Driving Me Crazy

Up North for the weekend. Partly this was so that I could see the family (including a sibling who has briefly returned from the other side of the world), but also so that I could exorcise a long-standing demon. I’ve now been embarrassed about not having a driving licence for over a decade. I took ...

The Big Bristol Reunion

So somehow I’ve ended up on some kind of official mailing list for former University of Bristol students. From time to time they email me with desperately dull missives about recent events at the university. When they’re not doing that, they’re spamming me with promotional bumf about “The Big Bristol Reunion”, which they like to ...

Anthony H. Wilson

I’m not sure if I have anything particularly profound to add to all that’s been written about the passing of Tony Wilson… He was one of those figures who seemed to pop up all over the media when I was growing up in the North West in the 80s and 90s. Well, I guess I ...

Good old NME, keeping things in context as ever… Well, if Amy Winehouse can’t make it, I mean, what’s the point of having the V Festival at all? Might as well all just stay at home…