Anneliese Michel

I released a new single on Saturday in all good digital record stores. It is called Anneliese and tells the particularly grim story of a woman, Anneliese Michel, who died in the 1970s. To contemporary eyes it seems most likely…

Friday Reading S10E05

Friday Reading S10E05

It’s back. My weekly newsletter of … things what I found interesting this week. Subscribe to it here. Long and thoughtful and I don’t 100% agree with it from James Fallows on how the press hasn’t broken its most destructive…

Isobel and Zoe looking resplendent in colour

Thoughts on…Doctor Who: The Invasion (1968)

[This is the first 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. Lucky, lucky you] I watched 1968 Doctor Who…

Friday Reading S10E04

It’s back. My weekly newsletter of … stuff I found hidden down the back of the internet’s sofa. Subscribe to it here. Some solid work from the FT here – which you may need a subscription to read, sorry, journos…

Friday Reading S10E03

It’s back. My weekly newsletter of … bits’n’bobbins I wrote earlier in the week ‘Of masks and madmen’ about the signs on display at the anti-mask demo in London last weekend, and how I realised that some of them displayed…

The train to Chesham from Liverpool Street

A day on the Metropolitan Line

Don’t tell me I don’t know how to have fun while on holiday – today I’ve spent the day mooching around the far end of the Metropolitan Line, taking pics of the station architecture and infrastructure, listening to great music…

Do you remember the Trackbacks?

I like blogging again. There’s a slight concern that the way I’ve been able to balance working from home, looking after the kids, making loads of new music and re-start blogging and the newsletter suggests a brain in the hyper-fizzy…

The push for “back to the office”

This tweet caught my eye at the weekend from @DiscordianKitty: One fun thing about being a Millennial is we’ve been told repeatedly that eating out is irresponsible and if we do it we deserve to not be able to afford…

Of masks and madmen

Of masks and madmen

I found myself addicted today to flicking through the pictures coming through on social media from Trafalgar Sq of the London anti-mask anti-Covid demo. I looked through over 100 and was reading every single sign that was visible. There was…

Friday Reading S10E02

It’s back. My weekly newsletter of … things QAnon is, in and of itself, nothing. A nonsense “Deep State” conspiracy theory created on internet message boards to generate intrigue and give people a uniting banner under which all manner of…