Thought for the day

Are tanks exempt from the congestion charge?

So I was (probably) the only English person in an Aussie bar in West London last night to see England lose miserably in their 3-1 defeat to Australia. As the final whistle went, they turned the sound off the football and started playing that song that starts: “I come from the land down under…” Oh ...

“We’ve never done an encore, and we’ve never sold our soul and done a TV advert like all the other bands you play either… Some bands still have principles. We’re one of them.” [Nicky Wire, November 2002, the Jo Whiley show, BBC Radio 1] I guess that must be a different Manic Street Preachers who ...

“If you can understand death, then you can understand life”

I saw the Flaming Lips live yesterday. Sheer genius. They had all the usual props out of course: fake blood, interesting visuals, the nun finger puppet. Even the tellytubbies made an appearance. They also had giant balloons bouncing around the audience (just beautiful) and about 10 people on each side of the stage dancing throughout ...

You may be wondering why I’m doing this. I suppose there’s two main reasons: Firstly, I want to learn new web skills, so I designed/wrote all the back-end stuff for this bit of the site myself using a combination of PHP and MySQL (web scripting language and open-source database thingy respectively). Well, with the new ...

Hello. This is a new section of Paste magazine. It’s a weblog. Think of it as an online diary. I will be venting my frustration at the ways of modern life here on a semi regular basis, as well as posting links to interesting stuff on the web. At some time in the future, there ...