My pick of the podcasts that have meant the most to me in the first half of 2021, featuring: Open Mike Eagle; El-P; Richard Herring; Nigel Planer; Alexei Sayle; Omid Djalili; Questlove; Mariah Carey; Marc Maron; and Katey Sagal.
Change never stops. Change is a challenge. Change always gives you a choice. This is as true as ever in today’s “post-shame, post-truth” world.
Youth feels infinite at the time. When you’re very young, the moment is everything. How endless the six-week summer holidays from school seemed, how boundless the possibilities. At that age, the simplest, tiniest thing can fill your heart with joy, or break your tiny heart. A pink balloon moment On Wednesday this week (14 February […]
If you had to pick seven songs from this year or yesteryear that have meant the world to you in 2016, what would they be? Things get distinctly metallic here, with some help from my final two #7songs2016 picks, and from my good friend Mathew Davies. #7songs2016 (VI): Metallica – Atlas, Rise! Metallica are quite […]
The game is never fair. The game is always changing. The pleasure is to play. I’m sure I’ve never seen my country so polarised, so (almost) evenly divided. I woke up early this morning, just as the major news outlets began one by one to “call” the victory of the Leave campaign in the UK’s […]
Motörhead’s Lemmy was a quintessential gentleman, and by all accounts sounds to have been the best friend you could ever hope to have. This post (originally written for Lemmy’s 70th birthday in 2015) celebrates the greatness of Lemmy.
If you had to pick seven songs over seven days, what would they be? Music is a language all its own. One I can’t speak, one I can’t describe. But one I can listen to endlessly. Music is a world all its own. One we can step into whenever we want, and go wherever we […]