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‘Challenge Accepted…’ – Unbearable Facebook Friends In Lockdown

‘Challenge Accepted…’ – Unbearable Facebook Friends In Lockdown

“Challenge accepted, thanks to Thumby McForgottenFace, who I haven’t seen since 1987 and can barely remember, for nominating me when they ran out of friends…” Words to chill you to your very bone in these testing times. Not when you’ve been “challenged”, no, most of these Facebook “challenges” merely involve posting the same fucking boring […]

The Mysterious Allure Of The Cover Band

The Mysterious Allure Of The Cover Band

I’ve taken another fictional dive into the murky world of cover bands with my new book, Weekend Rockstars 2: The Ballad Of Fat Labrador, which comes out today. Why do I continue to write about this strange niche group? The slightly less embarrassing alternative to Civil War re-enactment societies? (It’s a fair comparison, they’re both […]

The Best Books About Rock And Roll That I Didn’t Write – A List

The Best Books About Rock And Roll That I Didn’t Write – A List

Having written two books about being in bands, I have now read an awful lot of books about bands (research, research, research). Most of them are biographies but there are a handful of fictional ones, almost exclusively about people who dream of being rock and roll stars before going on to do so in exciting, […]

Exciting news for Artful Badgers fans

Exciting news for Artful Badgers fans

I have news. Good news. About the book that people are calling ‘not finished yet is it Dave?’ It’s been a blissful ten years since George put down his bass, left the Artful Badgers and vowed never to play in public again. But when tragedy strikes his best friend he’ll do anything to help. Unfortunately […]

How can we be lovers if we can’t be friends? Are men broken?

How can we be lovers if we can’t be friends? Are men broken?

This weekend was carnival time in my terrifying little corner of Devon. A time when our primeval fear of the cold and dark leads us to set fire to things and throw them at each other. I knew this because my google calendar set off my ancient primeval fear of the cold and dark by […]

How Eddie and (Dead) Jesus Taught Me How To Be In A Band

How Eddie and (Dead) Jesus Taught Me How To Be In A Band

Being a reliable dep bassist/guitarist I regularly play with a lot of different people in a lot of different bands. I have done for longer than I care to admit, yet it still amazes me how often I come across people who cannot play nicely with others. I don’t mean the usual muso problems (that […]