Archive for April, 2004


Thursday, April 29th, 2004

In a post script to Paula’s latest superb celebrity spot she reminded me that I haven’t posted my recipe for burritos yet – a promise I made after doing them for Lara’s 30th. For her benefit here it is, with a side order of self-indulgent nonsense about why I like them: It was May ’99 […]


Wednesday, April 28th, 2004

Today I’m saddened to read that after 15 years together, Orbital are breaking up. If there’s one group that sound tracked the 90’s for me, it was the brothers Hartnoll and their nodding inspection lights, and I feel a twinge of nostalgia for good times past at this news. Although their recent output hasn’t really […]

Ah, is this not happiness

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

The Idler invites submissions on happiness, after the style of Chin’s Thirty Three Happy Moments: Chin Shengt’an was a 17th century playwright who once found himself stranded with a friend in a temple for ten days because of a rainstorm. While thus secluded, the pair compiled a list of the truly happy moments in life. […]


Friday, April 9th, 2004

Today I are be mostly …getting shat on by a seagull. What’s the deal with people saying it’s good luck? It’s not bloody good luck, its bad, bad luck. Actually it’s not luck at all – more accurately it’s a low probability event, which foreshadows nothing but a red face now, and a dry cleaning […]


Thursday, April 8th, 2004

It’s been almost a fortnight since my last post, and in that time I’ve been up to the following: eBay. I’ve had about 40 auctions recently, roughly half of which are yet to complete. The hero item so far has been Banco de Gaia’s Last Train to Lhasa – a triple cd, which went for […]


Tuesday, April 6th, 2004

Recently I had to write a critique of a site. and it occured to me about halfway through that the process was more like solving a logic problem than simply applying some critical faculties and saying ‘good’; ‘bad’ ‘so-so’. It was like this: Someone used some kind of logic to put the site together. They […]