Vinyl Affair

Record shopping is a funny world and one that I inhabit. My life has involved a long and varied relationship with record shopping, record collecting, record boasting and lumping boxes of the fucking things from one flat or house to another. Like any long-term relationship, it’s had its ups and downs. There have been failed…Continue reading Vinyl Affair

Techno, tornadoes and turntables

It seems that telling stories about raving is quite the thing at the moment. The summer saw Jeremy Deller’s Everybody in the Place and Norman Cook’s Ibiza: The Silent Movie getting their Friday groove going on BBC4 while, in the theatre, Gary Clarke’s Wasteland has been receiving (ahem) rave reviews. All three of these examples…Continue reading Techno, tornadoes and turntables

The Beastie Boys made me do it

I started attending secondary school in 1987. It was a time of bad hair, NHS glasses and a general feeling of dread regarding the notorious antics of big boys at the big school. Tales of blue goldfish (untrue), peanut ties (very true) and sado-fascist games teachers (horrifyingly true) dominated conversation among my little group of…Continue reading The Beastie Boys made me do it

Programme released

Our exciting programme is now finalised and online. Click on the ‘Twisting My Schedule’ tab to download the programme. See you all soon.

Event Timings

You’re Twisting My Memory, Man: Music, Memory and Memoir will start at 5pm on 13th July and from 10 am on Saturday 14th July. Other programme details will be announced soon. Proposals and ideas are being sent in all the time. If you have an idea for a contribution please let us know via twitter…Continue reading Event Timings

Only You Can Take Me There

Some things, experienced in younger days, are transcendent. A few months ago I fell out of Fibbers in York clutching an armful of merchandise. It was safely encased in a tote bag emblazoned with a pixelated image of a smiling man smoking three pipes. Praise Bob. As usual the gig had been transcendent, all the…Continue reading Only You Can Take Me There