There’s Not Enough Hours In Our Trip

(“…Tom Gray, who got a grade A in 1995, is now lead songwriter for top band Gomez…”) We rounded off our week of live events with a another cracking gig, Gomez at the Apollo (observant readers may notice that last night was therefore the second time we’ve visited the Apollo in the space of 4 ...

10:34 Flinders Street Station

In the end, Jet solved the dilemma of how they would fill an hour and three quarters by not playing for an hour and three quarters, and as such we were in the pub well before last orders. Still, an excellent gig, only slightly marred by the we-didn’t-realise-Spinal-Tap-was-a-parody rock posturings of the utterly appalling support ...

Roll Over DJ

So far my busiest of busy weeks has been going wonderfully well (although I don’t feel like I’ve really been home since Sunday): Monday’s free BBC recorded comedy was highly entertaining: Ross Noble was in fine form, Ardal O’Hanlon was entertaining and host Jack Dee wasn’t as bad as I thought he was going to ...

We Are Not At Home To Mr Cockup (Part 12)

Er, ok, so Glastonbury was “completely sold out” yesterday for the 15th time, but oh look, tickets are back on sale again. Seriously. Aloud/Seetickets/Wayahead couldn’t organise a milk drinking contest on a dairy farm in Pilton. [UPDATE: Looks like it’s “sold out” again. For now…]

Strictly drugs and fighting

It’s going to be a busy week, featuring as it does free BBC-related comedy at the Hammersmith Apollo, curry in Twickenham, Jet at Brixton Academy, and Gomez at the Hammersmith Apollo (in that order), and since I’m not sure I can manage to write properly about the weekend today, I suppose you’ll have to make ...

Glastonbury

Oh hello, what’s this? It may have been taken down by the time you click on it, but I find it very interesting that the Glasto ticket page is open again. Perhaps there were some more returned tickets up for sale, given that the closing date for refunds was just the other day… [UPDATE (Monday): ...

Spend your days in the sun-shee-iine

We greeted the arrival of the sunshine in London for the first significant time this year with some degree of delight and promptly headed off to spend a diverting Saturday afternoon at London Zoo, and later Regent’s Park. As Rob wrote, just over a year ago, the monkeys always seem to be the most popular ...

Don’t Be Evil

Uggh. I think Google may have finally jumped the shark in preparation for their upcoming IPO. As if their new Press Release webpage blog wasn’t awful enough, they are now expanding the AdSense program to offer the increased revenue potential of targeted, graphical ads. Because web surfers just love those graphical banner ads, don’t they? ...

New Sport: Taunt the Telemarketer

I must have metaphorically ticked the wrong box when I phoned up BT to get our landline connected back in January, as we have been receiving occasional cold calls ever since we got the line. It actually doesn’t bother me that much (I think Sally’s more bothered, because they always phone up to ask for ...

Internet not that useful after all

We lost Internet access at work for the whole of this morning, so the only way I’ve been able to make it through the hours of mind-numbing tedium is by listening to Bill Hicks and Eddie Izzard on my MP3 player while I pretend to write pathetically dull documents about software. Now that we have ...