Steven Wilson: Limited Edition of One

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ARRIVING SOMEWHERE As regular readers of the blog will know, I have been listening to no-man for nearly 30 years and while there is an extensive blog on Tim Bowness I’ve never got to do one on Steven Wilson despite having a passing interest in his work with Porcupine Tree and solo not to mention all those 5.1 surround mixes of fave albums he’s been fortunate to have had a hand in. Earlier this year Wilson (together with Mick Wall) released a (semi) auto-biography like no other (not sure why…read more


Remembering Switzerland

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CHOCOLATE TRIANGLES, ROUND CLOCKS: SHAPES IN THE LAND OF THE SWISS CROSS Not one of my biggest players on the blog in terms of visitor numbers (compared to Germany or France) but nevertheless let me turn our attention to Switzerland! It was in April 2006 that I visited following on from Berlin the month previous (both with Easyjet). It seems I have no written record of my time in the land of alpine, chocolate and clocks other than the poem GVA which appears in Terminal Wanderlust (plug plug…) Trying hard NOT to…read more


Frankfurt: Flashdance (I Can’t Stay Long)

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AVGEEK SEEKS CULTURE As a junior commercial aviation addict I wanted to live in Frankfurt purely because it had a great airport. But what of the city? With a reputation as a boring finance town it has in recent times taken steps to reinvent itself as more than that. So let’s have a (very quick) look at its cultural make up…  Arriving around six in the morning the tourist info office is dead to the world so I peruse the train station and its many nooks and crannies stuffed full of…read more

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