This is the one thing he didn't want to happen.

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology, and other interesting nerdy things he found on the internet this week. It is now in its thirteenth season. Sign up…

Friday Reading S13E01

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology, and other interesting nerdy things he found on the internet this week. It is now in its thirteenth season. Sign up…

It always makes me laugh that the very first post on the very first version of this website went up on 24 December 2002 because I’d set myself the deadline of “Setting up and running my own blog by Christmas”…

I haven’t done some big chart of the year etc etc but here are five songs from 2021 that I really enjoyed which you might not have heard, and I thought you might enjoy them. The Anchoress – Let It Hurt…

Geraldine Snell at Jazzlive at the Crypt

Nobody has asked for this. It is more for my benefit than yours, I guess. It’s a monthly series now. Links go to the artist website. Maybe your interest will be piqued by one of the reviews. Maybe you’ll scroll…

Nobody has asked for this. It is more for my benefit than yours. It’s a (usually) 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…

Homebrew Electronica album raising money for Mind and Help Musicians

Very pleased to be able to say today that I’ve contributed a track to a new album from Kev Grosvenor Homebrew Electronica show. It is a fifty track compilation album for just £7, and it is raising money for mental…

Jesus Jones at the 100 Club

Nobody has asked for this. It is more for my benefit than yours, I guess. It’s a monthly series now. Links go to the artist website. Maybe your interest will be piqued by one of the reviews. Maybe you’ll scroll…

London Seaward match programme.

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology, and other interesting nerdy things he found on the internet this week. It is now in its twelfth season. Sign up…

Friday Reading S12E06

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology, and other interesting nerdy things he found on the internet this week. It is now in its twelfth season. Sign up…