Missing Mac

I really miss Dr John. I interviewed him properly a couple of couple of times and it taught me sometimes you do get a second chance. The first time was … Continue Reading →


Working with Ken: an appreciation

In the wake of Ken Pitt’s recent death, Colin Farmer – a colleague of Ken’s from the early 60s – contacted me. Colin kindly supplied a memorial to his ex … Continue Reading →

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Ken Pitt: a farewell

Someone just mentioned that Ken Pitt has died.   He was an intriguing, multi-faceted individual, and I doubt David would have made it in the way he did, without him. … Continue Reading →


Non-stop talking blues

I enjoyed talking recently with Nate Wilcox, a very perceptive interviewer, for the Let It Roll podcasts over the last few months. We recorded one on Iggy Pop, one on … Continue Reading →


By the Grace of God…

Very happy that Sister Rosetta Tharpe – who we put on the cover of one of my first issues of MOJO – finally gets a full feature in this month’s … Continue Reading →


Shades of blue

To complement the current issue of Wallpaper*, here are a few of my images from the shoot with Farhad Samari. There’s also an interview about the fabric dyed with this … Continue Reading →


Going natural: indigo in Tennessee

I enjoyed a brief, but inspiring, trip to Tennessee last autumn, for the indigo harvest. You can see my story in Wallpaper, on sale now. Photography by my good friend … Continue Reading →


I’ll be free just like that Bluebird

Like countless people across the world, I was shocked by Monday’s morning’s news. David Bowie was a beacon of hope, of possibilities, for me and countless others. My life would not have … Continue Reading →


Paint It Black Friday!

Paint it Black Friday! A reminder that I’ll be doing a reading from Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones at Book Court in Brooklyn this Friday, 27 November.


Hello, Marilu!

I enjoyed talking to Marilu Henner, perhaps best known from Taxi, about Brian last night! The show is syndicated widely and also available online. Here’s audio of our talk, on … Continue Reading →