JoJo Siwa – SSE Hydro, Glasgow

JoJo Siwa – SSE Hydro, Glasgow

"No worldly success can compensate for failure in the home." (David O. McKay) Happiness. Such an elusive thing. It can come in the form of a kind word, an arm around your shoulder, a song playing on the radio, the kiss of the sun, a favourite television show, time with loved ones, a chocolate biscuit...the [...]

100 Words On…

100 Words On…

I made the mistake of sharing my opinion on a certain member of the Royal family the other day.  Crudely, and from a position of ignorance, I tried to suggest that this person didn't have troubles but, instead, faced inconveniences.  I thought it would be obvious that I was commenting on his position of enormous [...]

Fright Night

Fright Night

As Halloween approaches we can all look forward to lists of the best horror films which all include "Halloween", "The Exorcist", "The Shining" and something from Cronenberg and Romero. Quite right too. Great films. Great directors. I thought it might be more interesting to turn my eye to some horror films that a wider audience [...]

Hell is Round the Corner – Tricky

Hell is Round the Corner – Tricky

I remember. You remember. The thing is we probably don't remember. Not really. Not accurately. Back in 2017 Brandy Bessette-Symons, an associate professor at Ithaca College department of psychology, conducted a series of experiments to gauge the impact of emotion on memory.  She found that "False memory is the most robust effect of emotion".  That [...]

The Murder Capital – Mash House, Edinburgh 15/10/19

The Murder Capital – Mash House, Edinburgh 15/10/19

The air hangs heavy, not like dulling wine, but with a nervous anticipation. The Murder Capital are here, lurking, looming, living somewhere close to us. They are already provoking a fevered energy, invoking memories of bands and pop culture moments most of the audience are too young to remember. This feels like...something. I am nothing. [...]

Louder Than Words Festival

Louder Than Words Festival

Just think about this for a second. There is a place where you can listen to post-punk, pop 'n' roll, soul boy and survivor Edwyn Collins discuss his life and work as well as hear him perform a song or two. There is a place where you can hear Dr Beate Peter (Lapsed Clubber Project), [...]