Little treasures

For the first time in a few years, I went along to an auction earlier this week and picked up a couple of mixed lots. Yesterday, I filtered out a few of my favourite items and, as they’re all small enough, thought I’d share them on a video. The autofocus on my phone is easily […]

Posted by on 23 July 2016 | 3:42 pm

Fire bike!

I found this whilst looking for something else completely. It looks awesome, though I imagine the weight of that hose so high up in the frame would make cornering scary. Craziest Bike or Bike Parts!! in Bikes, Parts, and Gear Source: Craziest Bike or Bike Parts!! – Page 1542 – Pinkbike Forum Follow

Posted by on 23 July 2016 | 7:45 am

The Death of Ye Olde Nelson

Ye Olde Nelson closed before I moved to Salford, and was already in a poor state when I started walking past it on the way to work. Now, it’s being pulled down, and I’m taking pictures every time I go past, a sort of disjointed timelapse of its disappearance. Follow

Posted by on 30 June 2016 | 6:22 am

Rolls-Royce sails ahead with plan for remotely controlled cargo ships

I’m sure I’ve reported on a future of remote control cargo ships before. Rolls Royce have created a good looking, if under-acted, promo video about life in the control centre for this one, though. There’s a tale of future piracy in this, I reckon. Massive crewless cargo ships plying the world’s oceans may sound far-fetched, […]

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 5:29 am

Feed my ego, watch my videos

I’ve been on the couch for The Daily Rundown a few times in the last couple of months. Conveniently, they put clips up on YouTube, so I’ve created a playlist of ones that I’m in. Watch me be opinionated. Follow

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 1:36 pm

Leavers don’t like irony, or equality

There’s a petition to Parliament to re-run the referendum, but with higher requirements for a decision (60% in favour, 75% turnout). As I write this, just under 3.1 million people have signed it. It’s unlikely we’ll get another referendum (and who wants to go through that again?), but it’s an gauge of the dissatisfaction with […]

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 6:01 am

Brexit Blues

Oh well, that’s us fucked, then. In the short term, it’s possible I’ll be a tiny bit better off, because the largest single day drop in the value of sterling now makes my few American book sales worth more. Of course, that’s going to be a tiny consolation when the inevitable slash and burn budget […]

Posted by on 24 June 2016 | 3:59 pm

Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King

The only problem with this book is that it was published in 2000, so I’m at a loss over what’s happened in the last fifteen years. This is a fascinating wander through the roots of reggae, from the yard parties and sound systems most often playing blues and blues inspired local sounds, to the international […]

Posted by on 20 June 2016 | 12:39 pm

Manchester Day Parade 2016

Because of where I chose to photograph the parade, I was contractually obliged to include the Beetham Tower in almost every shot. The viewer has cropped some of the photos. Click through to see the full versions. Follow

Posted by on 19 June 2016 | 12:41 pm

Why you should buy Sounds of Soldiers- the video

I did this interview for The Daily Rundown last month, and only just worked out where to find it. It’s a little segment on the inspiration for Sounds of Soldiers, and why it’s still relevant- maybe even more relevant- in the age of Trump. Follow

Posted by on 10 June 2016 | 9:15 am