Still Bill: On appreciating Bill Withers

I don’t write as much about music on this blog as I’d thought I would when I started it nearly five years ago. But I want to write briefly about it today because lately I’ve been thinking about Bill Withers and listening to a lot of his music. Let’s go back to the last time […]

“I am spray painting my truth on your outside walls”

This late into the autumn of my life I should not have to be writing and working on the human right to a decent home. But I am. Or the responsibility of the organisations of the state not to be the enemies of our own people, but they are. I am Daniel Blake. And I am Cathy […]

Peaceful Warrior at Red Brick Vintage

I didn’t take many photos at Peaceful Warrior on Thursday night as I spent so much time standing up with my mouth open, but fortunately Liverpool photographer Jane MacNeil was also there and has kindly sent me some of her photos, now added and credited. First, getting things ready. Amy and Rosanna from the ‘Old Hardware Shop’ […]

Caledonia: Liverpool

In the pub after the second ever showing of ‘Without These Walls’ It’s on Catharine Street, The Caledonia, and has always been there. A good basic pub that went through a few years where it tried out being a launderette too. Not now. These days it’s independently run, does great food, great music and positively […]

Turner Prize: Is this art?

In which Hazel Tilley of Granby 4 Streets and the entire City of Liverpool gets the last word. So I’d say we definitely are art. “It’s recognising the politics in art, it’s recognising the humanity in art. It’s not this piece of work of art that goes into some rich person’s warehouse, this is something that […]

A Year in 12 Photographs

Now that 2014 is over, here’s an attempt to sum up my own past year in 12 photographs. Over the year there were 160 new blog posts and most of them contained new photographs as I wandered around, mostly, Liverpool with my camera clutched permanently in my right hand. Here’s what I saw. This was […]