KING March 29

On this day in history: 1989

On March 29th 1989, I was eighteen and in the middle of studying for my A-Levels. In the days leading up to the 29th I had been working a couple of very busy days in the kitchens of a local restaurant and pining after one of the waitresses. I bought “True Blue” by Madonna on […]

KING March 27


While my adventure into, for me, uncharted digital territories continues with the addition of Spotify to my world I am conscious that I have been largely ignoring my duties to the world of blog. So let me remedy this with a post about Carrie; the book, the original 1976 film, the 2002 TV movie and […]

IMG_0526 March 15

Conflict, time, photography and other stuff

My Netflixation Seems like some time since I last wrote a post here – apologies for that. I have developed somewhat of Netflixation which has taken up a lot of my spare time when I could be writing. Netflix is a wonderful example of how modern technology can bring joy into the world since without […]

poem February 22

Scrabble babble, toil and tribble

Perhaps egged on by the imminent release of a new Blur album which some would say is named after a collection of poetry not ice-cream and reading Mark Forsyth, I wrote this little pretty pretty last night. A low-calorie intake does something to the brain. Alphabetically powered by Google. Scrabble babble, toil and tribble The […]

CDa2z_P7 February 16

Alphabetical CD Marathon: P (Part 7)

A Lick of the Old Cassette Box Also known as “PWEI96” or “The Lost Album”, this album was originally recorded in 1995 and 1996, but the band split before it was finished and it wasn’t released until September 2013 as CD2 of the expanded version of Dos Dedos Mis Amigos. Clint Mansell and Adam Mole […]

sundial February 16

Mark Forsyth – The Horologicon

This ‘book of hours’ presents words lost from the English language arranged according to the hour of day. You could think of this as completing an etymological trilogy along with The Etymologicon and The Elements of Eloquence. For me this was the lesser of the three books. Something about it didn’t quite thrill me as […]

CDa2z_P6 February 08

Alphabetical CD Marathon: P (Part 6)

A Dog with a Bone If you’ve been following my recent posts about the PWEI CDs in my collection then you’ll know that I used to own a tape of The PWEI Cure for Sanity recorded off a friend that had different versions of tracks on it in comparison to my CD. I knew that […]


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