The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

Look at this….just look at it. Awesome isn’t it? I was introduced to this stunning structure and several other abandoned monuments from Eastern Europe by one of the fellas from work and I haven’t been able to drag my gaze from them since. See for yourselves. Check them all out here. These monolithic erections were…

Back, Slap & Clap: The Goose That Laid the Golden Gong

Last Thursday night a healthy contingent of the record label that pays my wages descended on the AIM Awards, a prestigious music industry ceremony you won’t ever have heard of and whose gong giving will never enter into your consciousness.  It was the third such back-slap-aganza of the week for this struggling sector following hotly…

Fosters vs. Topman: Have we underrated the 80s?

Yeah, I know. Thatcher’s shadow looms large whenever the Day-Glo topic of the 80s rears its ugly head. The decade of greedily rampant capitalism, the rise of the ego, the time that style forgot – the 1980s have been a byword for tasteless extravagance and self-centred consumerism for well over 20 years now. But isn’t…

To Live and DIY in London

Right off the bat you should know that I work in the music industry. For ten long years I’ve worked right in the rancid belly of the beast. Stop reading now if you’re easily offended. Still here? Good. Guilty secret off my chest, now, we can begin. Despite my pay check coming from the EVIL…