In 2013, ArcTanGent Festival was born and instan...
Moving rapidly to budget surplus makes us more v...
Vennart Interview and album stream: ‘This album is more focused on vocals and guitar rather than pounding your head and complex riffs’
In February 2011 after 12 years, 4 albums and 3 ...
Belgium v Azerbaijan, Euro 2012 Qualifiers
Lay under 1.5 goals at 4.2 to one with Betfair
Those of you who took my advice to lay Austria at home to Belgium at the weekend made a nice profit with Belgium coming out comprehensive 2-0 winners. As I said at the time, in my opinion Belgium [...]
I thought the difference between ComRes, showing public opinion against British military action in Libya, and YouGov, showing support, was down to timing. ComRes’s survey for ITV News was carried out just before and just after the planes went in on 19 March. YouGov’s surveys have been carried out wholly afterwards.
But ComRes continued (on Friday) [...]
Filmed at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) annual conference, in this episode, we feature some of the new wave of young brewers of British cask-conditioned beer, Peter Amor interviews SIBA CEO Julian Grocock about the health of British Brewing and Pete Brown reviews their Champion British Beers of 2011.
Burial fans will today be able to get their hands on his first full release in four years. The title track of the EP, Street Halo, is accompanied by two other new releases, NYC and Stolen Dog. While the reaction to last week’s release of his collaboration with Four Tet and Thom Yorke was mixed, [...]
Can’t seem to update my blog on the “Obama is Awesome” video without losing the embed code.
One of my friends, who took a reasonable view in opposition to British participation in the Iraq invasion, didn’t appreciate it. “A crude caricature of a small portion of the anti-war majority in the US, mixed with some of [...]
Back England to go through the campaign unbeaten, Euro 2012 Qualification
4-6 with Bet 365
Not much to go at Monday night and a good time to look for some long term value. England were mighty impressive in winning us a few quid on Saturday and the price of 4-6 available with Bet365 for them to go [...]
While pondering the philosophical and social turbulence that defined his generation Pulitzer prize winner Robert Frost famously said: “Poetry is what gets lost in translation”. He was talking, of course, about subtlety, about the ability to infer a suggestion that goes beyond the bullish rhetoric that surrounded him and gave raise to European fascism.
Sitting here now, [...]
On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people marched through London to demonstrate against the governments’ cuts and to advocate for an alternative. The demonstration ended with a rally at Hyde Park, but the fact that Ed Miliband, head of the Labour Party, was invited to speak at the rally, is an insult.
Let us not have [...]
‘The Return of Ulysses’ as travestied by ENO, and honoured by Pierre Audi; and Peter Brook’s ‘A Magic Flute’
Substituting a modest ‘a’ for the usual ‘the’, Peter Brook’s ‘Flute’ comes courtesy of seven barefoot singers, two dreadlocked actors, a pianist, simple lighting changes, and thirty bamboo poles: the flute isn’t played, but hovers magically in the air. Those who dislike this production itemise the things that aren’t there: no Three Ladies, no Three [...]
My body would stiffen and I’d look away as the tourniquet was tightened around my arm. If I was lucky they’d find a vein first time, and insert a needle. This remained in place for hours, while a cocktail of drugs flowed into my body.
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