My Cultural 2017

After a pretty dull and devastating 2016 I became determined to make 2017 more interesting and engage myself with human life.  So far so good I have been fortunate to meet a new and good friend this year via my yoga class; a woman, 12 years younger than me, just out of a 12 year same-sex […]

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Cabbage – The Shimmer Band – April. Live at EBGBs, Liverpool. February 10th 2017

The first time I heard of Cabbage was during an interview on BBC Radio Five Live between Christmas and New Year.  They sounded young and bored and decried the lack of royalties they receive from Spotify.  As reward, no doubt for their appearance on the ‘serious’ talk radio station, one of their songs was played; […]

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St Valentine’s Day Blues

If you’re in love, great!  You have my best wishes, you don’t know how lucky you are. The last time I was truly in love on a February 14th was in 2013 when my marriage to C was strong.  Twelve months later it was faltering, 14 months later we separated. That was 2014, it’s two years […]

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Monday Morning

It’s Monday morning I wake at 4.52am.  I make the cardinal error of checking my iPhone – a habit.  I check match.com then I check POF followed by Guardian Soulmates.  I put the phone down in the dark.  I get up to pee, go back to bed. I lie awake for a bit until something mildly stress inducing crosses […]

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The Assassin – A Review

I have wanted to see this film ever since I read a review in Sight & Sound magazine and also because my forays into the Wuxia genre – House OF Flying Daggers, Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger – left me hugely satisfied. Last week I directed a Tweet to my nearby independent cinema and Odeon  asking why […]

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