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Anoint My Head Audiobook out now!

Anoint My Head is now available as an audiobook for your listening pleasure.   It’s been a long time in the making. Not only did I have to spend 7 hours, 11 minutes and 1 second narrating it. I then had to spend another 7 hours, 11 minutes and 1 second narrating it again as the first take wasn’t very good. Then once it was mixed and sequenced, I had to spend 7 hours, 11

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Bookbub deal, Stalker video & Golden Ears episode 4….

Here is a quick round-up of some things happening with my book Anoint My Head plus some other projects in gestation. Apologies in advance if some of the following content borders on silly. ​ BOOKBUB In exciting news, Anoint My Head has been accepted for a Bookbub featured deal. For those not in the know, Bookbub is the daddy of curated book recommendation emails with a subscriber list of 14 million avid book readers. Apparently,

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Harry Styles, Brett Anderson, Radio Fandango & a Competition…

Time to put the kettle on, grab a penguin (the biscuit variety), put your feet up and enjoy this March edition of my Anointy newsletter. Plus you can win a copy of my book wot I wrote if you know the answer to the very tricky question below…. ​ LATEST ON HARRY/ANOINT MY HEAD FILM You may recall from last month’s installment some talk, made-up or otherwise, of Harry Styles possibly playing me in the

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Golden Ears Ep 4 Out Now!

It’s been a while but think this might be the best episode yet.  In this instalment Dad-manager, Neil Sparks has an exciting breakthrough with the band, but also has to manage a tricky situation regarding Dorian’s hopes and fears for the future.  Meanwhile, Joyce tells her husband Fergal he has to choose between his wife or the carpet during a row over the pub refurbishment. You can listen to all four episodes right here. Enjoy! In

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Camden New Journal love

The Pointy Birds struggled to get any press back in the day (apart from that one NME review, but the less said about that the better**). So it was a particular thrill for not only the book to receive a lovely double page spread as below in this week’s Camden New Journal (courtesy of Dan Carrier, a man of exquisite taste), but for The Pointy Birds to feature on the front cover too. It’s only

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Anointy Spotify Playlist

There is now a Spotify playlist of all the songs that feature in Anoint My Head. It totals 106 tracks and clocks in at a whopping 7 hours 18 minutes which is probably the amount of time you need to read the book*. In this way the playlist doubles up as a kind of scratch and sniff immersive experience. The playlist stays mainly in the early nineties but all sorts of things pop up here

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Radio Fandango Sets Sail

Here is the long-awaited promo video for Radio Fandango, a new internet radio station that aims to emulate the playful and slightly sea-sicky spirit of seventies pirate radio meets American college radio. The mission to support the support bands and bring new music and comedy to your ears!  No algorithms, no genres,  curated by humans.  For the video, we channeled our inner Jacques Cousteau shining a light on the weird and wonderful creatures at the bottom of

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CNJ Love, Gossip columns, AMH Spotify playlist and more..

Hope you all keeping as fine and dandy as possible in these troubled times. In an attempt to bring a little light to the dark here is some news about my book wot I wrote, about the band wot I was in, back in the nineties… ​ CAMDEN NEW JOURNAL LOVE The Pointy Birds struggled to get any press back in the day (apart from that one NMEreview, but the less said about that the

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Paperback Writer

Dear Sir or Madam will you read my book? It took me years to write, will you take a look? Ok, I will….The paperback version of my effort Anoint My Head has just arrived in the post. Gulp!  Watch to find out if it had printed ok, plus a guest intruder who muscles in on the action… You can order it via Amazon, or Ingramspark.  Author-signed copies are also available at the Owl book shop

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A-nointy Nointy…

I have crossed the finishing line of Anoint My Head – How I failed to make it as a Britpop indie-rockstar, the tale of a band in the nineties who didn’t quite have what it took to make it but had a manager who did.   It’s being serialised in 4 parts as an ebook through November 2020 with the full version / paperback on December 7th 2020. If you would like to read part one

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Don’t Mind If I Do out now

Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Some of you waiting longer than others; many of you may not have been waiting at all. And some you may not have even realised you were waiting. But worry not, coz here it is. 12 songs, 35 minutes, 25 years late. The debut album from Big Slice. Or B.S. for short. Come for the tunes, stay for the lyrics, wonder what could have been;

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Songs From a Padded Envelope

I got interviewed by Ben and Steve for their fab new podcast which rediscovers lost demoes and the stories behind them. You can hear hare here me talking about me and The Pointy Birds and Big Slice for over an hour, without stopping. Poor Ben and Steve but I paid them handsomely….   

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