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Interview with Paul Wolinski of 65daysofstatic: “We had very little idea what we were doing”, Arts

Interview with Paul Wolinski of 65daysofstatic: “We had very little idea what we were doing”

10 years ago 65daysofstatic released their debut album, The Fall of Math and fans of wildly skittering synth beats married to epic sweeping vistas of grandiose guitar noise rejoiced. Remfry Dedman asked founder member Paul Wolinski how the album has impacted on the bands career, then and now.

By | Arts, Music, Notebook | Sunday, 16 March 2014 at 9:37 am

Ibet: Big guns Manchester City and Chelsea to show their firepower, Football

Ibet: Big guns Manchester City and Chelsea to show their firepower

Manchester City are not on a good run on the face of it. They’ve lost two in a row and were pretty awful for 65 minutes when getting dumped out of the FA Cup by Wigan. But although they lost to Barcelona in midweek, they played very well indeed in my opinion.

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Friday, 14 March 2014 at 6:37 pm

Her Outdoors: It’s all about the soil, Her Outdoors

Her Outdoors: It’s all about the soil

When I started gardening seriously, about ten years ago, my main interest was growing great vegetables and flowers – mainly from seed, because it’s cheaper and, although more time-consuming, more rewarding. I spent ages on selecting varieties, on watering, on positioning, but ignoring the most important thing: the soil – just sowing straight into the [...]

By | Her Outdoors, Notebook | Thursday, 13 March 2014 at 9:58 pm

Ibet: Big Buck’s Age Against Him In World Hurdle, Notebook

Ibet: Big Buck’s Age Against Him In World Hurdle

I’ve been lucky enough to see Big Buck’s score twice at Cheltenham. Indeed I once saw someone (successfully) place a £30,000 win bet on him in the Betfair tent. Nice. The issue here revolves around whether Big Buck’s can regain the crown that injury denied him defending last season.

By | Notebook, Sport | Thursday, 13 March 2014 at 10:35 am

Ibet: Barcelona’s Possession Game Can Lead To A Low Corner Count, Football

Ibet: Barcelona’s Possession Game Can Lead To A Low Corner Count

There’s something not quite right at Barcelona.

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 6:01 pm

Ibet: Each Way Alternatives To The Favourites In Cheltenham Curtain Raiser, Notebook

Ibet: Each Way Alternatives To The Favourites In Cheltenham Curtain Raiser

Picking Cheltenham winners is the minefield at the best of times, but with horses having run on soft ground for months, and the underfoot conditions now changing to good, we should tread even more carefully as there’s a chance of recent form going out of the window.

By | Notebook, Sport | Monday, 10 March 2014 at 5:56 pm

Her Outdoors: Leek Inquiry, Her Outdoors

Her Outdoors: Leek Inquiry

We paid an early visit to Plot 35a on Sunday morning to take parts of a wooden playhouse I have bought for my daughter to play in while I get on with gardening. Tomorrow, with the help of a handyman (because we are hopeless at DIY and I want it to be safe), it will [...]

By | Her Outdoors, Notebook | Sunday, 9 March 2014 at 10:29 pm

Ibet: Red cards could cost Yeovil when they take on in-form Sheffield Wednesday, Notebook

Ibet: Red cards could cost Yeovil when they take on in-form Sheffield Wednesday

Yeovil are second bottom of the Championship with only six wins all season from 32 games, the second worst record of wins in the division.

By | Notebook | Friday, 7 March 2014 at 2:54 pm

Ibet: England’s Habit Of Conceding Looks Set To Continue Against Denmark, Notebook

Ibet: England’s Habit Of Conceding Looks Set To Continue Against Denmark

Although betting heavy on friendlies can be a recipe for disaster as managers experiment before the real thing, there do look to be solid reasons for expecting goals when England take on Denmark tonight.

By | Notebook, Sport | Wednesday, 5 March 2014 at 4:28 pm

Visibility and viability: Rihanna does Comme des Garçons, Céline challenges superficially and Chloe clumps along, Fashion

Visibility and viability: Rihanna does Comme des Garçons, Céline challenges superficially and Chloe clumps along

Rihanna was sat front-row at Comme des Garçons on Saturday afternoon. I’m uncertain why she was there – it isn’t something I would normally mention, but the incongruity of such a high-profile attendee at Comme des Garçons, hitherto the bastion of intellectualism, of substance over mere style, bears comment. What did Rihanna make of it all? I didn’t ask because, frankly, I don’t care. Comme des Garçons isn’t about the flashy, slightly trashy circus of celebrity dressing. Hence, perhaps Rihanna’s presence was some form of artistic statement, a kind of installation or performance piece? I wondered if someone, somewhere was laughing at her. Or maybe, if even Comme counts the column inches. Visibility, in today’s fashion game, seems next to godliness.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Monday, 3 March 2014 at 5:33 pm

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