SAUSAGEDOGRACE | Saturday, September 24, 2022

8:28 PM

#SAUSAGEDOGRACE: the annual display of disobedience in a rainy #volkspark but such cuteness. ➜ Flickr for full pictures (photos/vishv) #hamburg #dachshund #dogsofinstagram #dogoftheday

BILLINGHAM550 | Tuesday, August 9, 2022

9:32 PM

#BILLINGHAM550: I’m packing up to leave the UK, and this beast is still with me. 30 years ago, @dgovarnie and I went shopping to buy him a guitar and me a camera bag. I don’t know if that guitar is still alive but this bag, the venerable Billingham 550 definitely is. Needs a service and a replacement end pocket but it’s still carting my camera gear or my clothes, depending on the occasion. £150 in 1992. They’re still making it! £689 in 2022! I don’t think I have anything else from when I was 18, do you? #camerabag #madeinbritain #billingham

BACKGARDEN | Tuesday, August 9, 2022

9:35 PM

#BACKGARDEN: I’ve decided that the back garden is finished. Great weekend with various friends popping over, but it will soon be enjoyed by others… but not sure if they’ll look after it quite as well 😆 #brexit #garden #england #richmond

SEQUINSKATE | Monday, July 18, 2022

7:02 PM

#SEQUINSKATE: it happened, mainly thanks to @conroybryony lending me her hotpants and @saffstickles pinning them to my actual pants, additional support from @sparkyspx, @lolainlondon and @brian_beaver, and general good vibes from everyone on the Sunday Stroll team. I’m 48½ and this is NOT happening again. Over £1100 raised for @sheltercharity [ [ LINK IN BIO ] ] and I have a slightly more positive body image of myself, which was completely unexpected, so there’s a tale for @_bodygossip. Shortish skate, 9 miles in the heat, but great tunes from @steve.brown.58323431 and big shout to #Northops for setting the challenge, creating the fundraiser, raising most of the cash in minutes, and being the most prestigious tech community around. Join them on Slack! #skate #charity #hotpants #london

HOTTERTHANJULY | Sunday, July 10, 2022

1:53 PM

#HOTTERTHANJULY: the glorious crew at #Northops have raised over £1000 for @sheltercharity if I #skate through #London on the #SundayStroll wearing these - and we are in for next Sunday, weather will be 33℃, and while nobody needs to see a middle-aged man doing this, at least I don’t have to worry about being cold. #HotPants #sequins #rosabloom - borrowed from @conroybryony and being fitted by @saffstickles - so I’d better not fall over… #shelter #endhomelessness

GUNSNROSES | Friday, July 1, 2022

10:00 PM

#GUNSNROSES: dragged there by @cj.moore2018 who found a loophole in my policy against gigs by artists over the age of 50 by buying the ticket himself. A fine time was had despite the complete and utter fuckery at the stadium. My third stadium gig since 1988. Also: good grief, #Slash is phenomenal. Lovely crowd, unexpectedly nice and polite everywhere. Was not expecting that. 👍🏽👍🏽 #gig #london

STVINCENT | Wednesday, June 29, 2022

10:14 PM

#STVINCENT: as the Berlin gig was canned, I hastily bought the last standing ticket on Saturday night, and got in early to bag a decent spot. Never disappointing watching Annie becoming St Vincent with a band this good not seen since Prince used to ply his trade, and constant entertainment on stage from the cheerleader serving drinks to the band and generally being a delight. Annie Clark is a genius. #gig #london

ALTJ | Tuesday, June 7, 2022

11:09 PM

#ALTJ: started well, ended well, unfortunately the middle was #Brexit converted to music and I felt like immediately leaving the country. They really can play together, sound of the trio was great, but songs a bit dull. New album is pretty good but there’s too many sleepy bedwetting tunes in the setlist. Thanks @banquetrecords for putting these little gigs on, though. #gig #london #kingston