November 18, 2018

They say 10,000 hours of practice is what it takes to be a great musician. Oh dear. I'm not that good at Maths but even I can work out there's still along way to go.

We're advised that the SMART framework is useful. Well, yes it is, up to a point, but sometimes what you...

November 16, 2018

Three musicians I admire:

Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel

Ella: for her facility to sing a vocal line as a solo which is at least as good as those of the instrumentalists around her. Brilliant example here: C Jam Blues Live at the Santa Monica Civic 1972, t...

November 5, 2018

I’ve had the occasional gig where, in the past, I used to describe the music as ‘wallpaper’. Some got cross at the phrase – until I suggested that people only take note of wallpaper if it’s been badly hung or is out-of-place. But the following experience made me realis...

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