Mundane Science Fiction – taking the fantasy out of the future

Ok, so I’m a music writer first and foremost. The vast majority of my posts are firmly in the Music or Music Therapy camps. However, I do occasionally venture away from music and enter the wider world, focusing on my other favourite subjects: history, politics, travel and of course, books (you can see the latestContinue reading “Mundane Science Fiction – taking the fantasy out of the future”

Ten guitarists who influenced my playing, in pictures

This is one of those exercises / challenges which circulates around Facebook from time to time (much like the one which inspired a previous post about ten albums which inspired me). This one asked guitarists to post photographs of ten guitar players who had been the greatest influence on their own playing. I find theseContinue reading “Ten guitarists who influenced my playing, in pictures”

Want your music to be heard? Pick a genre!

I love artists who create works that cross the boundaries of genre, style, and in some cases, medium. Most people do. Others, of course, are faithful purists to their favourite genre. But for the rest of us who take our influences from all manner of avenues, how do we categorise our music? There’s a goodContinue reading “Want your music to be heard? Pick a genre!”