I’m writing this from my sickbed, a stack of magazine, books and Lemsip Max at my side as I ache my way through a third day of the symptoms that haven’t completely wiped me out but reduce me to something less than. I am not very good at being ill. For the last two years…… Continue reading COVID In The Bingo Hall.
It seems like an insane amount of time but it has been ten years since the band I was previously a third of, Negative Panda Society, released their second EP and played their last gig together. I sometimes think about the version of myself I was ten years ago. Would I be happy with what…… Continue reading Trendy Denim Hymns
It will come as little surprise to anyone that I am a huge Wes Anderson fan. The first time I was exposed to his work was when, at college and obsessed with The Catcher in the Rye, a friend lent me his VHS copy of Rushmore, which he sold to me as “the film version…… Continue reading The French Dispatch Exhibition
It feels like we have all been waiting a long time for this film to arrive. This is in part due to the global pandemic. I’ve seen the trailer for NTTD so many times that set pieces in the film made themselves apparent before the plot had a chance to do so. It was like…… Continue reading No Time To Die.
It feels like we have all been waiting for Daniel Craig’s last Bond film for a long time. There’s a reason for that. We have. Tonight, I’m off to see No Time To Die, as MGM intended, by sneaking a meal deal and possibly a coffee into the cinema with me and propping my knees…… Continue reading Plenty of time to die
Yesterday, I spent some time with the cool older relatives of my partner. It reminded me of conversations I would have with my grandparents (god rest their souls). It left a slightly melancholy feeling with me that I wanted to explore a little by celebrating my grandparents. My nan passed away when I was too…… Continue reading Respect your elders
Even before we had passed through the less-than-stringent security checks at the gate, I had a feeling our day out was not going to be as expected up until that moment. I don’t know if it was in the stumbling walks of those patrons ahead of us (at 2pm) or the general air that it…… Continue reading A day at the races.
I’ve failed to post anything to my blog in over a month. There’s a very good reason for this. I’ve been obsessing over something else. Some writing. A bigger THING than anything I’ve done before. Depending on the edit, it’s between 134k and 136k. For the longest time, I’ve had a goal in mind for…… Continue reading An update
When I sat down to talk to Davey Hal about his new EP, the excitement in his eyes told me that this was a project beyond the work he had shared before. Only some of that was down to the contact he’d had with the Du Maurier estate. The rest is because Helford Honeymoon is…… Continue reading Review: Helford Honeymoon – Davey Hal
A few weeks ago, I mentioned the project I had been hard at work on. I am pleased to announce that the latest draft of it is now done. What follows is a lengthy edit process. Taking each page at a time and reading through it until I am satisfied that every word is in…… Continue reading It’s not finished…. it’s finished.