I love both Stewart Lee and Will Self, so I knew this interview in the Guardian was going to be good value. And it is from the first paragraph: “I really noticed the scene changing in the 90s. The audience at the Bedford – a pub I used to work … Continue reading
Gaga twitched and honked awkwardly around the stage in her Grammy’s “tribute” to Bowie – sponsored by Intel. Seriously. Her performance, eulogising the death of a definitive British rock icon with a cumbersome medley of accessible singles, has already been turned into an advert. Then, at the Brits last night a … Continue reading
I review music. That’s a thing I do now. If you’re in a young (or not so young) up and coming band, get in touch – khodge at gmail.com. I like post-rock, garage rock, electronica, prog, nu-folk and post-punk. If you have a release I can review, I might be … Continue reading
The problem with using the statistical present as proof of how the future will develop is that there is no control. There is no future to refer to. People prefer print. Now. People prefer money. Now. People understand linear narratives better. Now. We don’t know what they’ll prefer tomorrow.
Zappa Spotted on Spotify UK If you’re a Spotify user, you’ll have noticed some big holes in the catalogue. There’s no Led Zeppelin, not much Peter Gabriel (certainly not solo) and not much of any Beatle – solo or otherwise. Frank Zappa was also missing in action. Until now. Fire … Continue reading
One of those periodic David vs Goliath Internet arguments has gone viral. You know the type. An “ordinary” person is targeted by a “powerful” person, company or enterprise. They are bullied, ripped off or treated badly. The “ordinary” person writes about their side of the story on a blog. It … Continue reading
Superb idea – Singularity&Co is an eBook start-up that aims to track down classic SciFi titles, clears the rights and aims to republish one new (old) book every month. Subscribers get them all from $29.99 a year. Bargain. Science Fiction, at its best, is the literature of ideas. I spent much … Continue reading
Just got one of those fake tech support calls. My partner, Ruth picked up the phone and her approach was quite different to my usual take-no-prisoners tirade of rage: Fake TS Guy: Hello, this the Technology Department of Microsoft Windows. We are calling about a problem with your computer. Ruth: … Continue reading