Technology Nicked My Job

It’s happening to a lot of people these days, but it first happened to me 35 years ago. I was a drummer in the late 70s and early 80s when drum machines first appeared on the scene. At first no drummers were threatened by these rather clinical boxes because they didn’t sound like real drums…

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Are you still single?

 Q. “Are you still single?” I was one of 25 people standing shoulder to shoulder in an art gallery. It was 1999. Three metres away, opposite me, was another line of 25 people. We were encouraged to breathe and look at the person directly opposite us. Not the sort of thing you’d welcome on The…

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Drum Like A Woman

Women get into it faster than men, it’s a fact. Cultural differences? I’ve run teambuilding sessions around the world. There are none. Sorry guys. Even in the warm up the women are just out there, bright eyed, curious, excited about what’s coming next. On the other hand, the men look like a bunch of footballers standing…

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Grounded

I’m four years old and I’m kneeling on thick pile carpet, opening a small door in a bedroom wall and feeling like I’m about to enter Narnia. My mum is nearby, hoovering the landing of our big house. I say ‘our big house’ because that’s what we call it, but we actually live in a…

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