The Secret of Songwriting is…

The Secret of Songwriting is…

I saw American country singer Sam Baker at St Bonaventure’s (arguably the best music space in the world) Parish Hall last night. His songs were  like perfectly crafted short stories, each one full of the drifting heartbreak of smalltown Texas life.  He gave...

The Devil’s in the Detail

Still on the theme of the watercolour exhibition at Tate Britain — I wish, wish, wish that I could paint – another thing which fascinated me were two small pictures by Turner: Scarlet Sunset (1830) and Shields Lighthouse (1826).  Under each one...