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Unreel #25

Published in radio.

Broadcast date: 22 February 2021 Listen again. Spotify playlist. The pain inside, Cosmic Rough Riders Now they’ll sleep, Belly The super it, Stereolab My favourite dress (locked down and stripped back), The Wedding Present Zero, John Roberts Jamming (Tropkillaz remix), Bob Marley & The Wailers Necesito a alguien, Faithless Me duele, Tom & Collins Ecovocative, […]

Unreel #25

Unreel #24

Published in radio.

Broadcast date: 15 February 2021 Listen again. Spotify playlist. Gilded Griffin, by Fenella Probably a Robbery, Renegade Soundwave Hygiene Strip, Dubstar Talking Reality Television Blues, Tom Jones Down with the ship, Todd Rundgren & Rivers Cuomo Robot Joy Army, Ed Dowie Scratchcard Lanyard, Dry Cleaning Reservoir, Metronomy My noise, Superchunk Hey you, False Advertising Parasight, […]

Unreel #24

Unreel #23

Published in radio.

Broadcast date: 8 February 2021 Listen again. Spotify playlist. Magical dream, 808 State Sunset Drive, Deerful Started out, Georgia Sally MacLennane, The Pogues Forest fire, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Blue Savannah (Vince Clarke remix), Erasure Enola Gay (Hot Chip remix), Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Sunspots, Julian Cope Money, The Sonics Rock Pools, Saint […]

Unreel #23

Sometimes, conversation is the best kind of editing

Published in work, working in the open.

When you’re working on some words with a colleague, or many colleagues, and there’s disagreement about what the words should be, the best way to overcome it is with verbal, spoken conversation. Not email. Most of the time, that’s the worst way to solve disagreement. About anything, including words. In most cases, the cause of […]

Sometimes, conversation is the best kind of editing

Unreel #22

Published in radio.

Broadcast date: 1 February 2021 Listen again. Spotify playlist. Been caught stealing, Jane’s Addiction 7 seconds, Porridge Radio Trouble, Hen Ogledd Seven seas of Rhye, Queen Rich, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Let in the light, Moderat New York I love you but you’re bringing me down, LCD Soundsystem I’ve got your music, Saint Etienne […]

Unreel #22

January pics

Published in photo diary, photography.

January pics

How to be clear

Published in notes, working in the open.

You can spend a lot of time coming up with tactics and strategies for your communication, but the most valuable tool you can use is also the simplest: clarity. If you communicate with clarity, people will spend less time trying to interpret what you’re saying. As a result, they’ll understand you faster, with less effort. […]

How to be clear

All first drafts are bad drafts (and that’s what makes them good)

Published in notes, working in the open.

All first drafts of anything are bad drafts. It doesn’t matter what you’re writing – the first version of it probably won’t be very good. Understand and accept this, and suddenly the task of writing becomes a little bit easier, because it lifts a weight off your shoulders, and lets you use your first draft […]

Snow day

Published in life, photo diary.

Snow day

How to write like you speak

Published in working in the open.

You’ve probably heard the phrase “Write like you speak” a thousand times before, but actually writing like that doesn’t come easily to lots of people. It’s a skill that takes time to master. So for most people, the easiest way to write like you speak is to write by speaking: step away from the keyboard, […]

How to write like you speak
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