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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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Live reading Jackanory style!

This is a Facebook Live recording of me reading Chapter 1 ‘ULU’ from my book Anoint My Head – How I Failed to Make it as Britpop Indie Rockstar.  I quite enjoyed channelling my inner Val Doonican so I may do more.  Kind of like a video book. Maybe that could become a thing.  In other news the audiobook is out sometime in the new year depending when can get back in the studio, pending

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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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The Boulder coming soon!

I have written a collection of stories set in Parsley Bay, which is is one of a series of little harbour beaches on Sydney Harbour.  The first book of the series is called The Boulder and here is a sneak peek of the cover designed by Elliot and illustrated by Sasha. I can’t decide whether to include the F or not in my name.

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‘Sausage Rock ‘n’ Rolls’

This is the third song from the current series of Golden Ears and features a duet with lawyer Oliver Bottomly and landlady Joyce as they sing the praises of the humble sausage rock ‘n’ roll. A dancefloor-filler if ever I heard one.    

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6 Music presents…

….‘One Better Day’ with Dave Rowntree (and me!) Dave Rowntree from Blur has made a spiffing show called ‘One Better day’ all about the history of Camden as the centre of music from the 18th century via The Roundhouse through Britpop to the present day. It’s an enjoyable trip down memory lane and I make an appearance or two chatting about some of the gigs and bands we put on back in the day.  The two

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Golden Ears Ep 3 Out now!

Episode 3 is out now.  Here is the story so far… Black Pig landlord Fergal and music promoter Donald have a showdown regarding the way forward for the music venue and come up with a food-based solution.  Meanwhile, Neil continues with his meetings in London and then reports back to The Sickness at their band rehearsal. Golden Ears is a new sitcom-podcast about a dad-manager, a toilet-venue, and a dog called Memphis.  It may contain

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