Box Sized DIE – suffocating death metal bands in the name of art

This morning I took a detour on the way to the office, up to 30 St Mary Annexe in the City Of London. Or The Gherkin, as it's better known. Outside the front entrance were a row of press photographers and smartly-dressed City types all eagerly snapping shots of death metal band, Unfathomable Ruin. I … Continue reading Box Sized DIE – suffocating death metal bands in the name of art

Two classics of the audio book genre

So, amongst the same box of vinyl that threw up this, I also found these. At the time I decided not to buy them, but looking at them again now, I kind of wish I had. Even though I would probably only have listened to them once, been a bit disappointed and then put them … Continue reading Two classics of the audio book genre

Banksy's Blur single artwork destroyed

A mural by Banksy, which was used as the cover of Blur's 2003 single 'Crazy Beat', has been partially painted over by mistake. Workmen from Hackney Council began covering the artwork, on the side of a building in Stoke Newington in London, with black paint and had removed much of the work before the building's … Continue reading Banksy's Blur single artwork destroyed

Calvin Harris is tall

The very first Music Producers Guild Awards took place on 12 Feb at the Café de Paris in London. I know this because I was there. I was there because CMU sponsored the Best Remixer award. Here's a picture of me, CMU's Chris Cooke and the winner of the aforementioned award, Calvin Harris. That's me … Continue reading Calvin Harris is tall