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In which someone you've never heard of writes about things you have no interest in

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In just a few weeks, HBO will start to broadcast the seventh series of Game of Thrones. The show has a large cast, so I thought it would be useful to take a look at who’s still alive, where they are and what they are doing. To start, I’ve looked...

A Gig Without Phones

on Jun 3, 2017 in: music, live

On Wednesday, I went to a gig without phones for the first time since… well, since before everyone had a camera on their phone. I wasn’t planning to go to a gig on Wednesday but on Tuesday afternoon I received an email from Songkick inviting me t...

Top of the Pops and Me

on Feb 11, 2017 in: music

In 2011, the BBC started repeating old episodes of Top of the Pops. Initially, they were showing one episode a week, as close as possible to thirty-five years after the original broadcast (starting with shows from 1976). More recently, they’ve been...

2016 in Gigs

on Jan 7, 2017 in: music, review

Time for my traditional round-up of the gigs I saw in the previous year. According to Songkick, I saw 39 gigs in 2016. That’s the lowest number since 2012 (when I saw 36 – but had the excuse that my leg was in plaster for six weeks and I didn’t...

Listening to Leonard

on Nov 19, 2016 in: music

Over the last week, I’ve re-listened to all of Leonard Cohen’s albums in chronological order. And, most importantly, I’ve rated them. Recent Songs (1979) Sorry, but this is the one that I really didn’t get. In “Humbled in Love” it contain...


on Jun 25, 2016 in: politics, depression, twitter

I was awake soon after 5:30 yesterday morning. As I got to my computer, the EU referendum results weren’t confirmed, but it was looking certain that the country had voted (narrowly, but decisively) to leave the European Union. My thoughts during th...

Ten Years?

on Apr 7, 2016 in: politics, twitter

It’s been some considerable time since I wrote anything about Nadine Dorries. I still keep an eye on what she’s up to, but most of the time it’s just the same old nonsense and it’s not worth writing about. But I was interested to read her rec...