P’s been away for a full week now so I think I’ve done pretty well to have got until now before cooking a really lazy – and old-school – dinner for myself: sausage, egg, chips and beans. In my defence, your honour, the sausages were grilled, the chips are oven chips, the egg free […]
I’m approaching the end of my stupid (and it is stupid) resolution to blog every day for a year and I’m starting to think about what I’ve learned from the experiment. It needs more thought than my self-inflicted sleep-deprived brain can handle right now, but the stats are clearly showing one thing: if I want to chase […]
Lovely video to accompany the first single from Elbow’s new album.
I made my seventh appearance on The Chain today, with Kaiser Chiefs – You Can Have It All. I hadn’t realised until I looked it up but my previous appearance on The Chain had been in January 2013, so I think I was well overdue an appearance. Seeing as I picked Kaiser Chiefs mainly because […]
P flew to the US on Friday afternoon, leaving me to experience life as a single parent for 9 days. I say that but of course I’m being flippant and I’m in no way trying to suggest that being in temporary sole charge of a very well behaved child is comparable to a real single […]
So, as I suspected, the stress involved with trying to sell our house quickly enough to buy the house we fell in love with was all for naught, as someone beat us to the punch. After a day of wallowing and ‘woe is me’, I picked myself off the floor enough to start the search […]
The New Yorker has one of the more thoughtful pieces I’ve seen about whether technology is making us more or less intelligent, coming up with insights via the medium of a thought experiment, If a Time Traveller Saw a Smartphone: A well-educated time traveller from 1914 enters a room divided in half by a curtain. A scientist […]
Might as well make it a hat trick of music posts with this one from Damon Albarn, also released this week (whatever that really means now in this digital age). Everyday Robots is from Damon’s first solo album. Given all the stuff he’s done, it’s surprising that he’s got this far without doing an official […]
Having linked to a recommendation by Guy Garvey yesterday, it’s only fair to link to Elbow’s teaser from their new album.