A change is as good as a rest



How the goodness gracious me are you?

Me? I’m good. Thanks for asking. There’s a bit of a change afoot on these here web pages. I’m slowly, but sure transforming the design of the site. Might take a while, but we’ll get there in the end.

In the meantime, there’s a fair old bit to report. And it mainly revolves around my book, Do It Yourself: a History of Music in Medway. Sales have been doing quite well of late.

It’s available online from my publisher, Cultured Llama’s website (along with the usual online stores). But it’s also available in some bone fide physical bookshops. Baggins’ Bookshop in Rochester and Waterstone’s in Chatham have been displaying the book with no little prominence. Which can only be a good thing.

There was a fantastic launch night for the book back in April where Nick Hughes, David Read, Peter Cook and Stuart Turner performed. Cultured Llama and I had a fun old time selling copies of the book at the Rochester Sweeps Festival. And I’ve done a reading at the latest Seasonally Effected night in Rochester’s Dot Café.

Do It Yourself… covers a period from the mid-70s to approximately summer last year. But a lot of music’s come out over the last year. And it’s been a particularly busy time over the last couple of weeks. Bob Collins, The Treasures of Mexico and Theatre Royal all have new things for you to listen to and enjoy.

It’s my plan to write about some of these over the next few weeks. So keep your eyes peeled.

Catch up soon. I’m off for the proverbial cup of tea.


(picture credit: Gareth Arnold)

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