My new Bluetooth headphones are surprisingly great considering they were 20 quid from Argos.

Chrysta Bell At Oslo Hackney

On Friday 11th April my Girlfriend and I drove down to London for the weekend. It was a great weekend, with the nucleus of this trip was to see Chrysta Bell on her tour. Who is Chrysta Bell? Chrysta Bell is an artist in the truest sense of the word. Her voice is one of those that can both charm and haunt you. She commands the performance with such force that it is difficult to explain in mere words. You really…

Cherlene’s New Album

Any fans of the TV series Archer will know that — while the rest of the ex-ISIS agents are figuring out what to do with a literal tonne of cocaine — Cheryl/Carol has renamed herself to Cherlene and is on her way to becoming the star of outlaw country music. Archer is one of my favourite shows on TV at the moment. As well as this I have been getting into listening to more country music thanks to this post…

The Dvorak Keyboard

When I took a trip to Paris a few years back, I had to pop into an internet cafe to find the location of a place I was after. Because – it seemed – I was hopelessly ill-prepared. So I paid my money to the nice man in the corner; sat down; quickly typed my search and hit enter, only to find I had been presented with an empty results page. It seems Google didn’t recognise ‘me wenith’ as a…

Jumping the Shark

The term jumping the shark, I discovered today, is an idiom that is a way of describing when a television show’s quality begins to decline. It originated from the television show Happy Days in its season five premiere, where The Fonz literally jumped over a contained shark on a beach front. This was quite a step away from its usual family and adolescent related story lines set against the nostalgia of the 1950s. The usage of “jump the shark” has…

WYSIWYGs will kill us all

So okay, maybe they wont literally kill us all, but you’ve got to admit — they can be pretty damn annoying. At least with ones I have used. I’m not dissing wysiwygs — just what they get used for. Firstly let me just say that I use a wysiwyg editor on my own blog and it does exactly what I need it to. I type text and it saves that text. I click to add a link and it adds…

Hello Seagal WordPress Plugin

Every WordPress user knows that a fresh install of WordPress comes with a plugin called ‘Hello Dolly’. Hello Dolly places a random lyric from the song of the same name at the top right of the admin area, changing with each new admin page load. I like the idea but am not really a fan of the song. So I thought it would be cool to do my own variation. I have called it ‘Hello Seagal’. Hello Seagal does exactly…

I have recently been introduced to the wonderful world of Japanese Manga by some friends at work. I hear mentioned things such as a school with Freddie Mercury as a pupil, humans who turn into cars and people becoming obsessed and consumed by spirals. But the story that set me on the path of reading manga was The Enigma of Amigara Fault – a haunting Lovecraft-esque story written by Junji Ito.

Neuro-man

From the results of an art competition I walked past in the old Palisades shopping centre in Birmingham. On the way to work I think.