Snow days in Manchester

There was a huge snowfall on Manchester on Monday evening and as you’d expect the whole city was at a complete standstill on Tuesday morning and probably will be most of the week. Noticed an interesting acoustic phenomena on Tuesday morning when Helen and I rather optimistically went to see if the buses were runningContinue reading “Snow days in Manchester”

Violin Developments

Winter is taking its toll on the violin the communal gardens in Woodlawn Court that I put out to seed in the summer… its now down to just the front piece of the body after mysteriously disappearing for a few weeks. The piece is becoming slowly more sculptural and less resembling an instrument. Im fascinatedContinue reading “Violin Developments”

this coming Saturday!

Hang onto yr improv hats should be a  great evenings free playing…. Phil Marks is renowed for his unique approach to the drumkit playing regularily with Stephen Grew in the ‘Grew Trio’ who joins him tonight on synthesizer. Phil also recently performed with Evan Parker at the Cross Street Chapel where this saturdays gig alsoContinue reading “this coming Saturday!”

Kalbakken in a field in Levenshulme

Summertime a few years ago I think, at the Klondyke in Levenshulme supporting Lianne Hall and Drei. Was such a charming June evening we decided to play out in what passes for a wild flower meadow in Lev. From what I recall there was only one incident with a passing car; there was also anContinue reading “Kalbakken in a field in Levenshulme”