Lex Fridman’s epic podcast with Rick Rubin includes some great words on listening to understand. When another soul speaks to you, listen with compassion and empathy, listen to understand.
Music is the way into a universe of feelings, available to us always and good for all situations – including the loss of souls near and dear to our hearts.
What is the secret of the infectious sweetness of Bill & Ted? How can you stop good ideas turning from sweet to sour? Bill, Ted (and one of their creators, Ed Solomon) might just be able to help us answer these questions.
Andrew Weatherall’s death was a truly jolting moment, the saddest of losses. This post is my personal tribute to this musical maverick, this genius gentleman raconteur. I am also honoured to host Tim Scott’s tribute to Lord Sabre.
A short love letter to the divine colour, beauty and joy that music can bring. Plus five records that mean the world to me right now. The divine voice of music Putting our trust in music can only serve to colour and to enrich our lives. This is as true for the musician as it […]
Our values should be a constant through life’s journey. Pinned permanently to the top of the Twitter timeline of my friend David D’Souza are some wise words from US comedian Jon Stewart on values: “If you don’t stick to your values when they are being tested, they aren’t values: they are hobbies” "If you don't […]
Of time, memory, music, hope, despair… and the path through the fog, via OutKast’s Aquemini and the wise words of Michael Scott Moore.
What is it to feel? What puts you in direct touch with your feelings, your emotions? Serendipity around sweet emotion inspired this post. For me and for so many people, music is the most direct route to the sweetest emotion. Music is a language that cannot be spoken. Yet it can say everything that needs […]
Gentle reader: What does music mean to you? Today it’s my great honour to share a guest post from my good friend Jay Kuhns (aka @jrkuhns on Twitter) on what music means to him. Before we get to Jay’s words, I want to let you in on something. Music is everything to me. I am […]