Inside Britain’s Secret Courts

Inside Britain’s Secret Courts

Investigatory Powers Tribunals are where you complain if you think the government is spying on you. They’re usually held behind closed doors but this year a few select public hearings have taken place, so I went to check one out. (Vice) Continue reading

The inside story of Dr John’s ‘Things Happen That Way’, the album he always wanted to make

The inside story of Dr John’s ‘Things Happen That Way’, the album he always wanted to make

Before his death in 2019, the master of the voodoo groove fulfilled his lifelong dream of recording a country and western album. I get the lowdown on disagreements with the artist’s estate from producer Shane Theriot, and finds out why the funk and blues icon turned to Hank Williams and Johnny Cash in his final hour. (The Independent) Continue reading

Jimmy Cliff: ‘I’m still chasing that Oscar!’

Jimmy Cliff: ‘I’m still chasing that Oscar!’

It’s been 50 years since the reggae pioneer helped bring Jamaican culture to the world with his starring role in ‘The Harder They Come’. He talks to me about new album ‘Refugees’, convincing Cat Stevens to let him record ‘Wild World’ and why he’s still singing ‘rude songs’ at 78. (The Independent) Continue reading

The Jeff Goldblum Touch

The Jeff Goldblum Touch

It’s been three decades since Jurassic Park made Jeff Goldblum a blockbuster star: a role to which he’s now returning. Meanwhile, he’s become a bona fide style icon and, more importantly, the most ‘living your best life’ human on the planet. I join him for breakfast. (ES Magazine) Continue reading