16 helpful reminders for 2016

Happy New Year, everyone! And don’t worry if you’ve broken all your resolutions already – because New Year’s resolutions are so last year. Or, more likely: last week.

Here’s a piece I wrote for Standard Issue about some helpful things to remember in 2016 – and, indeed, any year. I’ve been dipping my toe into positive psychology writing (see previous pieces for Standard Issue) but this time I’ve put in a whole, ooh, ankle. Which feels a little scary, I confess… but also good. After all, a ship in harbour is safe, but that’s not what ships were built for. As someone once quoted in some article about helpful reminders in 2016

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Corbymania hits the UK!

So I was lucky enough to script a fun video for The Huffington Post UK about the rise in Corbynmania – aka the fevered excitement about Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn.

Here it is – voiced by the brilliant David Schneider (doing his best Pathe News voice) and made by Handface video.

(It was a labour of love sifting through YouTube and watching footage of Beatlemaniacs, I can tell you.)

New-look website status: Imminent

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Yes, as Bob Dylan said: my website, it is a-changin’. That was after he went electric, of course.

As I am doing far more writing and far less music-making these days, I thought it was about time I updated this site to reflect that.

So OUT: will be pictures of me that are several years old (I’m not a newspaper columnist – I just can’t get away with it any more), white-text-on-black, and lots of pages about music stuff. IN: will be a more recent picture or two (as blurry as I can get away with), black-text-on-white, and lots of pages about writing stuff.

I will also be updating this here blog section far more frequently.

Watch this space. Literally. Well, not this one exactly. But this general area. #ExcitingTimes