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Bouts – new EP – lovely stuff

Meaty music. So my old band have a new EP out. We Tried, which is a better song than The Script’s We Cry, is the lead “single” from it. It sounds massive. As briefly explained in this introductory tumblr post, … Continue reading

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Cru-ou-ou-ou-el // a short post about St. Vincent and All Saints Day

That was then… And this is now… [disclaimer - "Cruel" is a potential video and song of the year candidate, it will lodge itself in your consciousness] So I talked before about my favourite ever show – Sufjan Stevens in … Continue reading

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Gandhi. Some fellah.

You think you know Gandhi? My arse you do. So the tenuous lead-in before the funny facts… Great South Africans was a 2004 TV show that looked to count down the country’s most important figures but was cancelled due to … Continue reading

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Ah!! Jessica Chastain is EVERYWHERE!

SEVEN films in 6 months?! So a year ago at TIFF, I saw The Debt (Aug 31). It was fine, but the fact it’s taken a year to see the light of day with a general release in North America … Continue reading

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Only steers and queers come from Texas

I’ll be watching you!! Stumbled across this video today, can’t help but share. It’s all great, though no big surprise to see what they put at the top… worth watching a bit more of the scene… 12 fun facts about … Continue reading

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My TIFF 2011 movie schedule!

336 films. 11 days. Another year has rolled around. It’s been 12 months since I kinda kick-started my blog for the first time after a hiatus and wrote My TIFF 2010 movie schedule! and TIFF thoughts & 123 movie reviews. … Continue reading

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Rootin’ for ya

“It was only a fling, Summer meant nothing to me!” So hello again blog! Sorry for ignoring you for two months…. This is what has been keeping me entertained this past while. Lots of pain, most of it financial.

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360°

It has been 360 days since I was in Ireland. And in 3 days time I shall return! A 16 day sojourn, until Sunday July 24th. I shall do my bit to live up to the national stereotype by taking … Continue reading

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Sunburnt Jets – retreat // out of here // blood brick

retreat. retreat. retreat. So last Friday, Sunburnt Jets aka Colin Boylan aka mybrotherfromanothermother (and father) released a batch of 3 new songs. This retreat // out of here // blood brick EP follows on from his Low Flying Crow LP … Continue reading

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Imagine an alternative version of The Sound of Music…

The hills are alive… I really love The Sound of Music. Visiting the sets in Salzburg and taking the coach tour around the mountains was one of the highlights of my 2003 inter-railing experience. Most people would probably say getting … Continue reading

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I’m a scatman… // Scatman Crothers 1910-1986

It’s a scoobie oobie doobie scoobie doobie melody. So if I said to you one of my favourite actors is famous for appearing in two of cinema’s best-loved celebrations of madness, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and The … Continue reading

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Nice Winter! // Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Five dollar casio. The new Bon Iver album, “Bon Iver, Bon Iver“, is fantabulous and worthy member of my “best of the year so far” top 5. I think there are a number of reasons I feel this way. The … Continue reading

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Gail from Corrie looks really like Kermit the Frog

It’s uncanny right? And I’m not the only one to think this either, check out the Facebook group “gail platt looks an awful lot like kermit the frog???“. For once, 50 people agree with me. So this silly revelation does … Continue reading

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I AM ONE // Happy birthday blog

Birthday Bumps!!! So a year ago I was just arriving in South Africa for the 2010 FIFA world cup and figured it would be useful to have an online depository for travel writing, videos, photos and your typical self-effacing and … Continue reading

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