Budapest: Ink, Paper, Coffee

Budapest: Ink, Paper, Coffee

‘It was a pleasant cafe, warm and clean and friendly, and I hung up my old water-proof on the coat rack to dry and put my worn and weathered felt hat on the rack above the bench and ordered a cafe au lait. The waiter brought it and I took out a notebook from the...
Out Of The City

Out Of The City

I am often overwhelmed by living in a city. I spend a good portion of time daydreaming about being someplace else; of disappearing into remote little villages or of driving down endlessly empty Texan roads. As soon as I am weakened by claustrophobia, I begin to obsess...
An Ode To Almost Famous

An Ode To Almost Famous

‘Music, you know, true music – not just rock and roll – it chooses you. It lives in your car, or alone listening to your headphones…with the vast scenic bridges and angelic choirs in your brain. It’s a place apart from the vast, benign lap of America’. – Lester Bangs...
Bukowski And Friends

Bukowski And Friends

Today marks 22 years since the world said farewell to one of its greatest ever American writers, Mr Henry Charles Bukowski. I first fell in love with his writing sometime in my late teenage years at a point when my brain and my morals were at their most malleable....
Berlin, part one: Pizza, wine and finger-lickin chicken

Berlin, part one: Pizza, wine and finger-lickin chicken

We went to Berlin to be great explorers, eat excellent food, take photos in the city’s many photoautomat machines and have productive meetings over coffees and dinners. It was freezing but it was magic, as discovering cities by foot always is. The only time...
TVZ interview with Brian T. Atkinson

TVZ interview with Brian T. Atkinson

A few weeks ago Sarah and I, being huge fans ourselves, put on a tribute evening dedicated to the late great Townes Van Zandt as part of a series of monthly country music nights we’re going to be hosting. To coincide with our TVZ night, we thought it’d be...
Goddamn Lonely Love

Goddamn Lonely Love

It was pretty difficult to avoid the expanse of love being carelessly thrown about and shoved proudly onto social media this weekend. But whether it made you feel sick and lonely or made your heart swell with delight…at least it made you feel and that’s always...
Townes Van Zandt Zine Mixtape

Townes Van Zandt Zine Mixtape

I made a mixtape of suggested listening for the TVZ zine which I thought I’d share this morning so you can start your week in a really excellent way. The artists featured on this are people who have been mentioned in relation to Townes throughout the zine/his...

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