• Latest radio episode here …

    Latest radio episode here …

    Here’s another chance to hear the latest show, featuring tracks new to the show from hard-rockers Gun, Steely Dan fanboys Monkey House jazz-rockers and funky world music from the Peatbog Faeries (touring in Kendal). Plus classic tunes from Todd Terje and Bryan Ferry, Kevin Ayers, Del Amitri and so much more. Plus a local gig guide for the week

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  • Incredible I know but …

    Incredible I know but …

    I’ve recorded a 4th audiobook, which is free to listen to. It’s “The Dark Road” by Gaston Leroux (author of “The Phantom of the Opera”) and it’s available from, the public domain audiobook provider.

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  • Illuminating Hadrian’s Wall

    Illuminating Hadrian’s Wall

    Drawn by the first-ever lighting of the 70-mile monument from end to end, thousands of visitors filled every local car park, lay-by and footpath, while helicopters and a NASA satellite recorded the necklace of beacons from above. I played my part!

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  • Other videos I’ve made

    Other videos I’ve made

    I’ve added a new page to my blog to feature other videos I’ve made …

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  • In the park

    In the park

    I had an appointment to get my laptop battery fixed. But before the appointment I ate a sandwich in Preston’s attractive, undulating Winckley Square park, within a square containing some fine original buildings. I recorded a few observations on my phone, transcribed below and now I can delete my recordings. As you read the few […]

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  • Third audiobook (not that it’s a competition!) completed – H.C. McNeile’s wartime story,”No Man’s Land”

    Third audiobook (not that it’s a competition!) completed – H.C. McNeile’s wartime story,”No Man’s Land”

    i’ve completed reading another audiobook for Librivox and it’s available for free. To date (4 Aug 2022) it’s had 20,999 page views and 4 people have kindly favourited it. It’s not possible to say how many folks have downloaded it and played it, but a fair few will have I’m pleased to say. About the […]

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