Natural Born Losers by Nicole Dollanganger

This week’s episode of “The Walking Dead” was quite an emotional one. One of the more likeable, newer characters got a good amount of screen time for some interesting character development. That was just before that person was shot in the back of the head with an arrow. When carrying her body back to the…

All I Need by Foxes

I’ve never been much of a Doctor Who fan but I do sometimes find myself watching it with my girlfriend, who likes it. One of the better episodes I have seen was one called “Mummy on the Orient Express”. It was about a Mummy that was killing off passengers in a space version of the…

This Is Acting by Sia

As soon as the opening song’s first chorus hit my eardrum, it just blew me away. The song felt familiar and yet still fresh. As I continued through the rest of the album I kept getting that same thought. It didn’t take many listens before this album quickly became one of my go-to albums when…

Art Angels by Grimes

This is the album that made me want to start trying to write about my favourite albums – both old and new. Grimes is an artist in the truest sense of the word. She reminds me of people like David Bowie, Peter Gabriel and Jack White – she uses whatever instruments or sounds fit the…

Laravel Blade push and stack

Laravel’s blade view compiler is second to none. I’ve used a couple of different templating engines and blade is by far my favourite. Including Partials The way in which we include partials of views within our main views is as follows: @include(‘partials.my-first-partial’) It will inject that partial’s content in the specified place. Defining Sections Within…

Priest by Priest

I’ve been on a bit of an Electronica / Synth-Pop binge recently, and Priest’s debut L.P, eponymously-titled, fits that habit like a glove. Priest, formally X priest X, is a pseudonym of singer Madeline Priest and producer David Kazyk. Their songs feel like glorious walls of electronic sound. I think I’m right in saying that…

Honeymoon by Lana Del Rey

From the moment I first heard her previous album, “Ultraviolence”, I was hooked. Honeymoon then became my most anticipated album of 2015. And I was not disappointed. From the moment the first strings on the title song began, I could feel that this was going to be another unforgettable dive into the cinematic, haunting world…

What Is The IndieWeb And Why We Need It

Facebook, twitter, Google plus, all places that help you to publish easily – and for free – on the web. But guess what, the web is already free – or at least it should be – and many people’s only notion of publishing on the web is through one of these, or other, third party…

Throwing mud up a wall

In my experience, learning is like throwing mud up a wall. On the first throw some will stick and some will fall off. Then on the second throw more will stick and so on and so on. Whatever it is you want to learn or create, there really is no substitute for lots of hard…

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…