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Travel Report: The David Bowie Mural, London.

The David Bowie Mural, Brixton, London. May 2019. I didn’t get into David Bowie until I was in my early thirties. In fact, I’m not sure how his unbridled brilliance escaped me. Obviously I knew who he was and had become familiar with a handful of his biggest hits. But it wasn’t until I bought […]

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Travel Report: Rock ‘n’ Roll Rescue, London.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Rescue, Camden Town, London. May 2019. One of my favourite things about Camden Town is browsing the various record shops. Back in my pre-digital nomad days I was quite the record collector. I had over a thousand albums, shelves of music books and a precious collection of programs, tickets and memorabilia from […]

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Travel Report: Memphis Nostalgia.

Memphis Nostalgia. May 2007 & May 2009. It felt good to finally get out of the damn car. Ok, the journey from Nashville had only actually taken four hours. But hey, I’d never enjoyed car journeys. Plus I was simply itching to get to grips with Memphis. Stretching my legs and taking in my surroundings, I remember […]

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Wall of Sound, a short story from The Netherlands.

Wall of Sound, a short story from The Netherlands. In June 2010 I arrived in The Netherlands with the notion of finally ‘settling down’. Young, in love and still just a little wet behind the ears, my girl and I had all the typical rat race dreams. Get the jobs so we could save money. […]

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Travel Report: Kim Kwang-seok Story House, Daegu.

Kim Kwang-seok Story House, Daegu. April 2019. We must have spent a solid hour exploring Kim Kwang-seok Memorial Street. We admired the artwork, listened to the buskers and grabbed a coffee at one of the rooftop cafes. The atmosphere had been so positive, a genuine celebration of the man’s life and music. Now, following an […]

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Travel Report: Kim Kwang-seok Memorial Street, Daegu.

Kim Kwang-seok Memorial Street, Daegu. April 2019. I’d never heard of the Korean singer-songwriter Kim Kwang-seok. At least not until I started planning my trip to Daegu. As I soon discovered, this guy is huge in South Korea, where he shifted an impressive five million records during his all-too-brief life. Kim’s music was often sorrowful and […]

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Travel Report: Muse On Vinyl Bar, Busan.

Muse On Vinyl Bar, Busan. February 2015. I was strolling the streets of Busan with no particular plan when I stumbled upon Muse On Vinyl Bar in the city’s trendy Haeundae District. I hadn’t yet learned about Busan’s collection of throwback vinyl bars, thus I found myself instinctively heading inside, unsure of what to expect. […]

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Travel Report: Paul Draper Live In Shanghai.

Paul Draper Live In Shanghai. March 2019. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that Paul Draper was coming to China! I mean, really? It wasn’t a difficult decision to grab a ticket. After all, they were highly affordable and Shanghai was just a four-hour train ride from little old Ruian. Finally, I’d found the […]

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