i travel – simple minds

Trying to get to work these days is getting progressively more repulsive and terrifying. Waiting at a bus stop’s like a scratchcard – only, you’ve a far better chance of winning when the odds are only a million or so to one against you. Essentially, while I still have a job, I have a couple […]

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the hammer song – nick cave and the bad seeds

I’ve been reading up on rapists, sadists, mass-slayers and dictators for the last couple of weeks. August’s novel will be a serial killer book, which I’ve probably been putting off for a while. It must be thirty years, give or take, since it was last fashionable to bone up on this sort of stuff. Back […]

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girls – the beastie boys

I’ve recently watched all of ‘Cracker’, featuring a whole host of before-they-were-famouses; Robert Carlyle, Samantha Morton, Ruth Sheen and several other half-remembered faces. It’s one of those things I’ve been putting off watching for years and now I can’t remember for the life of me, why. It didn’t take long to spot the formula: brutal […]

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the time is now – moloko

First of all, beloved readers, sorry about the recent radio silence. A whole swarm of personal pish-demons, with April’s NaNo hot on their wee heels led to me having to batten down the hatches for a few weeks. Anyway, those days are gone and the time is now. And this blog should be a weekly […]

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