Monthly Archives: February 2015

Pelicans We

Dear Chris, I have just designed the new EP cover for Cosmo Sheldrake. I thought you might be interested in including it in Frames of Reference. Thank you. All the very best, Bea.

Simon Kramer & Ernst Reijseger

Cellist Ernst Reijseger in the studio with painter Simon Kramer. One draws and the other plays, each responding to what he sees and hears. The video speaks for itself. It’s a fascinating dialogue.

Pulpit Oak

Our first walk, when we got back from Italy last year, was to another landmark oak. It was in Epping Forest but not in a part of the forest we’d visited before. We started near Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge on … Read more


After climbing out of Menaggio on tight switchbacks up to Croce, high on the ridge, the road scoots along the floor of the Val Menaggio, passing Bene Lario and 3km later reaching the small, reedy Lago di Piano, protected as … Read more

A Valentine Tree

September Fields

Frazey Ford, of The Be Good Tanyas, here recording with Al Green’s backing band at Royal Studios in Memphis. Such a regal sound and such an addictive song.

Funny How Time Slips Away

Rev. Green and Lyle workin’ out on one the best songs Willie Nelson ever dreamed up and the back up band was righteously majestic, close to perfection that we humans can possibly hope to achieve! I agree. Wholeheartedly. Hallelujah!

Stations Of The Crossing

This railway bridge on Wightman Road crosses the Gospel Oak to Barking Line just as it passes under the East Coast Main Line out of Finsbury Park. I regularly cross this bridge, either going to work or coming home and … Read more

Villa Panza

Villa Panza is a grand 18th century mansion in the hillside suburb of Biumo Superiore, overlooking the city of Varese. It was the home of Count Giuseppe Panza, art collector and a great champion of Minimalist and Conceptual Art. He … Read more