The Foos are back on the list already. This time it’s from a different album altogether though. And, if I’m honest, I would have listed it as the next ‘song of the week’ straight after choosing Saint Cecilia in week two. I thought that was a situation best avoided – I didn’t want to seem like a … More Song of the Week #7: ‘Let it Die’ by Foo Fighters
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling My rating: 5 of 5 stars Not the best story in the series, but it gets extra credit just for being the first book to introduce the magic of Harry Potter and Hogwarts. There’s no other book in the world that comes close to being that … More The Boy Who Lived
Hello there! In true frustrating-as-fuck fashion, as seen in all American TV shows, I apparently took a winter break. Unlike in the US, I didn’t plan to do so, it just sort of… happened. My apologies to those regular readers who have missed my usual nonsense; normal service shall henceforth be resumed hereafter following a … More SPECIAL EDITION: Songs of the Week #4, #5 & #6
What a tune. Say hi to Rival Sons, and the second single from their Great Western Valkyrie album. It’s got everything: a catchy guitar riff all the way through; a wailing lead singer who really goes for it; and a guitarist with perhaps the greatest moustache in the world. If, by the way, you don’t … More Song of the Week #3: ‘Open My Eyes’ by Rivals Sons
Here it is! My song of the week section is now officially a serial event. This is the Second Coming (just without all the religious fanfare). Soon this will be viral and before long the Elders of the Internet will be knocking on my door to present me the black box itself (no IT Crowd … More Song of the Week #2: ‘Saint Cecilia’ by Foo Fighters
I really do love this time of year. Games publishers see Christmas coming and they all want is to get their games out to the public so that they buy loads of copies of them so that the publishers rake in the dough. Of course, rushing games like that won’t necessarily end well… But hey! … More Just Cause 3 Gameplay: Vis Electra
It’s been a little while but tonight I played Rocket League with Sam. He’s a bit good at that game (he thrashed me), and I’m not exactly bad at it! In fact, when it was first released I got a bit addicted to playing it, and that’s all I played religiously for at least a … More One of my favourites: Rocket League
What else can I say? I think most people are still shocked. Scott Weiland had many personal and substance problems, but he was one hell of a showman. I was never a huge fan of Stone Temple Pilots, but Velvet Revolver are one of my favourite ever bands. And whilst his vocal range was limited, … More RIP Scott Weiland
Well that’s a twist! I’m almost certain that’s not what really happens in The Empire Strikes Back. But that’s what happened tonight! Sam, my brother, and I played some Battlefront online. We played a few rounds of various things, but the most entertaining had to be our head-to-head duel. I was Vader, he took Luke … More Luke, I am your… Brother?
I’ve always been a console guy. Ever since I was young and had the PS1, it’s always been the same. It was followed by the PS2, a Gamecube, a PS3, an Xbox 360, a Wii and now finally the PS4. There were (and are) a few handheld consoles to add to the list – the Gameboy Color, … More I’m a Gaming Convert
Who needs an education or health service when we can bomb another country instead? #SyriaVote — Emma Sinclair (@emmsinclair) December 3, 2015 How are you going to bomb a country and then complain when innocent people are seeking refuge? #SyriaVote — soigné (@kurtisrai) December 3, 2015 How do you stop bombers killing the innocent?? By joining … More #SyriaVote
During my final year of university last year, I researched for and wrote a 15,000 word dissertation regarding the British Press and their developing attitudes between 1935 and 1939 towards the appeasement policy of the British government. To date, it is by far the longest thing I have ever written, and without doubt is the … More “Peace Without Honour”: The British Press and the Appeasement of Nazi Germany, 1935-39
My favourite game of the moment has to be the new Star Wars Battlefront. It was an essential release day purchase that I have not regretted! I’ve been enjoying the different modes, particularly the Survival levels. You can watch me in action playing the Survival on Tatooine level below. I will no doubt in time … More Star Wars Battlefront Survival Gameplay
Each week I shall post a ‘Song of the Week’ which I am most likely temporarily addicted to and playing on repeat. I wish I could listen to a wider variety of songs sometimes, but I genuinely believe an operation would be required to get a song out of my head once it’s in there. … More Song of the Week #1: ‘Son of Sam’ by Shinedown
This isn’t your average blog. This is in fact that ‘dark corner’ of the internet you’ve heard about on the news when they’re talking about hacking and the illegal sales of ivory and guns. Or maybe it’s just a blog after all. By the looks of things, you’re going to need to explore a bit … More You’ve Stumbled Across My Blog – Congratulations!