Naughty naughty

Poetically after reading about why so many businesses are scared to utilise social media I read this in my Twitter feed “Promotion staff required – Must be reliable, female, low self esteem and a 6/10 minimum. Inbox for details.” The offender was actually a chain of local indie bars that until today I had admired…

Birth and Death

In approximately 3 minutes Greater Manchester turns 40! Take a second to marvel on the concept that my adopted home, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, only came about in its current form 40 years ago. Crazy. With birth comes the inevitable end and the first bit of news I saw today was that house music…

Why I hate the academys slightly less… part 2

Sorry about the pause and general delay of this blog but I think like many others I am still slightly in shock (the good awe kind!). So I’m near enough to the front to be able to breathe comfortably and see His microphone stand (which is the view in the photo, the only one I…

Why I hate the Academys…

As a freelance venue consultant (!) I am uniquely placed to comment on Prince’s bizarre choice of the Academy 1 for his first gigs in Manchester for many years just days after wowing London audiences with secret gigs in places such as Koko, Ronnie Scotts, gorgeous little, intimate venues… The sort of gigs you tell…

Close up photos

I’m mainly talking about food photos here… now i follow a lot of restaurants and cafes and cupcake establishments partly because I love food, especially cake but from a professional point of view I have run several very successful foodie venues and could help most of them in some way whether it be with marketing…

Social Media cons

We all know to be weary of the internet nowadays, taking everything we read with a pinch of salt, only clicking on trustworthy links etc… But what about the con artists who dress up their money making scams like real professionals? I got talking to a nice lady on Twitter the other week, admittedly to…