The first version of the album cover by John Gilsenan. I got talked out of this for various reasons but I still love it.
My dog Wally praying to the monolith that is his own personal Jesus. Sorry if I seem to have disappeared from the face of the earth. I have just been taking time away from being online and it’s been amazing. Not a luddite by any stretch of the imagination but if you’ve never taken a social media vacation I suggest you try it. You might be surprised at how much more room there is to think new thoughts. Sending you lots of love.
Our journey began with curves (Taken with Instagram)
I had an iChat interview (of sorts) with one of my favourite U.S bloggers and music people Stephen Sears. His blog can be found here http://xolondon.blogspot.com or you can follow him on twitter twitter.com/xolondon. It’s a long chat - most of it after the break.
STEPHEN [on chat in America]: Okay, so let me guess what you are eating, Darren. Your dessert is a gluten free kale cupcake. #yums
DARREN [on chat in London] Worse. It’s a coffee frappe made from a few cubes of ice, some decaf coffee granules, a bit of agave nectar and cold water.
STEPHEN: Okay, that has to be a joke.
DARREN: No that is literally what I’m having for dessert later.
STEPHEN: Agave is the new sugar.
DARREN: In fact, as you typed that sentence, agave just became passé. I had a vegetarian chili tonight made with Quorn. Do you have that in the USA? It’s basically a ‘plant based fungus’ (whatever that means) that resembles ground beef.
STEPHEN: Quorn? Yuck! Please, no truffle babies for you…