It has not escaped my notice that November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The idea seems to be that writing a novel is one of those things that you always plan on doing but put off, for whatever reason, and never actually get round to, so the challenge is about setting a specific time to get on with it. I think this is a great idea, but unfortunately will be in Australia for most…

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Convince yourself that everything is alright… ‘cos it already is

He might have thrown away all his best songs (and by “best songs” I mean the ones I know…) in the first half of the show, but I still really enjoyed seeing Pete Yorn at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire last night. Sadly there was no She Bangs the Drum cover this time, though. Oh, and he was supported by two bands with what are possibly the worst names I’ve ever heard: Fiction Plane, and Ambulance…

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