Perfection in Imperfect Times

Perfection in Imperfect Times

Isolation Britain is a place where "challenges" have replaced human interaction. One that has intrigued me has been to name five "perfect" albums. The best definition I can come up with to meet this criteria is...an album where I wouldn't skip a single track. All killer, no filler. With that in mind and with an [...]

The Soul of the Soulless

The Soul of the Soulless

Over twenty thousand people have died from coronavirus. In the UK. Twenty thousand. That is just the number of deaths in hospital. It doesn't include deaths in the community or deaths in care homes. Globally we are looking at some two hundred thousand deaths. I live in the beautiful city of Edinburgh where the population [...]

After Life Season 2

After Life Season 2

SPOILERS "Please don't get me started Looking backwards to move on, Strong yet open-hearted, Accept leaving when leavings come. God didn't see it coming, Never said I love you, hope you knew. Now my bags are packed And my sails are tacked And my course is marked by stars When this cycle ends Will it [...]

Am I Cursed Or Am I Blessed?

Am I Cursed Or Am I Blessed?

Am I Cursed or am I Blessed? In his 2014 book “Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion” philosopher Sam Harris makes a compelling case for restoring spirituality to its etymological roots and removing it from the realm of religious thinking and the supernatural. In a blog post before the publication of the book [...]

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

  Something changed. During a Q&A with the press yesterday, the First Minister of Scotland was asked about the prospect of families being able to gather together as normal to celebrate Christmas. I waited for her to just say "Yes, of course they will." She didn't. She couldn't. So she said this "Asked whether these [...]

After Life Season 2 Preview/Review

After Life Season 2 Preview/Review

Another day and another critic held hostage by postmodernist thinking has decided to try and shoot down Ricky Gervais for refusing to play by the "rules" which, because they are postmodern, don't actually exist in any meaningful sense.  Remember these are people who see things like truth (in an objective sense), morality, reason, science and [...]

Cup of Tea…Put a Record On #7 “NUISANCE” by Menswe@r

Cup of Tea…Put a Record On #7 “NUISANCE” by Menswe@r

"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit." (W.C Fields) Keep it real. 4-Real. Mean it man. The thing is this, very often when people hail the authenticity, the sincerity and the "realness" of a band or musician the band or musician are, in fact, dull. Really dull. Go and listen to [...]

After Life – Preview/Review

After Life – Preview/Review

Here we go again. The Guardian. Putting ideology and political doctrine (and maybe correctness) before feelings and trying to then present everything through the prism of those ideologies and doctrines as "honest" reactions.  It's all terribly predictable and awfully sad.  I don't mean "sad" in the way that Partridge deploys it but in the purest [...]

Tims Twitter Listening Parties…Top 10’s

Tims Twitter Listening Parties…Top 10’s

For no reason other than it really does feel like the end of the world today I have decided to put together a set of top tens inspired by Tim Burgess and his wonderful Twitter listening parties.  Bringing people from all over the world together and helping them to forget the horrors of reality through [...]

There Goes Innocence…

It is just before four in the morning. I have tried to sleep. I really have. She felt a bit "wheezy" on Sunday. Then she started coughing. It didn't seem persistent. By yesterday afternoon the coughing was more frequent. Her sister is a nurse. Or she was until some point in the last week or [...]