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She’s BACK!!

Goodness me where did 2 years go to? I’ve moved back to London, turned a significant age (don’t ask!) finally made it to India, met a fab chap called Francis and here I am typing when I should be prepping … Continue reading

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Its all gone Pete Tong in the Bedroom Dept!

First day in a steamy London and I head  out to my lunch meeting catching two busses from Kennington  to Chelsea.  My route took me past the Royal Chelsea Hospital .  Its famed for being the home of the Chelsea … Continue reading

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Rust and Bone, 7 Days in Havana, Amour, Hemingway and Gellhorn

My last day in Cannes was great – I drove down from Mandelieu/ La Napoule to catch a noon screening at the Palais . Carax’s Holy Rollers was full so I dashed across to the Olympia and made it to … Continue reading

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Kanye in Cannes, The Gossip, Pete Doherty Kylie Minogue , Nick Cave, Tom Jobim

Greetings from the 65th Cannes Film Festival – one of the wettest and coldest on record – the weather seems to have put a damper  on the buzz on the films too – very few  have been raved about although … Continue reading

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Marfa Marfa Marfa!

I’ve finally made it to Marfa TX! I first heard about it 5 or 6 years ago when I read an article about this dusty town in the south of Texas,  which talked about the mysterious Marfa lights (Texan version … Continue reading

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Citizenship, Baja, Vendimia , The Bowery , Brooklyn (Greenpoint) London, Mike Figgis, Ignite Festival, The Royal Opera House, Punch Drunk ‘s ‘Sleep No More’ , DKNY, Dublin, Dalston, The Ravages of Time, Whitechapel Gallery, London’s Thames Festival & The Whistling Shop… And the London Riots…

Hello friends – Time for some catch up re August/ September… August – I went to Baja for the fantastic Vendimia festival, back in LA I took my Citizenship test; went to NYC en route to London – to work … Continue reading

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This is what a Los Angeles Freeway looks after it has rained heavily all day – taken at 5.10pm on 10 FWY heading east – usually gridlocked!

So my question is this – where is everyone? if all it takes is some heavy rain to keep lots of people at home, this would indicate that they have no jobs – or at least no jobs/ routine  that … Continue reading

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‘Chocolate?’ ‘No! Maltesers!’ ‘ Cav-Poo?’ ‘No! Malti-Poo!’

Taking Max for a walk just now, we met a lovely little dog and its equally lovely gamine owner and as Max and pup bounced around on Sunset Blvd I asked whether her pup was a CavPoo (cavalier poodle cross) … Continue reading

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Guatemala ‘Living Lost’ Film shoot & travels Nov 2010

November 2010  – I was asked by my friends – actor, director Jon Bessire and producer Daphne Bach – to join them in the working of their film ‘Living Lost’ . My role was to assist with sound recording and … Continue reading

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MOCA’s Art in The Streets

I almost missed going to see this show – http://www.moca.org/museum/exhibitiondetail.php?id=44 in the end I made it on the last free Monday in August (Cheers  Banksy for underwriting each Monday) and stood in the heat for over an hour wearing a … Continue reading

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