Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

It's so easy to laugh It's so easy to hate It takes guts to be gentle and kind ("I Know It's Over", Morrissey/Marr) ...thou shalt love one another (Matthew 22:39, King James Bible) "The fat one is repulsive" "Go kill yourself" "Fat singing whale" (Anonymous, Twitter)   Let's start with this; the world is full [...]

How to Talk to a Woman Who is Wearing Headphones…

How to Talk to a Woman Who is Wearing Headphones…

Someone I follow on Twitter shared this a few moments ago; What is contained in this piece of writing was, simultaneously, hilarious, incredible and terrifying. Let's break it down. These days, many women walk around playing with a smartphone or tablet device and are often wearing headphones and listening to music at the same time. [...]

London, can you wait?

London, can you wait?

  After the cryptic messages. After the teasing. After the seven year itch from his defenestration. After the yearning, the longing and the praying. He will return. Today Martin Rossiter, with a little (maybe more than a little) help from his friends at Star Shaped, has announced that he will return for one final time [...]

Heidi Regan Kills Time – Edinburgh Fringe

Heidi Regan Kills Time – Edinburgh Fringe

Chaos reigns. Not the good sort of chaos...like a messy drawer that, when you start to sort it, reveals a tenner that you had forgotten about. No, the worst sort of chaos reigns. Everything seems a bit, well, hopeless. Bleak. Dire. I had planned to see two shows at the Fringe yesterday but there was [...]

Brothers in Harms

Brothers in Harms

Family. Blood is thicker than water. When everyone else has gone it is meant to be your family who are stood still by your side, resolute, devout, faithful even in the face of disgrace, disappointment and disaster. Romantic? Maybe. Those of a postmodernist persuasion (hello Guardian writers) will tell you that the family is an [...]