Month: September 2023

  • Sheroes (2023)

    This film is exactly as good as any of the Fast & Furious films, Expendables or Megs 1&2. It is WAAY more fun and watchable than the last Jurassic Blah film. It is not as good as The Bourne Identity or Oceans Thirteen. It is not trying to be The Bicycle Thieves or The 400…

  • Bzangy Groink DJing Playlist 28/9/23

    HOOOOOOWWWAAAAAHHH! Tonight’s TOP NEW TUNE was En Sista by Swedish wonders, Nära Döden. Here it is: And if you don’t like that, you smell of TORY SEWAGE. Tonight, youse hoird: Artist Title Album Year Duration Gum Minor Setback Minor Setback 2023 03:29 LUMER Nightmare Without End Nightmare Without End 2023 04:05 Palehound The Clutch Eye…

  • Electric Daisy DJing 22/9/23

    I had such a fun time on Friday night, DJing at Electric Daisy in Derby. Although it had pissed down earlier on, we were lucky with the weather and it was a fine, slightly chilly night. Both Hexial and James Glew did cool sets of very catchy, flowingly melodic bleepy bloopiness. And I did my…

  • What Took You So Long?

    Sooo… as it was getting near the end of S11E10 of #Futurama (All The Way Down), I thought… they’re not, are they? And, yep, they did. They copied one of the plot points from @gregeganSF@mathstodon.xyz #GregEgan’s #PermutationCity which came out in 1994. So, my theory that #ScienceFiction moves from hardcore to mainstream in around thirty…

  • Bring Back The Blitz Spirit (Of Taxation)

    The current biggest con is the disparity between the 1% and the rest of us. Upper-middle-class people are brainwashed into thinking they’re the 1%. They’re not – they’re paupers compared to the actual people ruining the planet. The clue is in the number. The 99% us need to join together and remove 99.9% of the…

  • Capitalism Is Poverty, Socialism Is The Answer

    You know those capitalist evangelists, those disruptive entrepreneurs that insist that capitalism will fix everything and we’ll be in this amazing future of AI-generated infinite wealth er… for.. everyone. Apparently, they’re full of shit.

  • No Fancy-Schmancy For Me!

    So, I was trying to book a fancy restaurant and nearly committed till I saw they had a dress code which said no sports clothing / trainers. I have an abdominal hernia which means I have to wear certain types of top for comfort, polo shirts usually. And the oedema in my feet means that…

  • Greg Egan – Scale

    I just finished Scale by Greg Egan and, as usual, I’m left with a hurty brain but also an intriguing story. So, yeah, wild premise that’s not fantasy it’s (very) Hard SF. Here’s a link to The Science Of Scale. (WARNING – heavy physics in that linky.) So there’s all that but the actual story…

  • Bzangy Groink DJing Playlist 31/8/23

    The best new song was a WHOLE ALBUM tonight and that was the magical, wonderful, scintillating, shimmying, jazz-handsing Subspace Rhapsody by the cast of Strange New Worlds / crew of the Starship Enterprise. I cannot emphasise how much I love this episode. I’ve watched it four times now and each time, I notice more little…