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02 Apr

Couple of weeks of R&R

It was coming up to the end of the year and I had a chunk of holidays left so decided to take two weeks at the end of March. I didn’t get done everything I wanted to do but managed: House Managed to entirely gut the house. Cleaned every room, washed every cup, plate and […]

18 Nov

Dundee City of Culture Bid

It’s been surprising how little and much has been said about Dundee’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2017. How little in the long-run up. And then so much in the last week. Some good, some bad. Some indifferent. The public face of the bid started with the launch of We Dundee with locals […]

04 Jun

Getting the Funk Out

Friday was an eventful night – I was a DJ. Years ago at Coalesce I would occasionally step in for a couple of songs if I was blethering to one of the DJs and they had to nip off to the loo or whatever but never actually DJ’d. Around Christmas Sean asked if I’d be […]

25 Oct

Dundee Loses Another Songwriting Genius

Following the deaths of Dougie Martin and Gus Foy, Dundees own Michael Marra has died suddenly at the too young age of 60. I feel like one of the old guys who used to hang round the Westie or Balcony years ago talking about all the old musicians, bands and venues which are sadly no […]

27 Sep

Link: The Rusty Hip

A funny thing happened on Facebook. They made a change to their group settings. I was going through old groups and realised the UGS group only had 4 members now. No way is that happening. I quickly invited everyone again and by the end of the night there were close to 100 members again. Over […]

21 May

Review: Onsind – Dissatisfacton

Album available at name your price with a minimum of £0 ONSIND are an acoustic pop punk band from Durham. Their name is in reference to the lack of abortion facilities in some areas of America. I recently attended a gig put on by the Make That a Take DIY (anti-sexist, anti-racist, anti-fascist and anti-homophobic) […]

21 Mar

Elvis has left the building

Given that the company is long since dead it’s probably ok to write about the computer systems at Virgin Megastores. Note: I fully expect to edit this for errors and clarifications when other former employees see this, especially as I can’t remember what each of the 20 function keys did so am making up the […]

16 Mar

Nate Dogg Dies

Nate Dogg has died at just 41. Details haven’t been announced yet but he previously had two strokes. if you listened to any early-mid 90s hip hop you probably heard him crooning in the background. Although he generally appeared on others work he also released or compiled his own work. The one I loved most […]

15 Mar

She Don’t Like Firefly

I saw this video a few days ago and meant to post it. Having checked it appears to have spread like wildfire. You can buy the single on iTunes And see the singers reaction to the attention on the Fear the Boot forums.

14 Dec

Making a killing in the name of drivel

With the campaign to have a band of musicians who write songs, sing lives and can play musical instruments to No1 gains over half a million supporters Simon Cowell took time out of being a prat to comment on it. The campaign is stupid and cynical From a talentless prick who has made millions from […]

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