Song of the Week #7: ‘Let it Die’ by Foo Fighters

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

The Boy Who Lived

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

SPECIAL EDITION: Songs of the Week #4, #5 & #6

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

Song of the Week #3: ‘Open My Eyes’ by Rivals Sons

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

RIP Scott Weiland

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

#SyriaVote

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

“Peace Without Honour”: The British Press and the Appeasement of Nazi Germany, 1935-39

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

You’ve Stumbled Across My Blog – Congratulations!

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!