Monthly Archives: December 2014

Yours, Clueless in Hades New Town

Just mucking about with words. Thoughts may not be my own. I would like to be certain. It must feel like a much more secure position. I read people who are certain. I watch them on discussion shows. I hear … Continue reading

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Dirge Middle Eight Beauty Death Cellos – (Some) of my music of the year

Please remember, all you read is subjective. I have attempted to avoid Amazon links. I can see why music journalists either go mad or fall silent, it’s a tricky business this attempting to translate the emotions and reactions of hearing … Continue reading

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The quandary of time, variety and space – our night in Hammersmith

On the day, I went through many running orders trying to balance the technical side and balance of art, science and comedy, but this is roughly what I remember of what went on at Hammersmith. Oh, and before we began, … Continue reading

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And the Tuba Played Lovecats – When Brian met Robert met Jazz

The good thing about failure is that it’s easy to replicate. Unfortunately, I think last night in Hammersmith was a success. So now there is the bother of trying to match The Cure singing Close to Me, before Eric Idle … Continue reading

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And the atheists torched the tinsel and smote the myrrh

I will not attack your temple if you wish me a happy Christmas. Some misty time ago, probably around the time of The God Delusion and the other clattering heels of the godless publishing boom, rumours abounded that atheists got … Continue reading

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When your teenage icons are no more

The first icon death I can recall is Elvis. I was putting stickers of world war 2 bombers into my RAF Hendon commemorative brochure when the news filtered through. I knew him as a myth, as so many people are … Continue reading

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And on the ninth day, a god created Brian Blessed

Last Monday, we recorded The Infinite Monkey Cage Christmas Special. It was a first. When we first suggested a Christmas special, Brian immediately piped up, “let’s do The Bible”. Brian has an occasional habit of suggesting things like this, then, … Continue reading

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