Slice Audio – Week 1 Playlist

Last week (15 February 2019) I started a show on Slice Audio streaming on the internet. Here is the playlist for week 1...

Community Podcasters are the new Punks

Three chords and a guitar? Community podcasters have an audio recorder and a determination to have their voices heard. Just like punks in the 1970s...

Mediterranean Music – Start Here

Almost two years ago, I set out on an imaginary journey around the Mediterranean to explore the music and hear how such diverse cultures and...

Mixcloud Mix Number 3 “Random”

A new mix for the weekend. Some of the tunes connect, some don't. Overall they are a random selection. There are bands and tunes you...

Mediterranean Music – Morocco

The end of the journey and the music of Morocco. The music is real, the trip (as is the grilled fish sitting on a Moroccan...

Mediterranean Music – Tunisia

This is my fantasy journey around the Mediterranean Sea in search of music. Tunisia - you are outstanding. Read about the musicians, listen to the...

Mediterranean Music – Egypt

On our fantasy tour of the Mediterranean we arrive in Egypt. The music on this playlist has been a real pleasure to compile. It is...

Punk Ha! Ha! – Mixcloud mix 2

My second MixCloud mix. If nothing else punk has having a bloody good time – hence the title of this episode Punk! Ha ha!...

My new Mixcloud channel

After much messing about I have signed up to Mixcloud to try it out. Not so many clever mixes, more a playlist.  This is a Song...

Janez Fajfar re-elected Mayor of Bled

Župan Janez Fajfar has been re-elected mayor of Bled once again. He was standing unopposed. Here is an interview he did for the Firsthand Guide...

Shankill Mission

I like big ambitious ideas. And this is one I am involved with. The plan is to open a hotel on Belfast’s Shankill Road....

Podcast training

I’m going to be running a podcast training workshop on 22 November at Ormeau Baths in Belfast. The organiser and promoter is View Digital. ...

Mediterranean Music – Palestine

My imaginary journey around the Mediterranean seeking out music I can share brings me to Palestine – and some of the most interesting music so...

Mediterranean Music – Israel

My imaginary journey arounf the Med in searchj of music This is a troubled area and I am not giving either travel directions or political...

Bled Castle’s Lea Ferjan – Bled Stories

Lea Ferjan of Bled Cultural Institute who manages Bled Castle talks about the difficult balance of managing environmentally and culturally sensitive tourism....

Pod Lipo Restaurant Ljubljana

Staying in an Air B&B on Rimska cesta Ljubljana took us from our usual patch in the old town and led us to do what...

Total Slovenia News

A new English language news and current affairs website Total Slovenia News has recently launched....

Mediterranean Music – Syria

It has taken quite a while to write about Syrian music that I have found on this imaginary trip around the Mediterranean. After a slow...

Bled Rowing – Bled Stories Podcast

The history of Bled’s Rowing Club reflects the history of not just Bled town, but Slovenia itself. For tourists, the lake is a place...

Books for the journey – Turkey

Earlier I wrote about books I was reading or going to read along this make-believe trip around the Mediterranean. I should probably begin to log my...