Self-inflicted Tidy Torturing.

As I write this, I’m perched on my amplifier, surrounded by books, CDs, old magazines, video games and DVDs. For some very, very, VERY stupid reason, I’ve decided to tidy up my bedroom. Continue reading


Car Triumphs And Troubles

What a week. After 3 years away from it, and a grand total of 4 driving theory tests (3 first time round, then had to sit it again because it ran out of time), I finally passed my driving test. I’m pretty pleased with myself about this, as you can probably imagine. Continue reading

Purchased Experiences Don’t Count (Generation X Terminology Part I)

One of my favourite books of all time, after the works of David Peace and Nick Hornby, is Generation X: Tales For An Accelerated Culture by Douglas Copeland. It’s a fairly simple story- three friends living out in southeast California, terminally bored of their mundane jobs, competitive families and misplaced cultures. Continue reading

Attempts At Passing The Time

As I’m writing this, it’s pouring down with rain outside again- the joys of the Great British Summer, I guess. I’m listening to my all-Morrissey mixtape (yeah, the World Of Morrissey album, plus other songs I like. Please consult previous blog post for details.) and I’m considering getting a slice of toast. It’s like being stuck in the first 10 minutes of a Mike Leigh film. Continue reading

How To: Make a good compilation album (Record companies take note).

What a week I’ve had. Since I got back from the Edinburgh Fringe…nothing’s happened. Seriously. Nothing. However, tomorrow (Thursday the 16th), I’m starting a week-long ‘intensive’ driving course. It’s been 3 years since I last drove, and in that time I’ve had to pass my theory test twice (yeah, I let a certificate expire- never a good move). So hopefully in 7 days from now I’ll be roadworthy. Continue reading