In The Japanese Garden

I never did subscribe to the idea that our John was any kind of a saint. I think we all know he wasn’t. In fact what first attracted me to him and the music he helped make, when it lit a rocket under my childhood, was that he was clearly a little rough around the […]

My Little Richard Moment

Here in May 2020 we’ve had the news that Little Richard has just died. And in grieving him and commemorating his importance many have mentioned John Lennon’s “I couldn’t even speak” memory of the drama of first hearing him. Compiling my own ‘without whom’ list of his musical descendants brought me very quickly to Prince, […]

John and Yoko: Double Fantasy

I am sat on a little purple stool at the John and Yoko ‘Double Fantasy’ Exhibition. I am not quite crying. I’ve been round the exhibition for the last half hour or so and I think it’s very beautiful. I think so. Though it was quite crowded. I would see it better on a quieter […]

Emerging from Winter/Part One

The first of two linked posts, walking round the neighbourhoods where I live. Part Two here. I haven’t done this for ages. Come out from the house on a bright blue day and let my camera take me for a walk. Making no plans about where I’ll go, I’ll see where my feet and my […]

The Quiet Days

We’ll come back to this image in a bit and what it might imply, but first let’s get out walking. On my own today, Sarah’s back at her funeral celebrant work. I love the quiet days when Christmas has gone and today begins┬áso sunny it would be just wrong not to take my camera out […]

Remembering the Garden Festival

Another guest post with newly discovered photographs today from John Viggars.This time John takes on a┬ásubject that, even thirty years after the fact, can still cause arguments when two or more Liverpudlians are gathered together. It’s the early 1980s. We’ve had riots, mass unemployment, factories closing down by the day, you’ve seen how it is […]