Moor Music

Moor Music

Moor Music is a most excellent festival run by a lovely bunch of big-hearted people (I even know some of them!) Refreshingly, there’s no corporate sponsorship anywhere on site, and most of the acts, events and stalls are sourced locally. There are lots of things...
The creative process part 1: Arik Roper

The creative process part 1: Arik Roper

After many years of faffing around I have finally finished my novel. More on that in a later post. In the meantime, whilst trying to figure out what to do with it (ebook, most likely), I’ve been commissioning some illustrations. This has given me a lot of...
Sleep’s Jerusalem

Sleep’s Jerusalem

If you asked… oooooh, probably all of two people I know, they might be able to tell you that one of my top tracks ever is ‘Jerusalem’ by Sleep. Like a Cumberland Sausage it’s long, heavy and repetitive (which is a good thing in the case of both...
A heavy response

A heavy response

Om are a favourite band for me. Here’s a summary: Om is a duo formed in 2003 by the rhythm section of the disbanded stoner doom metal band Sleep. The band’s first three albums feature Al Cisneros on vocals and bass and Chris Hakius on drums. Their music is...