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2015/07/23

Latvian Musings

I am back recently from my first tour of Latvia. My musical life continues to pursue its own course, calling from places unchartered to me. I spent some days wandering around Liepāja where I played my last show – an old Baltic coastal city, with a hugely depleted population since Soviet times, and deserted barracks and small ghost towns, sleeping poetically on the town outskirts, skeletons of history, seemingly unsure of their current place. Monuments to another time, adrift.

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2015/06/25

DOCUMENTARY RENTAL

I am very pleased to announce that the first documentary from the series is available to rent on Vimeo On Demand. See the post below for more details.

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2015/04/14

ARRIVAL IN CHINA

This week I continue my guest authorship in part 2 of the series for Nothing But Hope And Passion In it I describe the experience of playing the biggest festival in China – Modern Sky – on my first morning in Beijing, while jet lagged and pretty dam disorientated.

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2015/02/25

TRUSTING SPONTANEITY IN KAMPALA

A life lesson in spontaneity, returning to Kampala after 13 years and unexpected connections with some genius characters and talents….

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2015/02/15

Alchemy in Nairobi

Some thoughts on the capacity of music to break down barriers, accepting what reality gives you, and 5 shows in a new city…

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2015/02/09

SAYING YES TO LIFE

We deconstruct to reform. We break down to rebuild. We fragment to become more whole than we had previously been. Thoughts while hiking to the summit of Mt Suswa, Kenya …

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2015/01/27

Bagamoyo & the Importance of the Unknown

We step into the unknown because it has the power to transform us, because we know we are not complete until the world has tested our reaction to adversity or the challenges it throws up….some thoughts on traveling to Bagamoyo to meet the great Gogo musician Msafiri Zawose…..

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2015/01/24

Dar Es Salaam & Managing Your Mind

Some notes on the extremities of human experience, the different characteristics of aloneness and the challenge of following a disco band with a solo acoustic set….

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