Archive For April 2018

The Philosophy of Coffee

The Philosophy of Coffee – it’s a intriguing title, it caught my eye after all, but if truth be told this book covers the history not the philosophy of coffee. Having said that, it’s a great little book that gives a fascinating insight into coffee’s journey from Ethiopia via Yemen, London, Italy and America to become Read the article…

Synth Geek

Last month my son and I headed to Birmingham for The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music. Originally were going to attend An Afternoon With Wolfgang Flur, one of the original members of Kraftwerk, but it turned into a full day of Synth Geekery. Midlands Modular Meet This was a late addition to the programme, Read the article…

Another Escape

Over the last few years there has been a resurgence in printed journals and magazines. Not mass market, mass media publications, but independent, high-quality curated works created by passionate people. Another Escape is a wonderful example – well written, with fabulous photography and beautifully designed and typeset. The latest issue is curated around the theme Read the article…

Underworld – Brilliant Yes That Would Be

For a while the hints have been there on Instagram, but we can now rejoice – new music from Underworld. I would have loved to see Underworld in Reykjavik; Iceland is on my ‘places to visit’ list, and to see Karl and Rick there would have been quite something. I love this track, restrained yet with Read the article…