Ten signs that you are a confirmed bachelor and will be for the rest of your “life”, what’s left of it:

1. You have never bought any new towels. You still have the ones your Mum gave you when you moved out of the family home. 2. The proprietors of the local curry house wave and smile at you when you walk past. 3. You no longer think of masturbation as a substitute for sex – […]

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The Fall: Reformation Post TLC Review

My review of the new(ish) Fall album, Reformation Post TLC: This is great. Proper Fall, with nooks and crannies and experimental weirdness. As autotech says [on The Fall website], “it’s a real fall album, different and the same, messy and tight, satisfying and frustrating, confused and clear.” I can’t for the life of me understand […]

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Those Poor Bastards

I said there would be more about these… so here goes.  A friend at work introduced me to this band. Think “Gothic Country”, think early Nick Cave, think old-time hellfire sermons, and you’ll have a pretty good idea about where Those Poor Bastards are coming from. There are two of them: Lonesome Wyatt and the […]

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The Anti-Cycling League

Last evening, whilst out cycling around Bristol, I encountered a member of the Anti-Cycling League. I was returning along the St Philips Cycle-Path when she leapt out from behind a bush and blocked my way, brandishing a placard and demanding that I get off and walk! Apparently the ACL are against cycling because it promotes […]

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