Monthly Archives: June 2015

Band of my youth

Swervedriver at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver

Swervedriver played the Biltmore Cabaret last night, and this was a show I was determined not to miss – the UK band’s debut Raise is one of my favourites from the era (that is, the beginning of time until now). I…

Houses of the holy hops

Get off at Ekkamai Station, find the right soi and then walk north. This will take you past restaurants, cafes, and bars, in what appears to be one of the city’s hipper, less tourist-y neighbourhood. When you get to the big massage…

Five common mistakes beginning writers make

Lately, I’ve been getting asked a lot by people, usually bloggers, about improving their writing. And, in my capacity as the editor of thesnipenews.com, I see a lot of submissions – usually concert reviews – by beginning writers. Usually, these…