Turner and the Masters

Turner and the Masters at the Tate Britain - a great and clever exhibition, with influences and companion pieces all hung side by side. I loved “The Snow Storm”

Turner Prize

Enjoyed the Turner Prize finalists. The Lucy Skaer “Black Alphabet”, the gold leaf by Richard Wright and the pulverised Jet Engine by Roger Hiorns

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes: Law and Downey Junior made an amusing Watson and Holmes. Loving re-creations of Victorian London. Story not so good.

Ed Ruscha

Really enjoyed the “50 years of Painting” exhibition at the Hayward. Lots of smiling going on.


Saw Nine at Everyman Hampstead. A tale of a man trying to create something when he has nothing to say. Strangely touching. Kate Hudson did great dance routine. Fergie did a great vocal!

Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode at O2. London crowd rather reserved. Great lights and images. Dave in fine voice. Lovely guitar tones from Martin.

The Road

Preview screening of “The Road” at Soho Screening Rooms. Doesn’t really do it for me - but then the book didn’t either (and I am not a parent!)


The reMastered Vinyl - gorgeous so far. Lovely Bass.


Can. Tago Mago. Loving Side 3.

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On”. I love this record more and more

War Horse

War Horse: National Theatre production at New London Theatre in Drury Lane. Stunning puppetry and production.

The History Boys

Movie of Alan Bennet’s play, caught it on BBC2 by chance. Captivating dialogue.

The September Issue

The September Issue Moderately involving “documentary” about Vogue

Glorious 39

Stephen Poliakoff’s “Glorious 39” at Odeon West End. Dark and somehow unpleasant.

25th Hour

Just happened to catch 25th Hour on TV. A riveting and touching Spike Lee movie. Essential viewing.

The Darjeeling Ltd

The Darjeeling Ltd - an interesting and amusing Wes Anderson movie. I also enjoyed the short film “Hotel Chevalier” before the main movie and the “Making Of” afterwards.

Wild Palms

Wild Palms at Stamford Works. A great energy and sound and performance - a total contrast from the disappointing gig in Hoxton 10 days ago.


4 Pieces for Orchestra. BBC SO. Barbican Hall. April this year. Beautiful Recording.


HTRK at Corsica Studios Jonnine was wearing beautiful overalls. Great stereo guitar and very dubby bass.

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Kraftwerk Tour de France Remaster. Sublime.

Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley at Union Chapel. Mencap Charity Event. What an accomplished artist. Only Acoustic Guitars (and lap steel). (also drums, bas, "piano") Good sound. Great Band. Lovely singing. We were on the front pew.

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Emmy the Great

Emmy the Great at The Coronet. Supporting Decembrists. Good voice and lyrics. Band also good but not quite the presentation live of the album that I had hoped for. Brief meeting afterwards and hope to talk more about the new album.

A Place to Bury Strangers

"A Place to Bury Strangers" at The Garage in Highbury Islington. Took a while to get going. Initially I was rather unimpressed and wondered what all the fuss was about, but then it all clicked (after about 4 tunes) and it was mesmerising, and LOUD. AudioBoo.

Wild Palms

Wild Palms at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen

Tod Dockstader

Tod Dockstader - Aerial #3.
Dark. Gloomy. (or is it just me?)


Moby "Unplugged" at the Palace Theatre. I enjoyed it - dynamic and sensitive. 2 great girl singers, and a good bad. BJ Cole played on a couple of numbers. Didn't see the band at the aftershow though Sad


Season 2. Just as addictive for us as season 1 Happy


Gliss at Lexington. Good to meet the band whose last LP I mixed. Second half of the gig was excellent. Talked a lot about ways of working for their third album.

Bright Star

Brtight Star. Another London Film. Hampstead this time. Very touched. A love story with no sex. & poetry.


Very taken with Beckett's Endgame at the Duchess Theatre in London. Loved it in fact. So glad to have seen it.

An Education

An Education
Based on a memoir of Lynn Barber. Very touched at times. Youth. Aspiration. Naïvety.


Just heard this - I couldn't listen before because of all the hype. What a delightful surprise - I really enjoyed it.

Grizzly Bear

Another outstanding orchestral/electric/beats mixture at the Barbican. Beatiful. Such great musicianship on stage.

Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy - without the hot air
David JC MacKay

A fantasically interesting book about adding up our energy use and our possible energy sources

Also available online (free)

Efterklang & Britten Sinfonia

"Performing Parades" at the Barbican.
Outstanding Excellence. Great Perfomances and Sound.

Banjo or Freakout

Gig at Cargo.
It's clearly difficult for Alessio to convey the full warmth melody of his recordings solo and live. He seemed to rather concentrate on the beats which is not so effective IMO.


Choral Music
Stephen Layton
Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

Beautiful singing - recording gorgeous but too ambient in my opinion


Complete Works for Piano Volume 4
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

The Images are incredibly enticing and seductive


Diabelli Variations
Stephen Kovacevich


Manfred Symphony
Vasily Petrenko
Royal LIverpool Phil

A new piece to me. Still decoding it.


24 Preludes.
Steve Osborne

Wow! Breathtaking. What a piano sound.

Diamanda Galas

Diamanda Galas sings 3 Jacques Brel songs at the Barbican.

La Chanson Des Vieux Amants

She achieves excellence.
I was rather underwhelmed by the rest of the first half.

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(pic by Daniel Miller)


Once again I spent some quality time at the MS2 Gallery in Łódż. A stunning building, a great hang.


I was very happy to be allowed to take some pictures. Here they are.

Our Final Century

Lord Martin Rees

Thought Provoking. Balanced. Compassionate. Essential Reading. (I am a fan of Lord Rees!)

Abigail's Party

Mike Leigh Abigail's Party
Squirmingly cringe- making painfully embarrassing. Essential Viewing.


Modern Vampire Movie. Enjoyed the first half, second half not so great, but would probably watch the inevitable sequel Happy

Beethoven 6

H von Karajan / Berlin Phil
BBC Testament SBT 1452
Heard this trailed on Radio 3, loved it.
Recorded LIve at the RFH 16 May 1972
Coupled with R Strauss Ein Heldenleben

The Tipping Point

Malcolm Gladwell
Interesting read, but kind of old news now. a book I missed when it came out. (2000)

The Drums

at The Flowerpot. Energy! Tunes! Fun.

The Drums

The Age of Stupid

Sobering. Extremely sobering. And I was sober to start with.

We Have Band

We Have Band

Lights! Music! Party!

The Alchemist

“The Alchemist” Coelho

Way behind the curve on this I know. A sweet story.


Bush Hall

Strong! Dynamic. Great Vocal presence from Caspar. Very important and inspiring for the album mix.

The Charterhouse of Parma

“The Charterhouse of Parma” Stendal

District 9

District 9

(500) Days of Summer

(500) Days of Summer

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear


“Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard
at The Duke of Yorks, London


Hoxton Bar and Grill

White Rabbits

White Rabbits
Hoxton Bar and Grill



The Proposal

The Proposal

Berlin, Alexanderplatz

“Berlin, Alexanderplatz” Döblin

They F**k You Up

“They F**k You Up” Oliver James

John Adams

Finished “John Adams” HBO Series
Touching and Informative (for me)


“Damages” Series 1
13 episodes (addictive)

The Gathering

“The Gathering” Anne Enright


“Happier” Tal Ben-Shahar

The Inheritance of Loss

“The Inheritance of Loss” Kiran Desai


“Cosmopolis” Don Delillo

We Have Band

We Have Band
The Fly - New Oxford Street

Pastels Today

Pastels Today
Mall Gallery

Bought a pastel by Moira Huntley

Folk America

Folk America. Episodes 1-3. BBC4

Soundlife London

Soundlife London
Leicester Square
An surround sound installation by Martyn Ware

John Adams

John Adams Episodes 3 & 4


MaJiker “Body-Piano-Machine”

Sounds of the Universe

Depeche Mode - “Sounds of the Universe”

Annette Messager

Annette Messager - The Messengers
Hayward Gallery

John Adams

John Adams (HBO) episode 2

John Adams

John Adams (HBO) episode 1


Eminem - “Relapse”


SCUM at Camden’s Proud




Radiophonic Workshop

Radiophonic Workshop
At the RoundHouse pic pic
audioboo1 audioboo2 audioboo3 audioboo4 (Doctor Who)

Body and Soul

Body and Soul

Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York
Swiss Cottage Odeon

Star Trek

Star Trek
Empire Leicester Square, Front Row, Middle.

Sleepy Sun

Alexander Tucker
Sleepy Sun
Video1 Video2
at Luminaire. Outstanding concert.

Music and Lyrics

Music & Lyrics

Amusing and Enjoyable. Blush.


Eros :
The Hand,
The Dangerous Thread of Things



Lost in Austen

Lost in Austen
quirky Rom-Com made for Yorkshire TV in 4 episodes

Rodchenko and Popova

Rodchenko and Popova - Defining Constructivism.
Tate Modern.

Diamanda Galas

Diamanda Galas at Brighton Dome

Very beautiful and powerful but too many effects on the vocal.

The Russian Linesman

The Russian Linesman curated by Mark Wallinger.
Hayward Gallery



Scott Walker

Scott Walker - 30th Century Man
a very interesting documentary

Tokens of Trust

Tokens of Trust by Archbishop Rowan Williams
Available at Amazon

Mixing with your Mind

Mixing with your Mind

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Tiny Masters of Today

Tiny Masters of Today.
Vibe Bar pic

David Byrne

Royal Festival Hall - London


Xenakis “Total Immersion”
Barbican Centre - London