In the past weeks, I have found myself in front of the mirror, trying on some hippity-hopping, body-lifting, seizure-inducing excuse for a dance. I wonder how many more like me are out there: Practicing in isolation, fine-tuning what I’d like to call the “scissor suicide” hand moves, mastering the right timing for the leap, while […]
Still A Banger
Easter is upon us and actually nearly over. What a weekend it has been and not for all the fun riding; it’s been work, work, work. Oh the joys of having a place all to yourselves. It’s great in so many ways but bloody hard work keeping everything up together, especially when hardly anything has […]
When I arrived at Jimmy’s, bright and early, he had our roast in a slow oven, vegetables in saucepans on the stove, washing draped over the radiator, and was catching up on some painting and decorating in the lounge room. But he had plans for the day, however slight they may have sounded at the […]
Back in the 1980s the local polis used to sometimes target Stirling University’s Allangrange Student/Staff Club, the ‘Grange’ as we all knew it. Normally, the dark recesses of the disco bar reeked of dope, but that ceased abruptly when the DS were on the case. Two guys would be sitting at a table, trying to […]
“Homecoming by Beyoncé is a success in both live performance and the filmmaking around presenting live performance. It is an easy watch, especially at home curled up on the couch. Netflix has added another fantastic two hours of entertainment to its catalogue.” It is difficult to define what should be reviewed in Beyoncé’s “documentary” Homecoming. […]
In the fifth-to-last Game of Thrones episode ever, Season 8 Episode 2, the Starks and Targaryens and everyone loyal to them prepared for war. That now includes Jaime Lannister, a character who, somewhat ironically, now officially rivals Bran for most pronounced character arc. Few others have changed as much as Jaime Lannister, and this episode […]
1985 me and nan! My nannas a tough old cookie and she is my inspiration to this entry. She was on her death bed back in 2013, we didn’t think she was going to make it. Now were in 2019 and she’s still defying the odds, there were several times we nearly lost her and […]
Michael Peterson on perception and prejudice following his release from prison Michael Peterson talks about his isolated life after he was released from prison. Of × Michael Peterson talks about his isolated life after he was released from prison. Of DURHAM Michael Peterson has finished his story. He worked for a long time, in a […]
Winners piss. The day the band got together!!!
“I like the spirit of this great London which I feel around me. Who but a coward would pass his whole life in hamlets; and for ever abandon his faculties to the eating rust of obscurity?” -Charlotte Bronte, Villette We started each morning with a nourishing breakfast at The Rubens at the Palace. We have […]
I first discovered Stefflon Don in December 2016. I’m a huge Skepta fan and he had tweeted about her newly released mixtape ‘Real Ting’, at the time I thought if he’s cosigning her I am there. So from there I listened to the mixtape and was sold. I listened to every single, watched every music […]
Map of the Soul has enough substance and flavour to leave listeners satisfied every time. Some songs are easy on the ear like Boy With Luv, Mikrokosmos, Make It Right and Jamais Vu while tracks like Intro: Persona, Home and Dionysus give it the flair and intrigue needed to set it apart.
How does the groups 5th and probably, most mature outing yet hold up against their prior efforts? Cage The Elephant have probably been one of the most consistent bands to come out of the end of the noughties. They had a fairly good debut, before, releasing their two best albums “Thankyou, happy birthday” in 2011, […]