Monthly Archives: December 2011

I was tired of being drunk…

…so, as part of the post-Christmas detox, I’ve recorded this cover of Joanna Newsom’s tune Jackrabbits. It seems somehow apt for New Year. Lend an ear, why don’t you. Advertisements

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A Song A Day

A couple of years ago, a friend challenged me to write a song every day for a month. I only lasted a week. But one of my efforts was a reflexive and soppy tune called A Song A Day, which found … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens never used a short word when a long one would do.

The death of Christopher Hitchens is sad. It’s hard not to admire the brain, talent and sheer balls of the man – though too many media tributes have overlooked the ugly side of his bullish, contrarian views. Still, there have … Continue reading

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Immerse, rinse, repeat

It’s a week since I finished the first term of my journalism MA, and I’m still recovering. I’ve made more phone calls, trawled more websites and churned out more words than ever before. In many ways I’ve been following a … Continue reading

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