Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

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Radio silence ends

I realised today that I’ve neglected this place since April. I knew it had been a while, but didn’t realise it had been that long. Anyway, as it does, real life seems to have got in the way over the past few months, and only now while taking some annual leave have I realised that it is easy to find yourself consumed by and defining yourself by work, which is no fun whatsoever. Professionally things have been satisfying sporadically and frustrating regularly. It has been good to take a breather, not only from work, but also from my less constructive internet habits and realise that my most enjoyable internet activity is inflicting my thoughts here to a small, but perfectly formed, readership. Writing is also a great way of taking a break from the more banal and annoying aspects of life. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s the same old song…

War on Drugs at the Electric Ballroom

Last week we saw Lambchop at the Barbican. Halfway through the set Kurt Wagner had an epiphany, “I just realised something  – this song sounds just like all the other songs.” He was probably on to something, but on that night’s evidence it is not necessarily a bad thing. Read the rest of this entry »

Pay The Writer? Don’t Pay The Writer?

What with being around five years behind the rest of the internet, I only recently watched this video from the writer Harlan Ellison, ranting at expectations that writers need not be paid for their work. It is a pretty funny rant, but pretty flawed. I found it kind of funny that the keeps using the word “essay” rather than the correct phrase “filmed interview about a TV programme” to make a point about being paid for his work, as if his every utterance is on a par with a carefully constructed and argued piece of writing. I have no problem with him wanting paying for everything and anything he does, that’s up to him, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves – talking about Babylon Five is hardly on a par with the finest literature. Read the rest of this entry »

Slow Thinking

Miss Coal Queen 1973, with a Morris Marina

I’ve always had a hunch that proof is better than assumption. Which is a pretty silly hunch to have, if you think about it. Or a rather sensible one, I don’t know. Maybe I should test it or something. Read the rest of this entry »


Woody Guthrie's New Year's Resolutions

I’ve avoided New Year’s Resolutions for some years now. It all started with making the New Year’s Resolution to make no more New Year’s Resolutions, which seemed awfully clever at the time, but really probably wasn’t. Read the rest of this entry »