It's been a while since I wrote about a musical subject and as all non-essential travel is out of the question at the moment, I've turned to thinking about those bands from the genre of music that I listen to, namely rock n' roll, that have a reputation for being brilliant to see live. I… Continue reading The greatest live bands ever.
I finally saw The Rise of Skywalker this week. And I thought it was good. Not amazing and not terrible. The spectacle of it was very impressive, it was very well shot and well-acted by all involved. As an ending to the Skywalker story/ saga/ whatever you want to call it, I found it very… Continue reading So, was The Rise of Skywalker any good?
Yes, the last piece I wrote was about Chelsea and I'm writing another one straight afterwards. I'm not going to apologise for that. As we approach the end of the decade, we're seeing lots of best of the decade lists, for everything from songs to football players etc. So, I thought I would get in… Continue reading The best Chelsea team, according to me.
A favourite theme for hard-line Brexiteers is to accuse those who voted to remain and who push for a second referendum to be held of being traitors to Great Britain and of some sort of betrayal. This is utter nonsense. It's not true and actually it's bloody offensive, nearly as offensive as being labelled a… Continue reading We need to stop with the whole betrayal nonsense.
Stephen King used to set himself a quota of 2000 words a day. That's probably why he's a hugely prolific author. Not just in the success he has had as a writer, but the sheer amount he has put out. That includes work written under pseudonyms as well. But it also requires an idea to… Continue reading What should I write about?
I posted my 30th blog last week. Why does anyone write a blog? That blog could be about anything. Sport, movies, comic books, music, politics, travel. Anything you want to write about, you can write about. And that is a wonderful thing. Writing a blog can be a very liberating and fulfilling experience. It allows… Continue reading Why write a blog?
When Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released, the critics praised it. The fan base though was deeply divided. Some (like me) really liked it and others lambasted it for ruining the franchise, the story, the characters, what JJ Abrams had done with The Force Awakens etc, etc, etc. I went to see it twice in cinemas and… Continue reading Why should film franchises listen to fans?
So one result means I can't speak my mind? Because one referendum result came out with a marginal majority for leaving the EU, I can't say that I would prefer for Britain to stay in the EU? That's like saying that because Chelsea got completely steamrollered by Manchester City last Sunday, I can't go out… Continue reading Why do I have to stay quiet about wanting to Remain?
Well, after Theresa May's EU Withdrawal Agreement summarily was dumped on the trash heap by MPs by a nice round 230 votes,the heaviest defeat of any Parliamentary leader in the democratic era, she has had about two weeks to get 'Plan B' together and in such shape that it might just squeeze through the vote… Continue reading Was there ever a ‘Plan B’ for Brexit?
Well, 2018 has now been and gone. Some would say good riddance. And isn't it weird that whenever a year draws to a close the phrase you hear most is something along the lines of "Here's to an even better 2019"? It's difficult to say what would make 2019 better than 2018, but by looking… Continue reading Happy New Year! Here’s how 2019 can be better.