Category: Articles

For The Love of Horror (and Facing Your Fears) – Manchester 2021

“For The Love of Horror (and Facing Your Fears) – Manchester 2021” 13 minute read I didn’t want to get out of bed. It was 5am on a cold, wet, Saturday morning. My alarm had sounded, the snooze button had been pressed, and I immediately pulled the duvet back over my head. Despite having waited…


The Story of the Butterfly (and the death of DMX)

“The Story of the Butterfly (and the death of DMX)” 4 minute read I was listening to a podcast recently and heard about the passing of rapper, DMX. Although I cannot claim to have been a fan as such, it was still sad news to hear given his relatively young age. I continued to listen…


Don’t Ever Give Yourself The Chance For Regret

“Don’t Ever Give Yourself The Chance For Regret” 4 minute read I had the most amazing drive to work this morning. I’d woken up to blazing sunshine, had a shower and got changed. Downstairs I ate breakfast as the sun poured in through the blinds, the reflections of light casting horizontal lines across the dining…


I’d Forgotten How To Live (in praise of Feeder)

“I’d Forgotten How To Live (in praise of Feeder)” 12 minute read It was My Perfect Day. On the 31st of May 2008 I boarded a boat in the Bristol harbour. But it wasn’t just any boat, it was the Thekla; a 500 capacity music venue that’s been moored at the harbour walls since 1984….


Meeting the Dull Men of Great Britain – The Beer Can Collector

“Meeting the Dull Men of Great Britain – The Beer Can Collector” 14 minute read Do you remember the early designs of Lynx deodorant cans? I’m talking about the 80’s and 90’s here, back when the designs were clean and simple. The cans were black with a rounded cap, and three silver lines cut through…