Category Archives: Just Runnings

ED MOTTA : Brasilian jazz-funk/MPB legend – La Linea Festival On Tour.

“ED MOTTA is the DON” – Gilles Person. Brasilian jazz-funk/MPB legend, Ed Mott is on a debut UK tour April 3rd-9th 2014. Brasilian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ed Motta is a free spirited soul with serious chops and is the … Continue reading

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FRESH! A few tunes to check out… Tori, Zara, Go Go, Burial….

FRESH! Some new music to check out that’s found a home in my current listening pile. First up, a bold 4 track trio EP,  from electric harpist Tori Handsley. I know Tori from the Freedom pure-improv jams where she turned … Continue reading

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Master Liu Fengcai & Gao Yi Sheng BaguaZhang

The Cheng School Gao Style BaguaZhang is a chunky, 392 page book on Bagua Zhang and it’s a labour of love on the part of the students of the Master Liu Fengcai – a disciple of the legendary Gao Yi … Continue reading

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Youth Consciousness : JA Xmas Day ’82

Just found this tucked inside a file of vintage scribblings…. Xmas Day… Irie!

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‘BRASIL MUSIC EXCHANGE’: TUNE IN!

A BIG WELCOME TO ‘BRASIL MUSIC EXCHANGE’, a brand new monthly online radio show dedicated to new Brazilian music and presented by my good friend and former Mondomix editor JODY GILLETT. The 2014 FIFA World Cup guarantees the world’s eyes … Continue reading

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PETE WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY returns to ST GEORGE’S BRISTOL

PETE WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY returns to ST GEORGE’S BRISTOL as a permanent exhibition. “It’s always been about being on the move and living a transient existence. Saying Yes instead of No. Accepting an assignment and sitting on a plane a couple … Continue reading

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MICK HOCKNEY: The House Of Mouse & Pandas

Mick Hockney’s The House Of Mouse & Pandas is his second solo show at Bristol’s aptly named Weapon Of Choice Gallery. If you are familiar with Bristol’s Weapon of Choice gallery you’ll probably be familiar with the irreverent, darkly humorous … Continue reading

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Arts Foundation Awards: Spirit Of Innovation

Arts Foundation Awards: Spirit Of Innovation is alive and well in 2014 Last night, along with a long-time Straight No Chaser collaborator and Tokyo based stylist Naoki Toyama, I followed up an invitation to The Arts Foundation Awards, an annual … Continue reading

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Les Sapeurs de Brazzaville: Made Of More

Les Sapeurs de Brazzaville: Made Of More is the latest venture into global style by Guinness. It was something of a surprise to come across this latest Guinness advert which shines a light on Les Sapeurs – the Society of … Continue reading

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PAULINE BOTY: POP ARTIST & WOMAN

Pauline Boty was a leading figure in the Pop Art movement of the 1960s until her untimely death aged just 28. A friend and contemporary of Peter Blake, Derek Boshier and David Hockney, Pauline Boty was one of the few … Continue reading

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