Saturday 9th July at my flat, thinking.

They are nothing like us. They can kill innocent black people and then hash tag them; let them trend and retweet. Let them march and protest – a placard or fifty blowing in the wind until the arms of sullen youth are tired. When it all settles, they will play together at Superbowl, singing the Star Spangled Banner with heads held high, cadences shared and tears in their eyes. Until the next shooting, they can be America The Brave.

In the background a TV buzzes, a clip from Fox News delivers HD images Continue reading “Saturday 9th July at my flat, thinking.”

Music Things: El Michels Affair

Enter the 37th Chamber

Much like the original take, you cannot help but nod your head to El Michel Affair’s jazzy funk instrumental version of C.R.E.A.M. I will be the first to say I am not usually interested in remakes of time-tested classics. The eight per cent of times it goes right, it’s amazing. All the rest is heart breaking- fortunately for me, 37th Chamber belongs to the former category….

I am a massive fan of the original Enter the 36 Chambers (strangely the only Wu-Tang album I listen to) Continue reading “Music Things: El Michels Affair”

In or Out: A Referendum and a UK Divided

In any major way you can think of, the ‘United’ Kingdom is divided this week. Let’s be clear, a 52:48 vote is not a decision. It’s a question. This is fifty: fifty. This is heads or tails. Based on half baked allusions and incomplete information, the British government has allowed its people to play heads or tails with its own social and economic future

Tails, we lost

Continue reading “In or Out: A Referendum and a UK Divided”

The Reel Review: The Nice Guys

Fortunately, I didn’t ask anyone what this film was about prior to seeing it. They probably would have (accurately) said something like: “Oh, it’s a bromance about middle aged men investigating missing porn stars”. To which I would have responded: “OK, I think I’ll just stay home and eat things instead”. This conversation never happened though.

The Stats- Year: 2016 Length: 116 mins Director: Shane Black Producer: Joel Silver Continue reading “The Reel Review: The Nice Guys”

22nd of June 2016: A birthday…

…Like many others, except today is my induction into the Grown Woman society. You see today folks, I’m thirty. A man once passed thirty and he said:

“Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult”

I thought to myself something very similar this morning, as I ate leftover mini chocolate doughnuts for breakfast. I probably should have realised that I’m a ‘walking, talking adult‘ many years ago. Maybe when I graduated; maybe when I moved out; maybe when I got Continue reading “22nd of June 2016: A birthday…”

Roams: Lisbon

It’s been about a week since I got back from Lisbon, went for a few days to celebrate a good friend’s birthday. London has welcomed me back with raincoat weather in June – Still I rise! The Best June Of All Times is in full effect……

Go If you like: Rio de Janeiro or Spain.

Weather? Depends when you go! But when it’s hot (as it is in June) its really hot

Friends, Family or Romancing? It’s very romantic and pretty. It’s also good for hanging out with friends; there are endless bars and shops around Bairro Alto and Rua Nova Do Continue reading “Roams: Lisbon”

The Reel Review: Ferris Bueller

Because these are the role models we need.

The Stats- Year: 1986  Length: 103 mins Director: John Hughes Producer: John Hughes  Who’s in it?: Matthew Broderick (who never outdoes this btw), Mia Sara, Alan Ruck

Rating: 8/10. 

‘Bueller…..Bueller….Bueller!’ You probably know the scene well; a bunch of bored teenagers and a disgruntled teacher in the picture that single handedly honed the infamous sickie into an art form. In an era where high school movies seemed determined to deconstruct the dynamics of lunch room society, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) simply does exactly what a silver screen gem is supposed to: entertain.

So what if he wakes up with a five o’clock shadow although he wasn’t even supposed to be old enough to drink in America yet? Continue reading “The Reel Review: Ferris Bueller”

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