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Festivals, Socrates and me - As you read this, I will be luxuriating in a birthday hot tub, knocking back cheap fizz, encrusted in glitter and hairspray. Where will I be lapping up such luxuries? … Continue Reading Festivals, Socrates and me
The mixtape is dead. Long live the mixtape! - It all started with Lee Davies*, on our annual church coach trip to the seaside, sometime in the early 90s. “Here, have a listen to this”, he enthusiastically commanded, shoving … Continue Reading The mixtape is dead. Long live the mixtape!
On finding my green fingers… - This column first appeared in The Western Mail on Saturday 22nd June 2019. As a kid, I’d watch my parents spend hours making up hanging baskets together. They’d sit on … Continue Reading On finding my green fingers…
Harder now that it’s over: An open letter to Ryan Adams - Dear Ryan, I’m not in the habit of writing open letters to famous singer-songwriters who will never read them. But I’ve been feeling so angry, and disappointed, today. Actually, disappointed … Continue Reading Harder now that it’s over: An open letter to Ryan Adams
The seven deadly sins of online dating - Here’s a little something I wrote for the Western Mail magazine on the seven deadly sins of online dating. Thanks to all my equally permanently perturbed female friends who chipped … Continue Reading The seven deadly sins of online dating
On breaking up with my phone… - It’s the longest relationship I’ve ever had. Whether it’s been a healthy relationship is another thing. But my iPhone has been a prominent feature of my life for 10 years … Continue Reading On breaking up with my phone…
Yay Paree: Or how I fell in love with the city of lights… - “You must REALLY love Paris to keep coming here alone”. So says Pierre (what else would he be called?), sat next to me on the Cardiff – Charles De Gaulle … Continue Reading Yay Paree: Or how I fell in love with the city of lights…
It’s official. We live in a “post-truth” era. - I’m sad to say that public relations has had a part to play in creating this mess. While the industry has taken positive steps to embrace transparency, we can’t pretend we’re not part of the problem.
On Trump - “Nobody respects women more than me” he said in the first Presidential Debate.
Review: Michael Kiwanuka, Tramshed, Cardiff – 17.10.2016 - It’s a treat to watch an act of this stature in this great venue, but I doubt we’ll see him back here again, as bigger things surely beckon.