Year: 2020

  • Albums Of The Year 2020

    I mean… it was a year, wasn’t it? As ever, just to be on this list means you’re a bona-fide winner as I had to leave out at least ten albums I like, including notables like BMTH and Tame Impala. But I wanted to keep the list as short as possible Here’s a Spotify link…

  • Studio Dreams

    I just fell asleep and had the weirdest micro-dream… I was watching the Presonus Dude do some mixing thing on YouTube when I fell asleep and my brain kept listening and built a whole dream around it. DREAM: I’m in a version of my studio but it’s huge. This dude who looks vaguely Jake Busey…

  • Another Outsider

    However, Dorothy endured heartbreak at Aberystwyth as well as acclaim. Sheela Bonarjee still has the battered black exercise book in which her aunt collated her verse. Alongside one of the poems, Dorothy jotted down a note: “Written at the age of 22 when a Welsh student after 3 years of secret engagement dropped me because…

  • Old (F)Art

    (Commenting on this post) This is the joy of being old and, in particular, of being an old artist. During this lockdown, I’ve started streaming music production sessions (twitch.tv/bzangy) and have had some wonderful interactions with musicians 25, 30 years younger than me. They’re at the very start of finding their own voices (sometimes literally)…

  • 42 Years Ago Today : The Last Message Of Harvey Milk

    42 years ago today, Harvey Milk made this message: “This is Harvey Milk speaking on Friday, November 18, 1978. This tape is to be played only in the event of my death by assassination. “I fully realise that a person who stands for what I stand for, an activist, a gay activist, becomes the target…

  • My First Stream

    So, now I can officially say that I am a STREAMER. Two hours of me chatting rubbish and mucking around with synths – I don’t think Netflix will be calling me just yet. And, for some reason, I muted ALL AUDIO for the first 23 minutes. I apologise to the three people who stumbled across…

  • Cyber.Cafe

    I appear to be disappearing down a ’90s nostalgia rabbit hole. I used to LOVE cyber.cafe – so much so that I chose to go on this show instead of the hugely popular TFI Friday. I mean, that kind of says it all, doesn’t it?

  • Computer Chronicles 1990

    This fine morning, why not keep abreast of the news from THIRTY YEARS AGO! APPLE ARE SUING MICROSOFT! BUT WINDOWS 3.0 IS COMING, EVERYONE! YOU MIGHT NEED TWO MEGABYTES OF RAM!!! Fucking GARY KILDALL is one of the hosts. This is like having Jesus pop in on Songs Of Praise! In other breaking news, Microsoft…

  • SHE’S HERE!

  • Ten Colours Red

    Just took this quiz and here’s my results. For the optically minded out there, this is how bad my eyes are:  Right Sph: -8.00 Cyl: -2.75 Axis: 178 LeftSph: -8.25 Cyl: -3.50 Axis: 179 NearRight: +1.50Left: +1.50 Aided VARightDist: 6/5 Near: N4 LeftDist: 6/5 Near: N4 BVD: 12.0 Sooo, it’s good that at least I can…

  • Krypton, Again

    I miss Krypton soo much.  It had sharp writing, excellent world-building and some truly class acting. It was also soooo good to see so many black British actors getting proper prime-time TV exposure.  I’m re-watching the end of S2 and… well, very few TV series meet this level of accomplishment. DaVinci’s Demons, iZombie, Travelers, Continuum,…

  • I’m In Horny Jail

    I was trying to post a nude pic to one of my sideblogs on here and WHOOPS, posted it to my Facebook instead. (I’ve been tired, leave me alone.) So, facebook has put me in horny jail and I am not allowed to post anything for another nine hours yet. I feel soo… nonplussed? I…

  • Fractures

    It is September 27th, 1972. I am six years old. I am sitting in my Mummy’s Ford Anglia estate as she drives up Reepham Road in Hellesdon. I’m hoping we’re going to the toy shop where I saw Hulk dioramas last week but worried that she’s actually going to see a friend and I’ll have…

  • Choons

    What I have been rocking the last 365 days.

  • Nine Films

    I was tagged by @thesuburbanerd to list nine films. Here we go! Kings Of Summer  An American Werewolf In London L’homme Qui Aimait Les Femmes Ordinary People Pather Panchali Ruby Sparks A Canterbury Tale Mean Girls The Year My Voice Broke I nominate whoever reads this and feels like it. 

  • WALLANTHOR

    Watching the first ep of Wallander wherein the grizzled director of Thor works alongside Loki and goes to interview Beast. Nearly as good as when Robin and The Joker were in 10 Things. 

  • Memories

    A photo from when I was last happy. x

  • Butterflies And Others

    Some lil critters I spied on this morning.

  • Stratford With Nat

    Nat and I were trying to think of somewhere to go, not too far to drive and that neither of us had visited before. She picked Stratford-upon-Avon and we had an awesome day out on Wednesday! I guess I should confess that I was prejudiced; I expected a very corny, soulless, tourist-trap of a town.…

  • More Blairite Fuckery

    Seriously, have a read of this fuckery and see how impossible getting even a soft-left leader like Corbyn elected is: “Less than a week before polling day, Survation cut the Conservative lead to just one point, while another pollster, ORB, had the Tories nine points ahead. Naturally Labour’s senior team viewed the worst poll as…