Sunday Stuff (Disappearing Earth/ Hyper Light Drifter/ Leon Bridges)

Photo by Tim Tiedemann on Unsplash I'm not really a cold weather kind of guy, but there is something about a crisp but clear, ice cold blue morning in the middle of January. It's supposed to be a dreary, long month, but so far I'm actually enjoying it, thanks in no part to my continued routine of getting… Continue reading Sunday Stuff (Disappearing Earth/ Hyper Light Drifter/ Leon Bridges)

Fourth of July Creek

This is a book about living hard. About trying. About how trying sometimes isn’t enough. In this his novel from 2014 author Smith Henderson pulls no punches as he paints a portrait of America as a hive of contradictions. In it he explores concepts of freedom and of anarchy and of social responsibility. It is… Continue reading Fourth of July Creek

Night Boat to Tangier

There are all manner of Best of 2019 and Best of the Decade lists to sift through to find out what has been missed, and that’s how I came to read Kevin Barry’s Night Boat to Tangier. Getting to art through the medium of someone else telling you that is Very Good creates unfairly high… Continue reading Night Boat to Tangier

Sunday Morning Stuff 08/12

It is the month of lists. Christmas lists. Best of the year run downs. And this year, seeing as it's a '19 and all, we'll be seeing a lot of best of the DECADE lists. This, I think, is impossible. There is no way that we're about to exist in a different decade to 2010,… Continue reading Sunday Morning Stuff 08/12

A Christmas Carol

Photo by Hide Obara on Unsplash In 1843 Charles Dickens read a government report on the employment of women and children, and he was sickened to see the extent to which these people were being subjected to horrific work for equally horrifically lapse pay. To him, they were - in the words of biographer, professor, and all-around Dickens… Continue reading A Christmas Carol

Sunday Morning Stuff 24/11

The news is a bit grim at the minute. I don’t think we should ignore it, but we don’t need to carry the weight that the tumultuous world throws on our shoulders all of the time. Sometimes we need to shrug it off and delve down deep into a blanket of stuff. So as we… Continue reading Sunday Morning Stuff 24/11

Sunday Morning Stuff 10/11

Two Sunday's in a row I've had no work so I'm once again coming to you live from my post-run Sunday seat, rattling out a steady stream of stuff that I've enjoyed, so that now you can too! Second hand books, RPG's, grimy rap, experimental pop, big budget TV, independent film... What more do you… Continue reading Sunday Morning Stuff 10/11

Sunday Morning Stuff 03/11

Today has the potential to be the perfect Sunday. No work. A long run. Several cups of tea, some reading, perhaps (read: definitely) a little Dragon Quest XI. OH! And how could I forget... Sunday Morning Stuff. Let's get into it. Reading... With Halloween out of the way and my classical gauntlet of picks in… Continue reading Sunday Morning Stuff 03/11

Frankenstein

Here we are on Hallows Eve, and I’m taking on a really classic classic in celebration. It is a story that we all know, or a story that we all think we know at the very least. In the afterglow of having actually read the book for myself, I can say most certainly that I… Continue reading Frankenstein