Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Epigram for a Dunce

Knowing not what to write about But ill-content to scribble nowt, I sit me down with pen in hand, To spout my sloppy-rhyming cant. Dull is my Muse’s call, I heed it – A pox on you who paused to … Continue reading

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Irony No Longer Ironic, Irony Ironically Confirms

In a bitter irony, irony has stopped being ironic, ironically owing to an over-use of knowingly arch and self-referenti- . . . oh fuck it, I can’t be arsed.

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So Long, 2013

It’s been an interesting year, all in all, marked by two classic rock mega-events in the releases of new albums by both Black Sabbath and Deep Purple (Purple 3-1 Sabbath, for me!). Out here in Prague, I haven’t managed to … Continue reading

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Back in the UK – for now!

So, I have returned to merry old England, where I will hopefully be able to get a bit more writing done – as opposed to in my chaotic existence in Prague! I note with dismay that I have managed to … Continue reading

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Holding Post

What do Britons talk about, for want of anything to talk about? The weather, of course. And, on that subject, I can say that it has been bloody freezing in Prague of late – although the particularly brutal cold snap … Continue reading

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Pretty Good Year

As Tori Amos might put it. There’s been lots of great rock music – especially courtesy of the genre’s elder statesmen – and I’ve also had the opportunity to enjoy some fun and interesting travel adventures, in Korea and Serbia. … Continue reading

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Top Ten ZX Spectrum Games

Time for a bit of eighties nostalgia . . . but not of the usual kind! I wanted to take a look at what must go up there with Uriah Heep, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath albums as truly formative … Continue reading

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