Me, writing about Tevez and United →
Paperback Mitre is one of my favourite football sites. Full of personal thoughts on clubs by fans and writers who are ‘not idiots’. Which is rare. They also get distracted by music quite often, which is nice. I’ve been hassling them for a while about wanting to join the team, and now I have. My first piece is on the day Carlos Tevez confirms he wants to go home, and before...
New Mogwai Track
I’ve been a little disappointed by the last couple of Mogwai albums - a couple of stand-out tracks on each seem to have masked quite a bit of going-through-the-motions album filler. This track made available for free download had me regretting having bothered after the first minute. 3 variously distorted guitars plodding through the same up-and-down scale riff for 5 minutes seemed like the...
Review; The Phantom Band @ Deaf Institute, 17th...
It’s been 18 months since Glasgow-based The Phantom Band last graced the too-small stage of The Deaf Institute. Then, as now, the 6 piece are in danger of knocking each other off the precarious platform and into the near capacity crowd. Then, though, debut album Checkmate Savage had been recently released. An assured and unique blend of folk influences and goth tendencies wrapped up with...
PARTY ALL THE TIME
Who Is Actually Going To Do The Work? →
As a recently-redundant Content Editor, this article (forwarded to me by a now-former colleague) seemed pretty pertinent.
Not entirely sure what he has to do with TED, and I’ve heard the new instrumental album is a bit disappointing, but Andrew Bird still captivates me when I see how he pieces his music together live. hazal: Andrew Bird’s one-man orchestra of the imagination : TedTalks Amazing.
Is it really North Pole Bar time of year again?
The nameless cat seems to have an unhealthy interest in sealants and rubber. Worrying.
If I was a priest, the first place I’d hide from Roy Hodgson would always be a mountain of sugar. Obvious.
Have spent most of morning so far playing comedown music for the cat after @Vix_R got her catnipped off her face before work.
Daily photo for @cathyallabout; dramatic slide into wall and imaginary fly being chased not in shot http://yfrog.com/mwbwmeuj
Recent track from Advances In Mathematics’...
The Lady From The Sea at The Royal Exchange review →
My 4* review of The Lady From The Sea at The Royal Exchange Theatre, for Go See This.
Things To Do This Week
1) Learn to use Tumblr properly. With different pages and a place to put links to old reviews and articles I’ve written. 2) Start a blog. Might see if the two points above can somehow be combined. Blog posts I’ve got in mind currently; The most insulting argument I’ve head yet about arts funding cuts. Computer games; my dirty little secret. Am I ill? Why I still like...
Spent the evening shouting ‘Admit it, Don!’ whilst watching entire disk of Mad Men series 2 with copious Bloody Marys. Good Sundaying.
RT @danpyt: New PYT @itcmanchester Souncloud mix featuring @thismanybfs @musicalpatterns + @advancesband http://bit.ly/9ZHeRV #itcmanchester
‘My goodness that Vodka’s gone down a lot’. Shit. Watching Mad Men at home and getting cocktail inspiration. Good / bad times.
Impressed by new @thecastlehotel. I know; I’m so last week.
Will you all please follow @advancesband please, I can see those of you who aren’t doing. Thank you.
Congrats to all you #mcrblogawards nominees. Every year I read about them it makes me think about starting a blog.
Hot Ribena in the office. We just don’t care about the rules.
I’d need a good name for it. Oh, and everything would probably be related back to a Radiohead B-Side.
It’d be about arts, redundancy, secret hypochondria, grammar, questioning whether I suffer from a mental illness, computer games & football.
In other news, just seen that @advancesband are the very first act of this year’s @ITCManchester thanks to clashfinder; http://ow.ly/2QvKE
RT @nicktryg: the pros and cons of pros and cons http://t.co/XTSvl2L
The world’s going to hell anyway, so yeah, sod it, why not have Kevin Davies for England? And let’s elect a dog as mayor and ban trousers.
Have received the creepiest-looking press photo ever. Person in it looks like the painting in Ghostbusters 2 getting a lapdance.
(people not valuing content is a bit of a sore point at the moment)
What the hell did I do with all this anger before Twitter came along?
New newsletter from @guardianmusic is all links. Why does no-one like content anymore? What did content do to offend anyone?
I walk as quickly as it’s necessary for anyone to walk. You’re trying too hard if you walk faster than me on the street. It annoys me hugely
music so excellent i just bothered to download it @bandcamp: http://theansweringmachine.bandcamp.com/track/animals
(note to self; don’t set people up with 30 Rock lines unless you think they’ll actually get it) Also, @msamykey shhh, but I agree re ES
I used to love BFF, but then his solo suburban-college-angst-whimsy-irony-rock really began to annoy me. Not sure NH is the cure.
Just found the Ben Folds / Nick Hornby project - would have excited me hugely in 1999. Sounds good http://bit.ly/9uOXZa (via @sapnarella)
Another Day Off
It seems I only use tumblr when I’m off work. Here I am again then. Must use this better in the future. Will find some pretty pictures or something.