Belle and Sebastian, Perth Concert Hall

September 21st, 2005

We took the long treck to Perth, Scotland to see one of my favourite bands, Belle and Sebastian, play the new Perth Concert Hall and it was well worth it. As well as being treated to a couple of new numbers, the band did an on-the-fly cover of Elvis Costello’s Oliver’s Army. They played their […]

Initial impressions of the new “Berliner” Guardian

September 12th, 2005

The Guardian newspaper revealed a new look, new format today. It’s a smaller size, following the lead of the Independent and Times. However, it’s not quite tabloid size. It’s somewhere between broadsheet and tabloid. I’m not sure of the exact reasoning behind this but I guess it is better than the awkward size in which […]

Nip/Tuck getting weirder

April 4th, 2005

Is it just me or are the storylines on Sky One’s “Nip/Tuck” getting weirder and weirder as series (season) 2 progresses? Last nights episode was particularly odd as Sean McNamara discovered that his best mate and co-surgeon Christian Troy was actually the father of his son Matt. To pay him back for sleeping with his […]

Sony Vaio ‘K’ series laptop

April 1st, 2005

As my old, grey 400mhz Celeron desktop seems to be grinding ever closer to obsoletion I’ve finally bitten the bullet and decided to upgrade to something more befitting of somebody in my profession. I’m now the ‘proud’ owner of a funky ‘K’ series Sony Vaio laptop resplendent with DVD playing and burning facilities – a […]

Astra 1.6 16v SXi (1999 T-reg) review

November 18th, 2004

Never a popular choice with the style-pack, often branded as dull and anoymous, the Vauxhall Astra has often been given a raw deal by the motoring press. This inevitably filters down to buyers who like their cars to denote some sort of status. Yet the Mark 4 Astra is a total joy to drive. It’s […]

Join me

September 17th, 2004

Having already enjoyed author (and accidental cult leader) Danny Wallace’s previous co-written book “Are you Dave Gorman“, I was eagerly anticipating his latest furore into the world of pulp fact. Join me is the true story of how Danny Wallace got bored and decided to create a “collective” in honour of his deceased relation. He […]

Reviews: Are you Dave Gorman & Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure

July 23rd, 2004

I’m the sort of bloke who’s fairly happy to spend my holiday sitting on the beach with a good book for company. This year we were in a bit of a rush to get ready so I had to make a good choice of reading matter in the five minutes allotted to WHSmith. I don’t […]