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Y'know things that are all the rage? Blogs. Everyone has one; or at least had one before Facebook, Twitter et al diluted the realtime pool.

Since I'm nu-old skool — and watching endless streams of people copying and pasting the same thing to each other bores me — I figured why not make a blog? The main difference here compared with other people's blogs is that instead of being limited to one topic, you get a little slice of everything all mashed up. I can now omit vowels and apostrophes with impunity.

  • Media, charity and the art of caring

    · 1588 words (laps up about 8 mins)

    The problem with doing something for a good cause — say, releasing a charity single — is that any attack on the effort is automatically equated to an attack on the cause. Thanks, mainstream media.

  • The problem with freestyle jazz

    · 271 words (vacuums up about 2 mins)

    I have pretty eclectic musical tastes and love anything well produced. Which is the complete antithesis to some strains of jazz music, it seems.

  • Naming today's musical period

    · 909 words (vacuums up about 5 mins)

    I’ve often wondered what future civilisations will call this current era of music. My music teacher always opined it would be labelled “modern”, or “rubbish”, but maybe there’s more to it than that.

  • Hi, my name is

    · 334 words (sucks up about 2 mins)

    Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? Clearly in the world of rap, the answer is yes. Uhhh, would the real Slim Shady please stand up. We’re gonna have a little problem here.

  • Ridiculyrics

    · 907 words (wastes about 5 mins)

    From One Direction to Kirsty MacColl who claimed there’s a guy down the chip shop who swears he’s Elvis, pop stars throughout the ages have tried to outdo one another with the stupidest lyrics.

  • Sorry, Mr. Moss

    · 941 words (devours about 5 mins)

    In the interests of clearing my conscience, there’s something I’ve been meaning to say to my old music teacher at school. So in true Simon Mayo confession stylie…

  • Le Cygne done wrong

    · 315 words (eats up about 2 mins)

    Cello and piano: a gorgeous instrument combination when applied to such fantastic pieces as The Swan. At least, in most cases.

  • Behold ye pirates of the airwaves

    · 347 words (kills about 2 mins)

    Shiver me timbers, there’s a nugget of silver in the Frequency Modulation band that the authorities don’t want us to hear.