Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Fireworks at Kempton Park, which for once went smoothly.
I worked on one of the worst ever jobs of my life at Kempton back in the early 90s for LCI who managed to totally destroy the Kempton Balloon Festival by concentrating more on the guest list than the project management. The only thing that worked on that fateful night long ago, were my four follow spots.. Not much of a show for the 15k in the crowd
Ahh those were the days..
Monday, 23 October 2017
The fist fight outside the chip shop took me back to my teens in Nottingham..
Ahh those were the days...
as for the show
projection mapping experts Glowing Bulbs made newbie mistakes, but nothing is new under the sun. It looked fine in the end. Of course.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Saturday, 30 September 2017
Here we are again 14 years later, Japan's No 1 venue..
I offered Dom Brown a fiver to play Deep Purple's 'space truckin' during girls on film, but he bottled it.. we both had Purple's seminal 'Made in Japan' album when we were kids - much of it being recorded at Budokan.
And then it was over. Two years of Paper Gods and now it's back to some semblance of Reality.
Monday, 28 August 2017
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Thursday, 8 June 2017
Saturday, 22 April 2017
Thursday, 2 March 2017
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Monday, 26 December 2016
I was hurtling down the M4 on my motorbike, when what looked like the handlebars of a bicycle fell off the back of the skip lorry 100 yards in front of me.. They bounced chaotically towards me at 80mph, their irregular shape making it impossible to tell where they would go next.
With only seconds before impact, all I could do was keep my cool, knowing that one wrong move would mean disaster.
A few months later -
I was in the pit at the end of the Chic performance putting up the cameras and Nile Rodgers gestured to me how to get down from the stage - I indicated over by the side. Instead, he launched himself off the downstage edge into my arms… Again I had to keep my cool, knowing that if I dropped him, I would for evermore be known as the guy responsible for the death of disco…
Here’s to another year of cool under pressure!