Comment Spammers of the World Unite

Hmm. For the first time in ooh, nearly two years some comment spam has been getting through the to the site. I’m deleteing them as they come up, but annoyingly this has started just as I’m about to go away for the weekend (to New York, actually, thanks fer asking), so I expect that a ...

Quick Haiku

I almost forgot… On the Camden Crawl the bloke from Magic Numbers walking towards us

The Camden Crawl: Indie Russian Roulette

On Thursday, we joined a few thousand other indie kids in Camden for this year’s the Camden Crawl. It’s a great idea: £20 buys you a wrist band that admits you to a bunch of different venues across the Camden area over the course of the evening, allowing you to plan your very own mini ...

Cornwall

No sign of Rick Steins (we turned on our favourite food-related Saturday morning TV show, Saturday Kitchen, while getting ready to leave the hotel only for chubby ginger imp Worrall-Thompson to tell us he was in Louisiana–who’d have thunk it?), but Sal and I still managed to have a lovely Easter weekend down in Cornwall. ...

Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha

So, I’m browsing through the ticketweb gig listings, as I’m wont to do from time to time, and I come across this. “Oh Look!” I think to myself, “Southport’s finest indie pop combo must have a new album on the way–I’ll just click on that link to see what they’ve been up to…” Except I ...

Xavier Rudd

To the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, last night, to see George’s cousin play live. You may be wondering how someone you’ve never heard of can sell out two nights at a 2,000 capacity venue, but he’s quite big in Australia, you see, and this is, after all, She Bu, the travellers’ enclave. As we entered the ...

Quickie Bird Flu

Are there any scientists reading? Just wondering if anyone could clear up a bit of confusion on my part: what’s the official name for this bird flu thing? The guy on the XFM breakfast news refers to it each morning as “the lethal H5N1 strain”, but I’ve noticed that the TV news last night and ...

Maybe it’s something in the water, but it’s not often you find yourself agreeing with both David Cameron and Gorgeous George in the same week. I’m not sure why the whackos over at UKIP are bothered by Cameron’s statement. If I was them, I’d be putting that “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists mostly” quote on ...

For a couple of weeks now we’ve been planning to go and watch this year’s boat race. I was rather excited about this prospect. Not because I have any particular interest in the outcome of the event–I’ve lived in London for over 5 years now, and I’ve never bothered to see it live before, even ...