Now playing// Soundtrack to a grey sky summer

When summer arrives, I'm never usually completely satisfied. I have romantic visions of sunny parks brimming with flowers, barbecues and pimms. FRISBEE. The sickly sweet smell of suncream. Maybe even the chance to venture outside without a coat on. I forget the reality. Skin prickled with goosebumps, the sun staying stubbornly tucked under a cloud. The feeling … Continue reading Now playing// Soundtrack to a grey sky summer

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Lemonade by Beyoncé. A lesson in getting people to listen.

Like most human beings, this week I've been listening to, watching and loving Lemonade, the new visual album by Beyoncé. In a world where humans have shorter attention spans than the famously absent-minded goldfish, it's easy to listen to music without really LISTENING to it. It's on in the background, while you read or work … Continue reading Lemonade by Beyoncé. A lesson in getting people to listen.

Now playing// A perfect April Fools’ Day playlist

April Fools' Day. A wonderful, weird day where for centuries, little rascals across the world have been playing sneaky tricks on each other. My favourite ever April Fools' Day stunt took place when I was about eight years old. Early one Sunday morning I  crept downstairs, went through my parents' filing cabinet and took out … Continue reading Now playing// A perfect April Fools’ Day playlist

I’m from a long line of survivors…

I have been listening to Elbow's triumphant album Leaders of the Free World this morning and I love this line from My Very Best. "I'm from a long line of survivors..." Being here today, existing, in the year 2016 on planet earth is a miraculous and unlikely thing. When you consider the history of the world, … Continue reading I’m from a long line of survivors…

It’s looking like a beautiful day…

When driving along a mountain road, passed waterfalls and lakes in the heart of Switzerland, listening to Craig David doesn't quite cut the mustard. This, however, is a proper mountain song.* http://open.spotify.com/track/3Dp0flrMGYqcixPMrwTXft http://instagram.com/p/dPWa3njQ3y/ *may also contain waterfalls and glaciers.