Year: 2013

  • White Town – Anywhere But Here

    This is the last day of this year so it seemed appropriate to stick the last video up from ‘Monopole’ today. In December 2010, I filmed the first video for ‘Monopole,’ ‘Cut Out My Heart.’ Three years on and I’ve done what I set out to do, make a video for each of the eleven…

  • Albums Of The Year 2013

    As ever, there are no losers here. Since I’ve cut this list down from around sixty albums, just to be on here means that I think the album will enrich your life, wherever it is on the list. Each band name is a hyperlink to their page on Last.fm so go ahead and click away!…

  • Stacie Loves Me!

    Where does love come from? Who knows? It arrives on a breeze, as gentle as an egret and as heavy as a squirming walrus. Sometimes it arrives by Kik… Stacie BARBOUR said I looked sexy. She said she was so turned on right now. She said her pussy was soaking wet right now. My heart…

  • USA Murders Wedding Party In Yemen

    Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al-Qaida convoy, local security officials said on Thursday. The officials did not identify the plane in the strike in central al-Bayda province, but tribal and local media sources said that it was…

  • 9.10 11/12/13

    I just missed 8 seconds past because I was in an awesome lecture about rock guitar and string theory! But I’m still happy I nailed 9.10 11/12/13! 😀

  • Interview With Best Of Baltimore

    I’ve just done an interview with the lovely Sherryn from the Best Of Baltimore Blog. You can read it in full here. Here’s the intro which is lovely for an egomaniac like me to read: “Is anyone else on the inter-webs excited about White Town’s newest album? I know I am not the only one…

  • Have I Gone Too Far?

    And here is the penultimate video for ‘Monopole.’ Yep, can’t believe I’ve made ten vids now, only one to go! :-O This one isn’t as narrative-based as the previous vids and I’m pleased with how it’s come out. Obviously, I did my own riff on the vid for ‘Teenage Riot.’ Enjoy!

  • Chlöe Howl – No Strings

    Love this tune!

  • DMK – Enjoy The Silence

    This reaffirms my faith in humanity to an absurd degree. <3

  • On Love, In Love

    I can’t imagine not being in love. I first fell in love when I was fiteen/sixteen and it was inevitably un-requited. This Friday, I was interviewed regarding my writing this song and I found myself talking about my first love. As I talked about her, I realised I remembered every detail about her. Her hair,…

  • Nuclear Explosions, 1945 – 1998

    So, tell me again ~ which is the evil nuclear superpower we should be afraid of?

  • Emma Goth

    Emma Goth, a set on Flickr.

  • Mosh & City 5-10/11/13

    Mosh & City 5-10/11/13, a set on Flickr.

  • Blah Blah Entrepeneurship, Blah Blah Business, Blah Blah Let’s Club Baby Seals

    So, every day I check Medium and every day I see another array of posts on how best to squeeze the blood from humans in order to maximise the profits for Yet Another Corporation run by a gaggle of Sith. Is this all this place is for, middle-management corporate wankery about ‘throughflow’ and ‘synergy’ and…

  • Alastair Reynolds Talks At Derby IOP

    Last night one of my favourite authors, Alastair Reynolds, spoke at a talk organised by the Derby Centre for the Institute of Physics. Al’s talk was on the role of science in science fiction, more specifically covering exoplanets, aliens and interstellar travel. He spoke as you would expect an experienced novelist to speak: fluently and…

  • FEMME – Fever Boy

    Sooo obsessed with this song at the mo: YAAAAAY!

  • Five Years

    Five years ago today, my wife left me. I was due to DJ at Big Blue that night as it was Halloween. People had been texting me, excited at dressing up, excited to hear what I’d be playing. I couldn’t let them down. So, heart like a boulder, I packed all my gear up and…

  • US Congress Ignores Drone Victims

    …Rafiq ur Rahman, a drone strike survivor from Pakistan, speaks at a congressional briefing in Washington, DC convened by Rep. Alan Grayson (FL-09). The primary school teacher spoke with his daughter Nabila (9) and son Zubair (13). One year ago, they were injured in the same drone strike that killed their 67-year-old grandmother, Rafiq’s mother,…

  • Why I Left Facebook

    I was an early adopter of Facebook. Well, as early as I could be ~ for ages in the UK, it wasn’t open to everyone. But I did join asap and I was glad to because Rupert Murdoch had just bought MySpace. I even had a little strapline on my Last.fm page which said “I…

  • Avoiding The Unreal

    This morning, another dream about my ex. As ever, the dream seemed more real than my “real” life, the colours more vivid, the sounds crystal and perfect. But the major difference to my waking existence is the deep feeling of being loved and understood that the dream made me remember. I say made because part…