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A few thoughts about the tube strikes

February 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Life, Politics

Having spent six years working for one of London Underground’s contractors and, before that, six years working for London Underground itself I am somewhat familiar with the tube, even if I have not used it much in the last ten years. The current dispute is mainly about Boris Johnson’s plans to cut the numbers of […]

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A night on the town

June 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Life, Music

On Saturday I made a rare visit to London.  I realised that I have not been in central London for a long time: the last few times I was in London it was only Hammersmith for Sunday night comedy.  It must be more than a year since I took a train into Victoria. What finally […]

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Bloody students

November 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Politics

Am I a bad parent?  I was a bit disappointed to find out that while the student protests were going on in London our daughter was in London… …in a university lecture hall. Anyway, a good excuse to include a photo that is sure to become an all-time classic and feature in many election leaflets […]

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Manu Chao in London

September 29th, 2010 · Comments Off · Music

The mighty Manu Chao is coming to london next month to play at the Coronet on October 23rd – tickets went on sale today.  Only £15 a ticket and its all for charity (Colombiage and some local Brixton organisations) Very frustrating.  I would love to go up and see him again, but there is a […]

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Devil in Disguise

July 15th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

One last Vine review to clear the backlog.  This time it is Devil in Disguise by Julian Clary. I enjoyed it on a couple of levels. Apart from the story, there was a more personal level of enjoyment which was an element of nostalgia.   Molly ans Simon, the two main characters, met while at Goldsmiths […]

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A photographer not a terrorist

January 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

I forgot all about this event today.  Apart from sounding like a lot of fun it helps get the message across to those policemen who have been interpreting the law a tad overzealously.

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The black hole of Southwark

October 14th, 2009 · Comments Off · Life

Must be time for another trip up to London – the Tate Modern have unveiled the latest in the Unilever series of artworks for the Turbine Hall: How It Is by Miroslaw Balka. 

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The Liberty of Norton Folgate

October 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Music

Tonight I caught up with the Julien Temple film The Liberty of Norton Folgate that I recorded when it was on BBC Four at the weekend.  I already loved the album, a strong contender of album of the year IMHO.  I played a couple of tracks on Spotify when it came out and went straight […]

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Big weekend

September 21st, 2009 · Comments Off · Life

It has been a big weekend, with two late nights.  On Saturday Jayne and I went to the middle of nowhere for a family wedding and then tonight I took Frankie up to London for some live comedy.

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Spizzenergi 30th Anniversary Gig

September 4th, 2009 · Comments Off · Music

Went to see Spizzenergi (again) tonight.  I’m not keen on going ‘up west’ when I have to work the next day, but it was to mark 30 years since the first Spizzenergi incarnation, and having seen them on tour back then in 1979 I thought it would be good to make the effort. As always […]

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