Kid Galahad

Kid Galahad After wondering in from the Artic cold sweeping down Upper Street, Treena and I wandered into the seemingly brand-new Islington Academy nee Marquee and bought a lime and soda. Almost 2 hours later after some turgid Scottish tosh (B&S have a lot to […]

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Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian Simon had free tickets, so we went to the B&S gig at the Astoria. Heard their first album in Berlin, years ago. But to be honest, didn’t recognise a single song which didn’t really matter. Gigging is so great. It’s much more […]

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Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian Simon had free tickets, so we went to the B&S gig at the Astoria. Heard their first album in Berlin, years ago. But to be honest, didn’t recognise a single song which didn’t really matter. Gigging is so great. It’s much more […]

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Nutcracking babies

NUTCRACKING BABIES Just back from Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! at Sadlers Wells. And that exclamation mark just about sums it up. It was entertaining in a sort of confectionary way – but by the end I was nearing insulin shutdown from an overdose of cutesy saccharinosity. […]

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Curtain Call Envy

Curtain Call Envy I was wondering about curtain-call envy. Went with my folks and brother to see “Anything Goes” on Drury Lane last night. Usually a bit bored at those tap-dancing jamborees. Though the sight of a stage full of people dancing in sync is […]

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The Birth of the Blog

The Birth of the Blog Gadzooks. The Earth moved and there was Blog. All on a dreary morning in NW10. Who would have thought it. (Should explain the Buddhist/Telly thing, I suppose. I am one. Work on it. Don’t watch it. Would like to… There. […]

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Winter fug

WINTER FUG It’s a perfectly dull winter afternoon and I refuse to go outside and do anything. Instead of answering all those phone calls which will inevitably lead to me having to leave the warm fug of my room, I’m going to wallow in this […]

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