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Yet another trailer gets me going

Here‘s the trailer for Dreamworks’ upcoming film, Monsters vs. Aliens.  Didn’t think much of the synopsis, but the trailer genuinely made me lol. What is it with me lately?  I’m supposed to be a serious film buff, and here I have going gooey over commercial fluff.  I’ll justify it with the following: I’ll keep a […]

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Used Cars Are Deathtraps

You want to be careful when buying a used car.  Look at this!

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A Rubbish Film That I Know I’ll Go to See

I like movies.  In fact, I’d go so far as to say that I’m a bit of a buff.  In fact, I’d go further still and say that I’m a film snob.  I hate most of what gets made for a mass audience, finding it cynical, misogynistic and insulting.  I just saw a trailer for […]

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NaNoWriMo update: writing the wrong

Wouldn’t it be so predictable if I just did a couple of days’ work at the start of November, National Novel Writing Month, and then did bugger all for the rest of the time?  Well, I like to be reliable so that’s exactly what I’ve done. According to my NaNoWriMo spreadsheet, I can still do […]

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NaNoWriMo comes along just in time

The month of November looks like being the busiest of my professional career to date.  The busiest of my life.  I am a lazy man.  This should get interesting. It therefore makes perfect sense for me to commit to NaNoWriMo and, along with tens of thousands of other poor sods around the world, write a […]

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In-depth blog of recording a rock album, rocks!

My old pal, Tony, has been living in South Korea for a few years now, and we’ve kept up to date chatting on IM regularly.  Occasionally, he’s mentioned starting a blog about his band, G-Jay, and his recording techniques.  A couple of weeks ago he came good on his promise and is now blogging furiously. […]

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Where are the new liner notes?

Last month I took up a free trial of eMusic.  This is a service where you pay monthly for an allotted amount of music and audiobook downloads (they don’t carry over, btw).  The files are free of DRM and end up quite inexpensive.  I don’t know how good the deal is for the artists, but […]

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My new religion and favourite Wikepedia article

I have ceased being an atheist.  I have decided to worship P-Funk. Earlier in the week I took up a free trial of eMusic, having been directed there by Pitchforkmedia.com.  My first purchase was Funkadelic’s Maggot Brain. Bit of history: when I was in my teens I discovered George Clinton’s 70s bands, Parliament and Funkadelic […]

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The real funniest video ever

I know, I know, everyone has seen a million videos online that are called the ‘funniest video ever’. A lot of them are funny, but there can only be one actual funniest. Good news is, I’ve found it. See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

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Kenny day space centre’s rain of fire

I’ve been to Kennedy Space Centre (I should call it ‘Center’ as they do, but I won’t) and rather enjoyed it.  One thing that disappointed me, though, was how far the spectators are kept from the launches.  I wasn’t there during a launch, you understand, but when I see them on telly I think, ‘those […]