Tim’s Twitter Listening Party

Tim’s Twitter Listening Party

"Now the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the light.  And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.  And God said "Let there be light" and there was light.  And God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the [...]

Lockdown

  I am in the kitchen. Tapping at the screen of my 'phone to write this. Tears are pooling in my eyes. I feel...uncertain, unsure, unstable, unable and unwilling. Uncertain about what I am meant to be doing. Unsure about the things I am doing. Unstable on my feet and in my heart. Unable to [...]

Popping to the ‘Shop

Popping to the ‘Shop

“You know, there’s no real cupboard we can be put in. We’re constantly misfiled. That makes it harder for us. But isn’t there something brilliant in that too?” When I was a little boy growing up in West Lothian I was surrounded by people who were just like me. Just. Like. Me. Whitburn was a [...]

Panic

  Things are bad. Have they ever been worse in my lifetime? Nearly half a century has passed since I entered this mortal coil.  A screaming bundle of organs, bones, skin, flesh and blood...knowing nothing, a blank canvas, no hopes but no fears.  Innocence in physical form.  Ready for the life that was to come. [...]

Britpop Obscurities

Britpop Obscurities

Embarrassing pedantry. Britpop was not a sound in the same way as glam, acid house, baggy or 2-Tone had been in previous years.  It wasn't about British guitar music and it certainly wasn't a "sub-genre" of the impossible to define "indie" music.  It was a moment in time, a musical and cultural movement.  It was [...]