https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG35R8F2j8k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tWZfhQ6JjU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D6kcsbSB0k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtH6iDtBJ3I Inside, He dances more than he used to Walks with a purpose Lean and sharp A look, And sometimes he imagines it A video game And he's levelled up But he still says hello In his own way Even after the silence has faded Remember there is always Music

Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer

She's an artist who emerged with a complete look and sound which touched on both past, present and future. She made albums of afro futuristic r'n'b and yet she's remained a pleasurable secret.Dirty Computer is where she comes out with an album which captures her sound and ideas in such a succinct and immediate way.There's … Continue reading Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer


The 7" Sign O'The Times single was the first record I brought. When I heard his music, it was a radio signal from a better world than this. I tune into it from different artists who bear his influences, directly or otherwise. He remains pivotal to me for a few reasons, and not because he … Continue reading Prince

A Whole Step Down From The Side

Paul took over on bass with my band, The Spooky Electric, after Lenny, our original bass player developed ALS and retired before the worst of it kicked in and killed him.   El recommended him said they had played together a few years ago, jazz and hip hop but El shared old files and we … Continue reading A Whole Step Down From The Side

Words And Music

This is what I've been listening to, reading and watching. For disclosure, if you click through on these, I have an Amazon Affiliate account and I get something for it. Music. Bilal, In Another Life. One of the unsung geniuses of neo-soul. The duet with Kimbra, 'Holding It Back' is a song I can listen … Continue reading Words And Music