Festival Essentials

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in culture, festival, Food, holiday, music, photography | No Comments
Festival Essentials

With Glastonbury this weekend, Festival season is officially with us, so I thought I’d put together a quick list of what I feel is my personal survival kit after twenty odd years of making it a summer habit (it started for me with Reading 94′). Now this list will overlap with the countless festival guides […]

Taking another bite out of the apple.

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Art, culture, photograph, photography, travel, U*S*A | No Comments
Taking another bite out of the apple.

This is the fourth time that I’ve been lucky enough to visit New York, the town named twice, and doesn’t get much sleep. Each time, it’s that little bit more familiar, which in its own way makes there even more to discover. I think all cities of a certain size have this ever unfolding sensation, […]

Getting Down the Garonne

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in Art, culture, Food, holiday, photography | No Comments
Getting Down the Garonne

As an early Summer break, my wife and I thought it would be worth taking a chill week off and visiting France. Despite having traveled to a fair few far flung places, I’d not been to France before, and felt it was high time to dredge up my pigeon language skills and bag a baguette. […]

GreenMan Sketches 2014

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Art, culture, Drawing, festival, music | No Comments

I got to spend a weekend in August enjoying the wonderful Greenman festival vibe, enjoying great music and catching up with friends. Here is a selection of drawings from my sketchbook. Don’t forget to check out my Tumblr for for music and miscellaneous doodles.

My Secret 7

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Art, culture, Design, music | No Comments
My Secret 7

It’s that time of year again when sweaty palmed music lovers get up one morning and queue up at their local record shop to spend lots of money on ‘rare’ pieces of fragile plastic. Yup – Record Store Day is happening on April the 19th 2014. As part of this national day of independent music […]

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in culture, Uncategorized | No Comments
Some Frequently Asked Questions

It occurred to me that there is a pile of (literally) Frequently Asked Questions of me and by me, some that are asked on a daily basis, or at least a handful of times a week. I’m sure I’m not alone in addressing some of these questions asked of us by our loved ones, house […]

Austin blitz

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in coffee, culture, festival, Food, holiday, music, U*S*A | No Comments
Austin blitz

As an antidote to my previous rambling posts, here’s a quick fire ‘photo story’ of my SXSW / Austin snapshots, all from my phone and not really processed / cropped. WYSIWYG. There’s other pics in my posts, but I might include them all here with captions too. For more considered photos, My Instagram lives here […]

SXSW Day 6. Johnny 2 gigs

SXSW Day 6. Johnny 2 gigs

I got back into the British music embassy a bit later than expected (it’s taking me a lot longer to get places than  I think it should) but just in time to meet a Canadian publicist and Australian design agency director at a speed networking event. 2pm quickly comes around and the venue is packed […]

SXSW Day 5. Late Pancakes, Springs and Welsh Music in a church

SXSW Day 5. Late Pancakes, Springs and Welsh Music in a church

I’m hoping that my body clock and sleeping patterns are so thrown up and sideways right now, that when I get back to the UK, I’ll sleep so well I’ll be right as rain for work Monday morning. Stranger things have happened. Which is how I had a 2pm breakfast (despite waking at 9am) in […]

SXSW Day 4. Mary, Meetings, Cameras, Fans & Tradegy

SXSW Day 4. Mary, Meetings, Cameras, Fans & Tradegy

South by takes over this town, for good and not. It clearly brings an overwhelming focus and celebration of creativity to the town and generates a huge level of excitement and revenue, but also it seems a strain on the area and it’s resources. Initially I couldn’t make it to town for a networking breakfast […]

SXSW day 3. Film, chill and bands (finally)

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Art, coffee, culture, Drawing, festival, Food, holiday, music, U*S*A | No Comments
SXSW day 3. Film, chill and bands (finally)

Waking up I promised myself no migas taco for breakfast. So I hopped on the metro rail ( unfortunately not a monorail as I had initially thought) after the ticket machine swallowed up 7dollars of my change and went in search of city treasure thrift. It was underwhelming, so I decided to stop in Cisco’s […]

SXSW Day2 . Old Aquaintences, Tequila and Busses

SXSW Day2 . Old Aquaintences, Tequila and Busses

So, although I intended to get an early night, I couldn’t get to sleep until 2 am then woke up again at 4 until finally passing out at about 7. I’m not used to insomnia and pulling myself out of bed at 11am was a struggle. I don’t normally get jet lag going back in […]

SXSW Day 1. Acclimatizing

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Art, coffee, culture, Design, Drawing, festival, Food, holiday, music, U*S*A, VJ | No Comments
SXSW Day 1. Acclimatizing

After being woken by a bird (I presume) that sounded like a Guinea pig, and not being able to figure out how to use the coffee machine I headed out to explore the ‘hood. I picked up a coffee and a migas taco and walked west toward downtown via the Blanton museum of art. Housing […]

My Analogue Boxes

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Art, culture, Design, photography | No Comments
My Analogue Boxes

Cameralamadindong Over the years, I’ve managed to build up a fair sized collection of things. Stemming from an innate inability to let go of ‘stuff’, I continuously fail to live the zen-like lifestyle I like to think I aspire to. whether it’s badges, retro games consoles (and every version of street fighter two I can […]

Going South

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Art, bike, culture, Drawing, festival, music, U*S*A, VJ | No Comments
Going South

South by South West is one of those events that has been on my ‘one day’ wishlist for a few years now, but the excuse to fly over to Texas for a week of music, crowds, tacos and sun has always eluded me. that is until this year. Flights are booked and a house share […]

Whispers From the Wires – Trwbador

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in culture, Design, music, video | No Comments
Whispers From the Wires – Trwbador

I’m currently busy finishing off the 7 inch single artwork and video for Trwbador’s next single, so I thought it’d be nice to bounce some questions over to the duo at their home in Mid Wales via email…. How important do you feel imagery and graphics are to music – does design matter? (although I […]

Don’t Call it a Resolution

Posted by on Feb 2, 2014 in culture, holiday | No Comments
Don’t Call it a Resolution

Aaaah! The fresh feeling of a freshly laundered year was upon us a month ago, and like many folk I had a small stack of hopes, dreams and let’s say, ‘resolutions’ – all racked up ready for the new year. These included most of the usual suspects – getting fitter with some daily exercise, to […]

Week–a–Gig–a–Thon

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Art, bike, Cardiff, culture, Drawing, festival, music, VJ | No Comments
Week–a–Gig–a–Thon

It’s October! Unofficially the busiest time of the year. In the space if a month, Cardiff plays host to the Cardiff design festival, the welsh music prize, made in Roath, Swn festival, Cardiff contemporary, some of these in the same weeks! Usually on the week of Swn, like clockwork I’m guaranteed to have a cold, […]

Everyone is a photographer now / Diffusion Festival Platform 1

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in culture, photography | No Comments
Everyone is a photographer now / Diffusion Festival Platform 1

Each week throughout the Diffusion festival, there are informal presentations and discussion events providing a space to explore issues facing photography today. The first of the platform evenings was looking at the idea that ‘Everyone is a photographer now’. The main focus was around the work and a presentation by photojournalist Matt Dunham, who works […]

Focus Wales

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in culture, music, VJ | No Comments
Focus Wales

I’m writing this on a train traveling backwards from Wrexham where I’ve spent the last thirty hours seeing a couple of gigs, providing projections for a couple of bands and catching up with people all due to focus Wales, a new annual international music gathering across the city. No doubt spurred on by other city […]

Dr sketchy’s miss out of the world beauty pageant.

Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 in culture, Drawing | No Comments
Dr sketchy’s miss out of the world beauty pageant.

After going up to the north Wales and Chester’s Dr Sketchy’s Cream Tease last year, I was very excited to be asked back up for their fist ever miss out of this world beauty pageant life drawing event. Inn the weeks running up to the evening, the Facebook page was awash with anticipation and ideas […]