Month: July 2020

The Volume of Things: Interview with Bryde.

Sarah Howells, better known as Bryde, has crept into my consciousness in the last few years that I honestly cannot […]

History painting: ‘The Last Day of Pompeii’ by Karl Bryullov, 1833.

Pompeii and Herculaneum are Roman cities from late antiquity that don’t need any introduction. There has been so much said […]

On my stereo this week: Tori Amos, Cat SFX & Fenne Lily.

Tori Amos – ‘Reindeer King’. There is something always so familiar about Tori Amos that keep me coming back to […]

Interview: Whitney Tai talks about her new album ‘Apogee’.

Los Angeles-based dream pop sensation Whitney Tai invited us all recently to “…find a lawn nearest you, gaze into the […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: When Anita Ekberg kisses Jerry Lewis in Hollywood or Bust.

Long before I first really noticed Anita Ekberg through ‘adult eyes’, I saw her in a rerun of Hollywood or Bust (1956) […]

Drinking Tuscany: Chianti Classico and its connection to history.

I have never been to Italy and it is not to say that I will never go, but about six […]

For The Love of Wine: A brief history of South American Wine.

Years ago a good friend of mine presented me with a bottle of Malbec wine imported from Argentina. I looked […]

Breathing new life into Croatian wine.

The accession of Croatia in the middle of 2013 was an important step in the integration of the smaller nations […]

On my stereo this week: Agnes Obel, Fiona Apple & Tame Impala.

Agnes Obel – ‘Broken Sleep’. The Danish classically trained singer songwriter, Agnes Obel’s new album Myopia is one big moody […]

For The Love of Wine: The short history of Australian wine.

The success Australian wine has received over the years is amazing. It, of course, is cyclic depending on things like […]