The World’s End

Around about a decade ago, my wife dragged me to the cinema to see a film I'd heard nothing about, and wasn't particularly keen on seeing. I am very grateful to her. That film was Shaun of the Dead, and it was my introduction to the considerable film and TV making talents of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost. Ever since then, I think

Ben Marwood – Back Down

Right, there's this bloke, with a guitar, and he's pretty good at writing songs and singing them at your face. He's very nice and polite about it though. In your face, but not in your face. I'm a big fan. His name's Ben Marwood, which you'll have no doubt noticed from the title of this post, and the big picture at the top. Good work,


Remember the days when spam emails, or phishing scams at least had some sort of level of intelligence, or at least had the potential to raise a laugh? They're not even trying any more. I had an email this morning, purporting to be from Barclays Bank, which closed with the line: Honestly, BARCLAYS Security Department. At least they stopped shot of "Honest guv", and nudging

More Marwood – A good thing

Pic by Ben Morse If you've followed me on Twitter at all, or seen some of my music related blog posts, you'll know I'm a big fan of introverted singalong troubadour, Ben Marwood. After a 2012 spent very much hard at work, touring (as well as making an appearance at a certain Olympic opening ceremony with Frank Turner), and putting all his free

Paralympics 2012

Ok, so I've rewritten this post approximately one gazillion times, and tried to put into words the effect the Olympics and Paralympics have had on me (and also hopefully the nation). But every time, I've drifted off into trite words that sounds insincere. So what I'm going to do instead is say a massive thanks to everyone involved. I've put together a slideshow of some

Only Connect – The Show

I look slightly happy for some reason THHN DSQCK RTHNTHY A seemingly incoherent string of letters. In actuality, a well known phrase with the vowels removed. Bear it in mind as you read this, it's a string of letters that I've had in my mind for about 5 months now, ever since the recording of our Only Connect episode back in March. My

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