I’ve been pretty much live-blogging either US politics or the global coronavirus pandemic every weekday now since something like March last year, so I’m absolutely thrilled that I’ve got a bit of a change of pace coming up. Starting later…

Dawn Foster

I find myself absolutely grief-stricken today after the news broke yesterday that Dawn Foster had died. She was just 34. I tweeted yesterday: “Other people will say more profound things but one of the nicest things about working with Dawn…

I’ve had so much fun putting together a Euro 2020 football anthems quiz for the Guardian today that it seems a shame not to share it with you. When else am I ever going to be able to write three…

A one-line review of every #TimsTwitterListeningParty I joined in June 2021

Nobody has asked for this. It is more for my benefit than yours. It’s a monthly series. I’ve marked LPs that I’d never heard the whole way through before with a 🆕 icon. The links (mostly) go to the album…

Mel's departure in Dragonfire

[This is the second in an occasional series where I ramble at length and without much focus about an old episode of Doctor Who what I have just watched on my tellybox although in this case the tellybox was the…

I went to one of the preview nights for the Doctor Who: Time Fracture immersive theatre production last week, and this is my absolutely 100% spoiler-free thoughts about it. Mostly, you get out of immersive theatre what you put into…

A one-line review of every #TimsTwitterListeningParty I joined in May 2021

Nobody has asked for this. Tough luck. It’s a monthly series now. I’ve marked LPs that I’d never heard the whole way through before with a 🆕 icon. The links (mostly) go to the album on Spotify. Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids…

Friday Reading has gone on a break. That’s often how it goes and how a season abruptly ends. I’ve been so busy with work that I haven’t had a chance to write it for a fortnight now, so I hereby…

No Friday Reading this week afraid because I have been too busy living the Eurovision dream. Not only have I put together the Guardian’s fiendish Eurovision quiz, but I am absolutely thrilled that for the first time on Saturday I…

m-orchestra – The Grim Circus – track-by-track guide from my #GrimTwitterListeningParty

Today, 100% unlicensed and unofficial, I did a #GrimTwitterListeningParty for new m-orchestra album The Grim Circus. I don’t have a fancy replay facility, but here it is presented as a track-by-track guide to the stories behind the songs and what…