564px-Old_radio June 22

Just What Exactly is Apple Up To?

Published earlier today on Medium There are a lot of articles analysing Apple’s new music service. (James Cridland’s got a good list of them here.) The majority of them are coming from tech journalists, and unfortunately, they suffer from a major lack of knowledge of how the music business actually works. They are worth reading, but […]

Why has TV storytelling become so complex?: A journalistic take

Originally posted on Just TV:
I was recently invited by The Conversation to write something for their site exploring some of the arguments of my new book for a general audience. I like reading The Conversation to see academics writing in a journalistic voice (something that some are better at than others) and support their…

564px-Old_radio February 15

The plot thickens – Apple launching a label?

More news on the Apple music front – Radio 1 DJ, Zane Lowe is leaving the corporation to work for Apple. Jimmy Iovine, and now Zane. Apple’s lining up some heavyweight A&R talent.

564px-Old_radio February 09

Apple Records?

Rumours floating around that Apple is going to move into the label business, as I predicted a few months ago:  http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/08/exclusive-streaming/ Although the TechCrunch article shows a remarkable lack of understanding of how the music industry works and what exactly a record label does, the information at its heart leads to some interesting possibilities. More […]

neck 3 January 03

Live at Redmond’s

I’ll be performing live at Redmond’s in Dennistoun to celebrate the launch of the album, “Live in Glasgow,” recorded last autumn at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow. I’ll be improvising on the same themes, but with a new guitar this time.  But don’t worry, the sparkly suit will still make an appearance.  The performance […]

guitar October 02

Performing Live in Glasgow

Solo Ambient Guitar Performance at CCA Glasgow Tuesday the 21st of October , 7pm – 11pm £4 + £1 booking fee All ages Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD United Kingdom Tickets available through the CCA box office: http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/542058977932e9a37600002d And Flights of Angels Sing Thee To Thy Rest is an extended duration performance of […]

neck 3 August 04

A Secret Rose

The full multi-camera shoot of Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose” for 100 electric guitars from the Frontiers Festival in Birmingham is now up on YouTube.  I’m in the back row, stage right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HC9o0DaNow#t=1043


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