All That Jazz

This coming Saturday I shall be performing some Jazz standard with Stardust Big Band. This is a big deal for me, and hopefully the start of more opportunities to sing some Jazz alongside my other musical activities. I not an

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My Human Zoo Diatribe

Furore Now that the furore is dying down, I thought I’d say my piece on the maelstrom that was Brett Bailey’s Exhibit B, re-dubbed Human Zoo by those of us who opposed it, to reflect the dubious history of the ‘artform.’

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Love Will Ease Your Mind

I wrote this lyric and melody more years ago than I can actually remember. I was watching a video on YouTube, (I’ll post it at the end of this post) and the protagonist of the video from The Queen Code,

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Time to put a stop to despair

I wrote this one yesterday. Particularly in response to the situation in Gaza, but also it was just borne out of a momentary feeling of helplessness at life’s sometimes seemingly never ending struggles. Often it seems that our issues are self

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Could We? – A Soliloquy

I wrote this poem about a month ago now. It came to me one morning…the morning of my Bastedo bandmate Celia’s Hen Weekend Celebrations. I’ve dedicated this to her and her soon to be hubby… Could We? Could we reclaim

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Trust -The glue that holds it all together

Originally posted on Reflections from the s0ngb1rd:
Oh the halcyon days of 2007! Before the bubble burst. Before the muck hit the fan, and quicker than Dave, George or Nick could say ‘ha, ha fooled ya!’  Here we…

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Blackmale Beats @ Tate Britain

Tate Britain On 6th June, Kofi Allen invited me along to take in some art and culture at an event called ‘Late at Tate’ at Tate Britain. Those of you who know me, or read my blog, will know all about my

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