7th July, 2018

The Cure's 40th Anniversary

Plus Slowdive, Interpol, and The Twilight Sad. Hyde Park.

19th June, 2018

Manic Street Preachers

Robert Smith's Meltdown at Royal Festival Hall, London

2nd June, 2018

The National

Plus Broken Social Scene, Warpaint, Future Islands, Cat Power and others. All Points East, Victoria Park, London

1st June, 2018

Living with a conversational object

I feel awkward talking to machines, and I always will. My comfort zone ends at the ATM or self-service checkout, where I’ll conclude transactions with a whispered ‘Thank you’ (my wife will attest to this). It’s a simple courtesy born of a generalized fear of machines; specifically, their inevitable rise. When that day comes, I hope my long appreciation of their servitude will be recognized, and that I’ll be spared.

31st May, 2018

Stockholm

Photos, stories and notes from our trip.

10th May, 2018

Data watching

The digital trail led me to an electricity substation near Walmart, and my first encounter with its globetrotting tenant. In documenting the moment, I joined a community of far-flung onlookers crowdsourcing her story.

8th March, 2018

Existing in four dimensions

The expansive views from the hard-won summit deserved my full attention, but cognitively I was elsewhere; present in multiple locations by way of a weak but welcome signal.

31st December, 2017

2017 in music

A fantastic year for music: many of my favourites returned with new albums and heaps of exceptional new artists appeared. We also made it to lots of shows. Here are my top albums, tracks, compilations and gigs of 2017.

21st December, 2017

Little goat of the air

There it was again: a mysterious humming vibrato piercing the silence, then gone. Whatever the source, it was close, and moving at high speed. The twilight made these sudden whirrs seem unnerving yet also fascinating, a puzzle to be solved.

15th November, 2017

Junco’s, the tiniest pub in Newfoundland

How reality TV exposes nature’s life cycles, and why a whole province found delight in an unscripted anthropomorphic soap opera.

9th October, 2017

Grizzly Bear

Brixton Academy, London

3rd October, 2017

Early connections to nature

As I began researching the ways digital tech helps us discover our world, I considered nature’s influence on my formative years and wondered what I might’ve lost.

28th September, 2017

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

27th September, 2017

The National

26th and 27th September, Eventim Apollo, London

24th September, 2017

Robin Hood Half Marathon

Today, I successfully completed my first official half marathon.