Tracks was a British teen fiction imprint from the 80s/90s. An entire generation grew up with these books. So what happened to them?
There are certain albums within a band's canon when everything works. The formula is finally perfected. It may be the case that a band finally discover what makes them great, or it could be an addition to the group adds something that was previously mission. Whatever the reason, everything works and nothing can ever be… Continue reading Hall Of Fame: Evol by Sonic Youth
Ever since Teresa Giudice shook a table threateningly at Danielle Staub during lunch, the Real Housewives franchise has unleashed some of the most remarkably insane television - and I've loved every second of it. But some scenes have impacted harder, burrowed deeper, than others. In celebration of one of my favourite TV product, here are… Continue reading My Favourite Insane ‘Real Housewives’ Moments Ever!
This is an apology. Specifically, an apology to Jawbreaker, the movie I dismissed back in 1999 as a Heathers rip-off. I did. I watched Jawbreaker, and then I dismissed it. And now I'm apologising. I'm apologising to Darren Stein. I'm apologising to Rose McGowan. I'm also apologising to Julie Benz, Rebecca Gayheart, and Judy Greer.… Continue reading Jawbreaker: An Apology
This isn't a blog. This is therapy.
Hall Of Fame is the strand of this blog where I discuss my favourite things. It might be a book, an album, a movie or a video game. Can you imagine being the A&R man (or woman) responsible for signing Cibo Matto? Here's the concept: two Japanese artists, one rapper and a multi-instrumentalist, in a… Continue reading Hall Of Fame: Viva La Woman by Cibo Matto
Book Week Scotland is to authors what Christmas is to Santa Claus. We love it. If we're lucky, we get work during this week in November. For Book Week Scotland 2018 I ended up in Grangemouth Library, which isn't too far away from me - except the bus made it feel like a far-flung world.… Continue reading Book Week Scotland 2018