Monthly Archives: April 2006

I don’t seem to be doing the Observer Music Magazine anymore, so no more freebies as a general rule – I was hoping for the John Foulds this month and did not get it, which probably means that’s that. Given … Continue reading

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Memeage, gakked from debg

I think this goes behind cuts so that those disinclined can ignore it.

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Suburban Shootout

I have no idea at all whether this is any good or not, but any show with Anna Chancellor waving guns around and being sinister has something going for it. I imagine it will get terribly femmslasby about episode four. … Continue reading

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O happy day!

Which, ironically, is the title of one of Geoff Ryman’s darkest short stories, but is the appropriate thing to say when he wins the Arthur C. Clarke for what may be his best novel yet. Geoff is an old dear … Continue reading

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There is a sense in which it is redundant to bitch and moan about Osama Bin Laden. Yet it does irritate me that he is going on and on about the Crusades. I have all sorts of problems about the … Continue reading

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Oh dear, oh dear

Why is it that I find myself endlessly enjoying Sharpe? Not just when he is helping defeat Napoleon on behalf of anti-revolutionary reaction – because Napoleon had by that time become almost as bad as the regimes he briefly defeated, … Continue reading

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Ouch

The weather changed again, warm to cool. Which meant I got a migraine yesterday, which also meant that I got my vague feeling of pre-migraine unease. Normally I use this as an excuse to lie down early and read comics … Continue reading

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