Brian Eno’s wonderful 1995 diaries A Year with Swollen Appendices (finally back in print) offer an endless wealth of wit and inspiring ideas, and a fascinating snapshot of a past world that is both recent and long, long gone.
We could be heroes. Just for one day? The coronavirus pandemic raises questions about how we treat those we call heroes at the frontline of the crisis.
What’s the biggest leap into the unknown that you have ever taken? Is there a leap in life that you would like to take?
An interview with Kirsten Shiel – a phenomenal Dublin-based artist, art director and illustrator.
Gentle reader: What has been a-floating your metaphorical boat so far in 2018? Welcome to my first SaturdaySix – a monthly round-up of six things that have given me a kick or got me thinking in one way or another. I would love to know what’s inspiring you right now. Please get in touch and […]
“Ideas arrive at such a speed, it’s like watching a fast-motion film of a flower blossom.” This is Brian Eno describing what it was like to work with David Bowie. Creativity was a never-ending torrent. The search for inspiration was a constant. There was and is too much going on in Bowie’s world to view […]
Gentle reader, do you realise how many great people have their birthday today (Sunday 8 January 2017)? This post is a quick celebration of three such great folks – Elvis Presley, David Bowie and Laurie Ruettimann – and of new life, change and difference. The King Astonishingly, today would have been Elvis Presley’s 81st birthday. […]
If you had to pick seven songs from this year or yesteryear that have meant the world to you in 2016, what would they be? I so enjoyed the #7songs “challenge” last year that I thought I’d try my own twist on it this year. Hence #7songs2016. Let’s kick it off with a beautiful jazz […]
Social media is endlessly new. Endlessly now. It is always about the moment. Social media is endlessly changing, ever-evolving. But relics remain of what came before. While social media is all about building, erasing and rebuilding the impression of the endlessly new, social media as we know it is now comparatively long in tooth. […]
There’s just something transportingly beautiful about waking to find it’s snowed overnight. The world is still, silent and white. This morning (Sunday 17 January 2016, also my seventh Twitterversary) is the first day on which any snow has settled in the nearly 18 months since I moved here. It was an honour and a delight […]