And here I’ll stay

My post the other day on ’10 things I’ve learned from ‘A year to live’ carried the unsurprising news, to anyone who knows me and/or reads this blog, that I’ll be living in Liverpool for the rest of my life. “I am happy where I am. I know I will never go to Machu Picchu, […]

I remember: 30 years ago

Remembering this, written 5 years ago. Now it’s April 15th 2019. Now it’s 30 years ago… It’s about a quarter to four on 15th April 1989. I’m on my own in the place where I was living then. A Saturday afternoon, working on songs, doing my music while everyone else is out. But my mind […]

And in the morning, afterwards

What a day. Let’s remind ourselves of its significance with the words of David Conn, the Guardian journalist who has waited so long to be able to write this: “Since the Hillsborough independent panel published its report on 12 September, blowing away the myths and┬ápolice┬álies about how 96 people died at the FA Cup semi-final […]

2012: Friday Walks, Everton and Liverpool

Normally on Fridays, the day we walk rather than work, we set off for coastal places. But this week, being a momentous week in the history of Liverpool, we decided to walk closer to home. In the hills of Everton, and down the valley to Anfield. I used to work up here as part of […]

Never forgotten

Today has been a special day in Liverpool. A day of truth and vindication. The day the Prime Minister of the day at last said ‘I am profoundly sorry’ for something that happened over twenty three years ago. On 15th April 1989 ninety six Liverpool football supporters were killed during a match at Hillsborough, in […]