Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been insanely busy putting together this radio documentary about ghosts in Cardiff!
Even more spookily, the programme broke the servers at Radio Cardiff, meaning only half of it was broadcast … spooky, eh?
Listen online below, and there’s a full tracklist and some thank yous over at We Are Cardiff.
I’ve been a professional journalist writing mostly about music for far longer than I’d actually care to remember (since 2001, if you must know…). I’ve written for Rolling Stone, NME, CRACK magazine, as well as various titles that have come and gone in that time (Sound Nation, Plan B, Kruger). I also wrote the first unofficial biography about Lady Gaga, published by Orion in 2010.
For examples of my music writing, click here.
Last summer I was interviewed for a French radio documentary about Cardiff, called “Cardiff, Histories Fantastiques”. I am described as a ‘bloguese’! Literally the best thing I have ever been called.
Apparently I also have the capability of speaking two languages simultaneously! Who knew.
If your French is functional, listen below! If not so much, concentrate, and you’ll hear me talking in the background.
Access the radio show here: ESCALE 2 : « CARDIFF, HISTOIRES FANTASTIQUES »
Documentaire de Michel Pomarède
Réalisation : Guillaume Baldy
Prise de son et mixage : Claire Levasseur
Last night, I went to a rather marvellous gig at The Gate in Cardiff, featuring Cate Le Bon, who I’ll happily claim as a local artist (okay, she’s not really from round here, but she cut her musical teeth here over the past six or whatever years). I’ve been to see her before, many years ago at a Kruger show. Last night’s show reminded me of a great interview that we published in Kruger (a local music magazine that I used to write for, that sadly no longer exists).
Luckily for YOU, the article still exists on Kruger’s Issuu page, so you can read it there. The wonderful Lisa Matthews wrote it, and the photography is flipping ACE too. Click on the picture below to go read!
Kruger Issue 14: Krugerville / Cate le Bon by Lisa Matthews
A couple of years ago, a friend of mine contacted me about writing a story for a children’s book she was putting together. The book is called Tal’s Good Feet, and it was put together by Vicki Simpson to raise money for a little boy called Tal Campbell, who has cerebral palsy. The money goes towards his medical bills and important operations … you can read more about him on the Tal’s Good Feet website.
The book is a compilation of short stories aimed at children between six to nine years old, and my story was illustrated by the rather marvellous Adam Chard. It’s priced at a very reasonable £6.99. All the money from the book goes towards his treatment, so if you have any gift giving occasions coming up, BUY THIS BOOK!