Why is there so much poetry in my blogs now?

You might have noticed that recent posts have featured poems (especially Haiku) rather than my usual guitar or music-related topics. Well, you don’t have to worry about this site turning away from it’s main focus. For one thing, my efforts aren’t very good! Yet, in these uncertain times, I find myself composing small poems inContinue reading “Why is there so much poetry in my blogs now?”

Lessons learned from lockdown

This year has seen the most use of the word ‘unprecedented’ that I have ever seen, and probably for good reason. Do what you can now, and if you can’t do it now, plan for later Getting started on something can often be hard. During lockdown, I’ve found myself exhausted after a full day ofContinue reading “Lessons learned from lockdown”

Hareshaw Lin & coins in trees

At the weekend, we went up to Hareshaw Lin in Bellingham for a walk. It was lovely exploring this northwestern corner of Northumberland, following the short walk (less than two miles), along the ruins of a former iron foundry on the North River Tyne, to a waterfall (the Lin, in Old English). On our route,Continue reading “Hareshaw Lin & coins in trees”

New projects, despite lockdown

As well as using Twitter to announce new projects, or update people on ongoing ones, I sometimes reminisce about ones from years ago, such as this one… For some reason, I kept thinking of this, and on top of everything else I have planned (post-COVID), I’d quite like to explore what a power trio canContinue reading “New projects, despite lockdown”

Gig in a garden

It’s been five months, almost to the day, since my last live performance in March. That’s the longest I’ve gone without playing live in my entire adult life, let alone career. It felt like the right time to get The Nick Gladdish Band around for a outdoor rehearsal in my garden in Northumberland. Last SaturdayContinue reading “Gig in a garden”

A year of reading: magazines & periodicals

I’ve mentioned in my ongoing year of books series how I’ve actually had little time to read this year. The current COVID19 pandemic has affected my work and home life in a way that seems to have slowed down the rate I was getting through my (always increasing) to-read pile. However, alongside my book listContinue reading “A year of reading: magazines & periodicals”