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The signed editions

People queuing at book signing

There’s a really interesting post over at the blog of author Jonathan Gibbs, concerning the cult of the cult of the signed edition book. You should probably just go over there and read it rather than let me butcher the argument made, but I thought is raised some really thought-provoking points around the connection between author and reader, the compromises authors need to make, and the weird…

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A brief anecdote on how not everyone is ready for the craft beer revolution

Bottle of Punk IPA

I was out on Friday with some friends, some reasonably new acquaintances. Towards the end of the evening I ordered a bottle of Brewdog’s Punk IPA. Hardly the most exotic beer in the world, but I’d had enough generic lager / bog-standard bitter for one night.
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Friday Jukebox: Low Key

I haven’t spent enough time with the new Tweedy album yet, but on first listen it is excellent - just the right balance between the approachable and comforting melodies Jeff Tweedy writes so well and the more challenging and restless rhythms he came up with and played with his son, Spencer.

Ghosts from my first internet

Ghosts from my first internet

I first properly immersed myself in the internet and its myriad delights and horrors in 2000. I’d dabbled a bit for a few years before then, but 2000 was the first year I had a proper internet-ready PC at home and could spend time on the great adventure of, ahem, “surfing the net”. (more…)

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The Neverending Shootout

The Neverending Shootout #LFC

I was only planning on staying up another ten minutes. I’ll just watch the end of extra time, I thought. (more…)

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un-direction

Arrow pointing by a pool

During my odd brain-breaks this week I’ve found myself heading down the internet rabbit hole of geofiction. Geofiction is essentially the art of drawing maps of imaginary places. (more…)

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Friday Jukebox: Communist Radio

Sometimes I like songs to be like this post. Very short, and with no real background information.

Oh Mister Porter

GUINNESS_DUBLIN_PORTER_AND_WEST_INDIES_PORTER

While it is still rather warm around these parts, my boozy mind is already wandering towards more autumnal and wintery beers, thinking less about quenching my thirst and more about having something dark and complex and hearty in my glass. There are obviously plenty of dark beer options, but porter keeps coming up. The excellent Boak & Bailey beer blogis working its way through the popular…

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The death of Barnehurst Cathedral

The death of Barnehurst Cathedral

It is not actually a cathedral. It is not even a church. It is a purely secular building. It is not even officially called a ‘cathedral’. That is just a colloquial term for such buildings. It is a railway substation. Although it is not actually that. It stopped being a substation around 1970. It became a track paralleling hut, a TP…

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The signed editions

People queuing at book signing

There’s a really interesting post over at the blog of author Jonathan Gibbs, concerning the cult of the cult of the signed edition book. You should probably just go over there and read it rather than let me butcher the argument made, but I thought is raised some really thought-provoking points around the connection between author and reader, the compromises authors need to make, and the weird…

View On WordPress

A brief anecdote on how not everyone is ready for the craft beer revolution

Bottle of Punk IPA

I was out on Friday with some friends, some reasonably new acquaintances. Towards the end of the evening I ordered a bottle of Brewdog’s Punk IPA. Hardly the most exotic beer in the world, but I’d had enough generic lager / bog-standard bitter for one night.
(more…)

View On WordPress

Friday Jukebox: Low Key

I haven’t spent enough time with the new Tweedy album yet, but on first listen it is excellent - just the right balance between the approachable and comforting melodies Jeff Tweedy writes so well and the more challenging and restless rhythms he came up with and played with his son, Spencer.

Ghosts from my first internet

Ghosts from my first internet

I first properly immersed myself in the internet and its myriad delights and horrors in 2000. I’d dabbled a bit for a few years before then, but 2000 was the first year I had a proper internet-ready PC at home and could spend time on the great adventure of, ahem, “surfing the net”. (more…)

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The Neverending Shootout

The Neverending Shootout #LFC

I was only planning on staying up another ten minutes. I’ll just watch the end of extra time, I thought. (more…)

View On WordPress

un-direction

Arrow pointing by a pool

During my odd brain-breaks this week I’ve found myself heading down the internet rabbit hole of geofiction. Geofiction is essentially the art of drawing maps of imaginary places. (more…)

View On WordPress

Friday Jukebox: Communist Radio

Sometimes I like songs to be like this post. Very short, and with no real background information.

Oh Mister Porter

GUINNESS_DUBLIN_PORTER_AND_WEST_INDIES_PORTER

While it is still rather warm around these parts, my boozy mind is already wandering towards more autumnal and wintery beers, thinking less about quenching my thirst and more about having something dark and complex and hearty in my glass. There are obviously plenty of dark beer options, but porter keeps coming up. The excellent Boak & Bailey beer blogis working its way through the popular…

View On WordPress

The death of Barnehurst Cathedral

The death of Barnehurst Cathedral

It is not actually a cathedral. It is not even a church. It is a purely secular building. It is not even officially called a ‘cathedral’. That is just a colloquial term for such buildings. It is a railway substation. Although it is not actually that. It stopped being a substation around 1970. It became a track paralleling hut, a TP…

View On WordPress

The signed editions
A brief anecdote on how not everyone is ready for the craft beer revolution
Ghosts from my first internet
The Neverending Shootout
un-direction
Oh Mister Porter
The death of Barnehurst Cathedral

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