Don’t listen to anyone who wants to put you down for your “new year, new me” rhetoric. I think the new year is an amazing opportunity to start afresh and whatever way that chooses to present itself is important. I’m taking January 2018 as an opportunity to regroup and reassess. I have a number of…… Continue reading New Year’s Day, 2018.
Love You Better or Why losing The Maccabees is a massive blow to the music scene and to me, Paul Schiernecker. When I was seventeen, indie was king. I can remember working a Sunday morning in Sainsburys at Rayleigh Weir, feeling like absolute shit because I was fronting up Babybels on three hours sleep. The…… Continue reading Love You Better: an essay
I feel I should start out by explaining that the title of this post is not about jamming your old chap into a USB drive but is instead about making friends over the Interwebz. I feel I am now an expert at such things because last night I met up with someone I met on…… Continue reading Internet mating.
I’m actually quite fortunate in the fact that I enjoy what I do for a job. I know far too many people who don’t so if you could be sure not to tell them about this I would really appreciate it. I spend five days a week, from nine am to five pm sat in…… Continue reading Everything That Remains
2013 was a billboard year for achieving my goals and I am going to push myself even further this year. I’ve lined up ten resolutions. I tend to avoid the cliche ones that people tend to fail. I’m not going to join a gym and I’m not going to get out of debt but I…… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions 2014
…and so concludes another year, arguably my best to date. When I first sat down to consider my year I struggled to piece anything together, to draw memories out from my temple with the tip of my Phoenix feather cored Holly wand and place them into the Pensieve. I struggled to recall exactly what had…… Continue reading 2013: In Review
Is it just me or have people stopped caring at gigs? Last night I went to see Placebo at Brixton Academy, it was essentially the latest in a number of gigs I have attended this year that have nearly been ruined by the audience. I don’t know if it is just me growing older and…… Continue reading Reflections on gigs.
It’s the last day of November which means it is finally time for me to have a day to not really do a whole lot. Unfortunately in my world these kind of days do not exist. I don’t know how to not do anything. It makes me anxious. On this day of not doing a…… Continue reading What NaNoWriMo 2013 Taught Me
Like the opening scene of Lawrence Of Arabia I have returned to you from the depths of the dunes. I had the most amazing time, and will just not shut up about it. It’s not really possible to get an idea of the scale of any part of it but I’m going to do my…… Continue reading Sahara Trek 2013
Last night I hung around the office under the pretence I had work to finish. In all likelihood I do have work to finish, but that wasn’t why I didn’t leave the office until 8pm. Don’t worry, I’ve not become one of those terrible city boys, top button and second chin meeting in a cacophony…… Continue reading We used to wait.