So glad to see that Sal’s bank has signed up for some kind of efficient anti-fraud system. And they’ve clearly tested it so well: booking flights online last night, we were redirected to a third-party site to sign up to the “Verified By Visa” program, and then, somehow, we ended up here: It’s the sort ...

So, the Camden Crawl then. I snuck out of work early and found myself in Camden just after five. I waited for Sal just up the Kentish Town Road, close to the wristband exchange (my suggested meeting place of just outside the tube having been vetoed on the account of there being “too many weirdos ...

Going Dutch…

Just a quick one to apologise to anyone who might have popped in this morning for the usual fix of sarcasm and cynicism and found themselves not at www.pastemagazine.org, but instead at www.pderoode.com. Or indeed at any one of these sites (or indeed several others): – www.martinshakeshaft.com – www.cliftoncoffee.co.uk – www.d-log.info Our hosting company, Freedom2RunAReallyShittyService, ...

“The Record Breaking time of 90 Minutes”: How Journalism Works…

I know that the “isn’t it funny how the media always over hype how quickly an event sold out” thing is one of my key themes, but I’m quite amused by some of the coverage of this year’s Glasto ticket sell out. For example, here’s the indie’s story: Log on, sell out: Glastonbury tickets go ...

Phew!

Of course there will be resales, but gosh, that was a bit close: up at 8AM and couldn’t get near the See Tickets site even an hour before this year’s Glastonbury tickets went on sale, then it was F5 all the way until I finally got through at about 10:45… and by 10:55 the main ...