Category Archives: Top 10

10 Things That Didn’t Get Enough Love in 2015

10 Things That Didn’t Get Enough Love (Even If They Got Some) in 2015 (Or Any Other Year) And You Should REALLY Check Out (If You Haven’t Already). All of these made my top 10′s but dammit – I need … Continue reading

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The 2015 Top 10

Here’s my top 10 of everything from 2015 (Just for you Ben…and the pedantic guy who always points out which albums/films didn’t come out this year) skip to 10 things that didn’t get enough love in 2015 Top 10 Albums … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Things I Listened To, Watched And Read in 2014 (Even Though They Weren’t All Made In 2014)

Most of these are available on Amazon. Click here if you want to earn me a little commission at no expense to yourself. Music. Albums. (Mostly). 1) AM – Arctic Monkeys  A long awaited return to form for one of … Continue reading

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Five Biggest Encouragements For Indie Songwriters In 2014

2014 was a tough year in many ways – I didn’t suffer from writers block as much as writer’s-can’t-be-bothered. (even though I still wrote 31 songs this, it was well below my personal best of 47). But by the end … Continue reading

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10 Old Songs I Paid Good Money For

Today I have been mostly edited and mixing ‘kids’ songs. Things are moving along now with the Dig Down Deep To Normal album. Thanks for asking. Downloading is dead? Here’s 10 songs (except the widget will only show you 8?) … Continue reading

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10 Things I Loved In 2013

Releasing my first ever solo EP Let’s Build An Airport was the major milestone for me but here’s 10 other highlights of the year. The Rise of LFC The massive turnaround in all areas of Liverpool Football Club, but especially the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Films of 2013*

*watched in 2013! 1) True Grit 2) The World’s End 3) Gravity 4) The Three Stooges 5) Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa 6) Thor: The Dark World 7) Les Miserables 8) Jaws (Reissue) 9) The Sunset Limited 10) Ice Cold In … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books of 2013*

*(books I READ in 2013) 1) Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking David Bayles and Ted Orland A beautiful little book full of rich insights that demythologises the creative process helping to remove the hinderances to … Continue reading

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Top 10 Albums of 2013*

1) The Wilderness – ks Rhoads There’s nothing lower case about ks’s (?) epic soundscapes. His debut album also contains some great tracks (Dark Hotel for one) but The Wilderness has been stuck on my mp3 player ALL YEAR LONG. … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Original Songs of 2012

The best of me! Concentrating on my EP – Let’s Build An Airport this year meant I didn’t write as much as last year, or demo to as high a standard as I’d like, but here’s the 5 tracks I wrote … Continue reading

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