The first day of the final test of the home Ashes series of 2013 seems like a good excuse to post this lovely ELO-ish number from the Duckworth Lewis Method. It’s as brilliant lyrically as it is musically. Listen out for the rhyming of ‘film’ with ‘killing’ and ‘villain’ (only an Irishman could get away […]
Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian, writes about David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face: On Sunday morning David Miranda, the partner of Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald, was detained as he was passing through Heathrow airport on his way back to Rio de Janeiro, where the couple live. Greenwald is the […]
It’s fair to say that when it comes to work-life balance, I’m much more focused on life than work. That doesn’t mean I think everyone should be like me – the economy would grind to half if that happened – but I derive my sense of how well life is going from, well, my life. […]
I used to (still do, to some extent) spend far too much of my professional life deleting exclamation marks from copy that had been inserted by overexcitable marketing copywriters. Candidate for most disappointing exclamation mark ever, though, has to be the exclamation mark in the subject line of the email from the National Lottery, proclaiming […]
Played my first football game of the pre-season today and, although a bit rusty, felt pretty fit and with the pace of the game. Of course, it helped that it was both teams’ first game, so it was played at pre-season face, but in contrast to last season, I’m feeling that I’m approaching the season […]
Following yesterday’s Smiths-inspired post, it seemed only appropriate to link to This Charming Charlie. It’s some Peanuts cartoon strips with the words replaced by Smiths lyrics.
There is a Light that Never Goes Out by The Smiths came on the radio this morning and I had a good old singalong. I find it virtually impossible not to sing along or at least to do some indie shuffling of some sort when The Smiths is played on the radio. It’s just so […]
So, more than three weeks after announcing that I was going to try the Fast Diet, I’ve finally started it. Today was the first fast day and, well, it was both easier and more difficult than I expected. My intention was to have a small breakfast, skip lunch, then have a small dinner. This is […]
I went for dinner at Powder Keg Diplomacy last night and was mightily impressed. Powder Keg Diplomacy’s restaurant is a fairly intimate venue with maybe 20, 25 covers, in a conservatory. The front of the place looks like a nice place to hang out but I only experienced the restaurant section. There’s a kind of retro turn-of-the-20th-century colonial glam […]
I linked to the lyric video for Fresh by Summer Camp a couple of weeks back. Here’s the proper video.