Elephant Stone by The Stone Roses came on the radio as I was driving back from work tonight and it triggered an odd memory from 20 years ago. I was at university and someone accused me of being a “sad indie kid”, which wasn’t that far off the mark since I was in the Modern […]
Sixty things I’ve learned since turning 60 | Life and style | The Guardian Sixty things I’ve learned since turning 60 It’s a landmark birthday, the perfect time to take stock of one’s life so far. So what has The Thick Of It writer Ian Martin discovered now he has entered his seventh decade? I’m […]
I’ve just noticed something interesting in the stats for this blog: there’s a (relative) lot of hits for this: In order to get what you want done, you must fight for everyone… It’s a by-product of my habit of using song lyrics for my blog post titles meaning that while my blog is currently pleasingly […]
Me and a lamb I’d just fed, at Featherdown Farm. He actually properly licked my face. And not two minutes later the farmer was chatting to us (I mean the group of humans who had fed the lamb, not me and the lamb) about taking them to slaughter. No time for sentimentality on a farm.
I’m shamefully new to The Leisure Society, having only really got into them towards the end of last year after hearing ‘Last of the Melting Snow’ played on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6 Music show. I’d heard the song before but hadn’t really properly paid attention. I don’t mean that I didn’t listen to the song […]
I’ve recovered enough from my cold to be able to see the Leisure Society at Queen Elizabeth Hall tonight.
Lucozade and Ribena have been put up for sale in a move that could value them at £1bn. I’m not surprised, the amount of Lucozade and Ribena I’ve been drinking these past few days in an effort to get better. Lovely bit of ridiculous corpspeak quoted in the Guardian article: Witty said GSK would “pursue […]
Still ill, hence lack of proper blogging recently. I suppose I could just let myself off the daily blogging thing until I get better but, well, I don’t know, I stupidly want to put something up every day, even if it’s a ‘cheat’ post like a link post. Also, I suppose I want to be […]
Angry Sub-Editor: Corporate clichés: “Dedicated to mediocrity” Chances are, unless you work in marketing, your only experience of Nunwood will be its surveys. Their wording displays such a degree of sloppiness and imprecision that one would think it was deliberate. The public’s “experience” is hardly one of “excellence”, unless “excellence” has come to mean “carelessness […]
I’m still ill. Good job I didn’t sign up to run today’s London Marathon, although even when completely free of illness I doubt it’d have been a good idea to run it. Speaking of marathons, Marina Hyde’s column in the Guardian – Why the Boston terrorist plot is the least successful in living memory – […]