The Recording of Hendrix “All Along the Watch Tower”

This very cool article by Ray Padgett in his forthcoming book, includes recordings of early takes (including a wasted Brian Jones playing piano very badly), and Hendrix’ guitar stems. Jimi spent months agonising over ever bit of the track.  He started recording just drums and acoustic guitars, with Dave Mason on 12-string.  It was all rather struggle, …

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Magic Mushrooms Treating Depression

I went today to a lecture by Robin Cahart-Harris at the University of Oxford Psychiatry Department (where I do stuff in my guise as a research foundation director). Robin was visiting the department from Imperial College London.  The title of his talk was “Psilocybin for depression: outcomes, mechanisms and future plans”. Robin is interested in …

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