I wrote a song a long time ago called If My Hair Gets Wet. You can click above to listen to it. The chorus starts with the line, ‘If my hair gets wet, then I will have wet hair’. It’s a big two fingers to trying and failing. It’s a refusal to allow myself to […]
There’s a Neil Young song on Harvest Moon called ‘One of These Days’ – he talks about sitting down and writing a long letter to ‘all the good friends I’ve known’. A wise and honourable intention as the lyrics make clear the guy still hasn’t got around to it. I don’t want to fall into […]
Lawrence Bernstein – what a guy. He’s assembled a huge swipe file of classic copywriting and classic ads over at InfoMarketing. Dynamite technique. Fascinating analysis. He studies them, collates them and shares them. Sign up to his mail list – it’s a hoot. On July 28, 2008 Drayton Bird said in “DM Weekly” “I had been looking for these impossible […]
In a variety of forms. Here’s one of mine. Yours?
Just a stunning song and stunninger performance. Captivating. Mesmeric, Addictive, Inspired. Brave. Emotional. That sort of thing. Thank you Samuel T. Herring and Future Islands friends. Manchester Sound Control – May 8th. Bring it on.
A copywriter walks into a bar… He goes up to the barman and notices they sell White Monk ale. ‘We’re white monks on dope,’ he quips. ‘Mum and dad live in Hollywood’. The barman gives him a ‘what the f**k are you on?’ look. The copywriter feels like a dick. Which goes to show… something. […]
One of the great things about being a sales and marketing copywriter in Manchester is the opportunity to explore other related fields. Film, music, design; everything, but everything, is research in this game. It’s an enjoyable necessity, especially as there are such a lot of smart events held in the city. For example, taking a […]