Yes Man revisited… some inspiring tales

So I finished reading Yes Man for the second time on the flight back from Japan.  It's 6 years since I read it last so I'd forgotten a lot of the details.  I thoroughly enjoyed it second time around and it re-inspired me. I got up yesterday at 5am Japanese time (Japan is 8 hours ahead of UK so that's 11pm UK time.)  The journey to the airport, hanging around, and the 12 hour flight resulted in landing at Heathrow at 3pm UK time.  I'd managed to sleep for about 90 minutes on the plane.  Then Read more [...]

The Book That Changed My Life…

Back in 2004 I moved to London to try and make a career out of drumming.  I auditioned for various bands, found a function band to join to pay the bills, and did bits of online session work here and there.  After a while my life started to become a bit mundane and the excitement of moving to London had worn off. In December 2005 (I just looked it up on Amazon) I bought the book Yes Man by Danny Wallace (check it out on or  The night I finished reading it I was sitting Read more [...]

750 Words – Day 7 (Day 6 continued)

... So, I joined the David Cross Band.  There was never really any money in it, but they had a couple of gigs in Japan planned for 6 months down the line.  We rehearsed every Tuesday at a University in London.  I played the crappy music room kit and they keyboard player used a tiny toy keyboard.  It wasn't quite as pro as I'd expected.  Of course, later on we rehearsed properly, but the toy instruments were sufficient for getting the songs in our heads. Even before the Japan gig arrived Read more [...]