digico SD5 mixing console.  The console, on loan from the delightful, but often quite drunk people at Digico, formed a...

Fathom, a truly unique sonic event

My home city of Plymouth is in some ways the land that time forgot – it is both beautiful and ugly, rich and very poor, and in the eyes of the shortsighted, too far away from anywhere. But it...

Stand and Deliver

PLASA is, as most will know, the self-appointed most important exhibition for the professional lighting and sound industry in the UK, although you’d be hard pushed to believe it in 2013,...

Summer of '14 - PART 2

Episode 2 Summer of ’14 – posh, eclectic and just plain muddy Huge thanks to Sarah Rushton-Read of The Fifth Estate for the amazing Glastonbury images Well I survived. ...

Summer of '14 - PART 1

An edited version of this piece first appeared in Pro Sound News Europe July 2014 edition.   The Summer of ‘14 Doesn’t have the same ring to it as the ‘Summer of...

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