Monthly Archives: March 2011

090 – The List

For any creative individual in search of an audience, the Internet is a nightmare. There are too many voices vying for attention, and too many products for anyone to sample. In the past decade we’ve seen the rise of sites … Continue reading

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089 – The Racist

Today I’d like to talk about racism. Or, more accurately, xenophobia. I want to talk about our fear and hatred of our neighbouring, competing countries. And since this is my blog and I can write whatever I like in it, … Continue reading

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088 – The Haircut

Last night I did something that only a year year ago would have been unthinkable: I shaved my head. One year ago I had a proud mane of hair. No, I take that back – I had a tatty mane … Continue reading

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087 – The Stickleback’s Nest

There comes a time in every consumer’s life when he looks at the mound of tat he’s bought in the past – the CDs, the movies, the video games and books  – and thinks “My, don’t I own an awful … Continue reading

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086 – The Music Man

But my parents had one more trick up their sleeves. As in ‘A Christmas Story’. there was one last present I hadn’t noticed, hidden behind the settee. Though my parents had declared “That’s it! Christmas is over!” only seconds before, … Continue reading

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085 – The Real World

Over three hundred miles away in the rainy city of Leeds a good number of people from my Twitter list are currently having a grand booze up together. I had to check the distance. I’m not so great with distances. … Continue reading

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084 – The War on Technology

There’s something special about a bank of blinking lights. It’s true. Put a boy in front of a recording console, a PC or an analogue synthesizer – anything with buttons, knobs, sliders and lots of glowing LEDs – and watch … Continue reading

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