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Me find Ed Sheeran a bit boring

Apparently Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran was a big hit, so I thought I should give it a listen and see if I can work out why. (It’s actually quite funny to read some of the stats about it … Continue reading

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He played all the right notes, in the right order

I awoke this morning to the news – broken to me via text message in the uniquely sensitive style I associate with the child who sent it to me – that “Andre Previn has died”. Obituaries will focus, and rightly … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Big Funk Band

Recently, Stefan Redtenbacher has started drip-feeding tracks from his forthcoming, eagerly awaited album by the enhanced and expanded version of the Funkestra – the Big Funk Band. Just a couple thus far, so, how do they compare? First off the … Continue reading

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A blog entry for everybody (no lads)

I have become obsessed with the current Ladbrokes advert starring former The Inbetweeners actor James Buckley. In it, he flies down in a robot suit, and addresses a small crowd of people about the exciting betting opportunities available to them. Then … Continue reading

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All tildes carefully pasted in place

I was listening to Escape (The Piña Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes yesterday. You probably know it. It’s about a man who is tired of his lady (and if he insists on calling her a lady, we can presume the … Continue reading

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Autumn in New York

Needless to say, I had certain expectations of New York. I assumed it would feel aggressive and abrasive, the people to be irritable and offhand. I anticipated feeling intimidated and anxious, and finding the city itself soulless and alienating. If … Continue reading

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I blame that idiot prince

A few years ago, I wrote a blog about the decline in popularity of the name Andrew, which was about to drop out of the top 100 boys’ names. Revisiting this theme, after emailing an Andrew in his late 20s … Continue reading

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