The REAL Seven Signs of Ageing

Let me start by saying that, at 40, I’m an embryo compared with where I hope to wind up. (Centenarian yogi with long grey locks, a tribe of animals and aged hippies, my home full

Tour Tribe

‘Human beings are social animals. Biological evolution equipped men and women for a communal existence, hunting and foraging in tribes of between twenty and forty people. We could never have survived this ecological niche by

Woman Up

It’s an inescapable fact that the music business is a male-dominated industry. Lately I’ve noticed a springing-up of more discussion groups and surveys focusing on the roles of women in touring, and why there aren’t

Twenty Years a Roadie

  Exactly 20 years ago today I began my life as a professional sound engineer! At 9 am I walked into RG Jones Sound Engineering in London full of a heady mix of ambition and

Stress Attack – How To Deal When It All Gets A Bit Much

  Stress: more is being demanded of you than you feel able to deliver.   For much of my adult life I was a one-trick pony. I simply mixed sound for bands for a living,

The great spiritual foundations of…. poo and sleep.

‘Let it go.’ ‘Chill out.’ Surely two of the most trite and irritating phrases to come out of the 20th century - I mean, talk about easier said than done! - but behind the bumper

Healthy Burns’ Night Cranachan

  Ohhhh, Cranachan. Raspberries, oats, honey.... and shortbread, whipped cream and whisky. So good and yet so bad..... So here's a very simple but more virtuous version if you're on the home straight of that January health

Healthy, delicious cake. Really.

 Carrot Cake  This is dense, moist and delicious, as well as being one of your five a day. Possibly two if you go in for seconds... Ingredients  2 cups of plain wholemeal flour (if you

The Journey Within – How to Find Your Purpose and Live with Intention

Why are you here? I don’t mean visiting this website - it’s always lovely to see you and I like what you’ve done with your hair - but why are you here, in human form,

Touring – a tribute to our strengths in times of darkness

‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness- only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate - only love can do that.’ Dr Martin Luther King   The horrific events in Paris on Friday shocked the