One of the things I’ve long admired about the United States of America, is how it documents itself. For better or worse, the USA keeps all its photos and home movies, and it’s as close to an indigenous folk art as it has outside of jazz.

TV, movies, long-form journalism…


Hollywood isn’t exactly known for treating its actors fairly — they’re generally things that are prodded and poked, and gawped at so they can represent some kind of fantasy version of humans on the silver screen. They have to be wittier, more complex, more interesting, and of course, more beautiful.


What’s the worst record ever made? It’s a daft, absolutely not-serious question I asked on Twitter. It’s lighthearted loathing, where everyone gets to yell about something for a bit, but obviously, there’s also technically no right or wrong answers, because music is subjective and blah blah blah.

Anyway.

I started…


Mention ‘Aminalympics’ out loud, and chances are, it’ll be met with a shrug. However, sometimes you bring it up, and you’ll see a person’s eyes widen because they haven’t brought it to the front of their mind since they watched in the school holidays a billion years ago.

Of course…


When I was first buying records, UK punk obviously walloped onto my radar. It’s everything a teenagers wants — obnoxious, loud, and if you had any aspirations of playing guitar, you were told it was easy as shit to play. Then you find out barre chords make your hand hurt.


In 2018, America’s Republican party is a mess, thanks to Donald Trump steering the GOP into a cesspit, and basically saying “No. I meant to do that. You’re the idiot if you think this wasn’t the plan all along.”

When it comes to conservative America, I think of Hank Hill…


There’s talk of a new bar opening in Manchester dedicated to ‘Madchester’, and of course, there’s been a very mixed response to it, ranging from “Nice one, top one” to “This is the worst thing I’ve ever heard”.

The truth of the matter is that people can set up whatever…


Women’s fashion is amazing. It’s engineering in action. There was a really amazing Twitter thread which went into everything that goes into the tailoring and construction of women’s fashion, and the level of thought and detail that goes into their clothes.

You can read the thread here, and it is…


I: How It All Began

I wasn’t too great in class — I was a friendly kid, but not so good at paying attention to what was going on. I guess you might call it ADHD these days, or something, but I’m not too sure about that. Just hyperactive, maybe.


It’s remarkable, that for a band as well written about as The Beatles, that there’s any surprises left. …

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