Whatever you folks may think of twitter, it has its uses and it is through twitter that Matt Steady and I met. What comes across immediately about Matt is his positivism, a quality that should not be underrated in these dark days and this is what got him the WHC gig. That said, he is also a songwriter and musician of quality, now with two strong albums under his belt, Blood is Thicker than Gold and Steel and Rust.
The other thing that impresses, is Matt’s beard which brings to mind the poem and drawing by Edward Lear.
There was an Old Man with a beard, Who said, "It is just as I feared!— Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren, Have all built their nests in my beard.
There’s always time for a bit of stuff and nonsense here at WHC.
Looking forward to the live stream event by Patti Smithat 3pm EST / New York time today (ticket details here). I didn't have much pre-planned this year (just as well hey?) but had bought tickets for one of her scheduled Albert Hall shows and so this is a stop-gap.
This photo was taken in July 2014 when I tracked her down after spotting a concert poster in Tromso, Norway. I was in town with some colleagues to join the Greenpeace Esperanza for an expedition to Svalbard