Sunday Stuff, 09/04/17

The books: Spoiled Brats, Simon Rich. I find it hard to believe I haven’t written about Simon Rich before, but a very brief search tells me I haven’t. Apologies if I’m mistaken, however. Rich has written for Saturday Night Live, The New Yorker, and Pixar (he worked on the delightful Inside Out), so his comedy-writing… Continue reading Sunday Stuff, 09/04/17

Every word handwritten

I have a bizarrely intense attachment to things that are handwritten. Actually, maybe it’s not bizarre at all, given that I write words for a living. On Valentine’s Day last year, upon finding out Drummer Boy hadn’t got me a card, I thrust some scrap paper and a Biro into his hand and told him to write… Continue reading Every word handwritten

Because a blog post doesn’t have to be serious…

 …sometimes, it’s just a case of “I’m really into this right now, so I’m going to inflict it on everybody else!” I’m pretty smug when it comes to my taste in music (not sure if anyone’s noticed). I am wholeheartedly in love with Brontide, who no-one’s heard of, I’ve been to a [very, very drizzly]… Continue reading Because a blog post doesn’t have to be serious…

Music-based musings…

…The book thing naturally sparked a music version, and I am one of those infuriating people who thinks their taste in music is Right, and everyone else’s taste in music is inevitably Wrong. So here are the 8 artists/bands that have had the most impact on my musical life… feel free to judge, ’cause I… Continue reading Music-based musings…