I am a London-based Digital PR/Social Media/SEO Consultant, music producer/anorak, deep sea diver, avid cyclist, worldwide traveller and football-loving technology bod! This page functions as a kind of online scrapbook/resource featuring my favourite blog posts and news items as well as my own personal reviews and recommendations in the worlds of music, sport, travel and technology!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Best Circus Ever

Best Circus Ever: "


Award Nomination!

Award Nomination!: "
BT Digital Music Awards 2010

We've got some good news to share with you, dear reader!

BBC Introducing has been nominated in the Best Place To Discover Music category at the BT Digital Music Awards. The ceremony takes place at the Roundhouse in London on 30th September.

Also nominated in our category are NME, Drowned in Sound, Resident Advisor, iTunes and Guardian Music, with the winner being chosen via a public vote.

Elsewhere, the BBC's Glastonbury website has been nominated, as has 6 Music in the Best Place To Hear Music and Best Radio Show or Podcast categories.


Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Video: Darkstar – ‘Gold’

Video: Darkstar – ‘Gold’: "

Darkstar’s video for the lead single ‘Gold’ from October 18th release-dated Hyperdub debut North will come as a surprise to those like me who fell for the the gentle bump of ‘Aidy’s Girl Is a Computer’. The result is closer to Hot Chip if they actually made tunes in the dark and were a little bit depressed. The tune is actually a cover of The Human League’s ‘You Remind Me of Gold’. I like.

Darkstar – Aidy’s Girl Is a Computer


Monday, 4 October 2010

Let it ring

Let it ring: "

Award entries videos are something to be cautious about as they naturally tells you a certain story (of success) and I’m not sure how many people will give their friends mobile number away.

BUT this is still a very clever idea that should be further explored.


The UK Tax Gap Visualized

The UK Tax Gap Visualized: "

The Tax Gap Visualized - Information Is Beautiful The Tax Gap is the difference between tax collected and the potential tax out there.

In the UK, official figures put it at a massive £42bn ($65bn). But unofficial researchers claim it could be as much as £105bn ($164bn) or more.

Offshore tax havens. Clever avoidance tactics. Corporate evasion. See how it all stacks up in my latest visualisation for the Guardian Datablog.

See our organised data here: http://bit.ly/taxgap