I toured around the South West of France (in a badass red Mini Cooper) for the first time a few weeks ago. The region is abundant in affluence, but through a combination of bikes, friends, cheap oysters and delicous French supermarket food - it was easy enough to do on a budget. A great part of the country. The ‘Wine Country’. Bordeaux/Audenge/Basin de Arachon were highlights - I urge all to visit. Accompanying article coming soon.
Also wrote a nightlife guide to Budapest for Miller Check it out here.
Just wrote a feature about Amsterdam’s ‘Hidden Hotspots’ for the Miller Music Guide. Full article here.
It’s just the walk of life.
Listen to this new album by Portland band Typhoon. It’s brilliant in so many ways…. that you should find out for yourself.
Underneath Typhoon’s booming sound and dark lyrics lies a sincere appreciation for the gift of life. After spending his childhood battling a serious illness, Kyle Morton writes songs for the band as if they were the last works he might ever create.
Revisiting Josh T Pearson’s fantastic album ‘Last of The Country Gentlemen’. His live show in a 19th century Amsterdam kirk was one of my highlights of last year. I was fortunate enough to interview Josh just before the show. An interesting, sincere and deep character with a lot to say about religion, music and the deep south. Read more here.
Getting a job writing about music isn’t easy, but it can be done. Stephen Thompson has some advice, and it’s very good.
”Don’t wait to do the thing. Especially don’t wait to be asked to do the thing. Do the thing.”
My travel article about motorbiking Northern Thailand is now up online to read here.
Above is the accompanying video I shot whilst riding and writing. Shot on an iPhone 4s.