Thursday, 16 November 2017

It's Behind You!

I have always wanted to play keys as part of Panto band, because then I would get to watch Panto as my job.. over and over again. 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

One Is Never Enough

"I'm an alcoholic. I don't have one drink. I don't understand people who have one drink. I don't understand people who leave half a glass of wine on the table. I don't understand people who say they've had enough. How can you have enough of feeling like this? How can you not want to feel like this longer? [pauses, sighs] My brain works differently. Leo Mcgarry...

Friday, 10 November 2017

Out Of The Box: Rawhead Rex

Random pick out of the box yesterday and this was one of them. Rawhead Rex is a bad film but its a goooood bad film....

Children And The Black Dog

I wasn't prepared when the black dog turned up the first time, I didn't even know he existed and he certainly wasn't welcome. But, as he forced his way into my home and flopped onto my sofa, it seemed clear that he wasn't going to be leaving any time soon. I have often wondered what my life would have been like if I had been told about the black dog, if I had been told about mental illness. Would I have coped better? Would it have made a difference? Something happened this morning that made me decide that, whatever happens, my children are going to know about the black dog before he comes knocking...

Thursday, 9 November 2017

We Must Never Stop Remembering

Historian Simon Jenkins writes in The Guardian about the need for Remembrance Day to be forgotten and the wars and conflicts of the 20th Century to be left there.  I am writing about why he couldn't be more wrong...

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Change And Not A Moment Too Soon

I haven't written anything about Doctor Who since I accused Moffat's showrunning of being like Improv Jazz. I have been on self imposed hyatus but now I'm back and I have a few things to say before Christmas Day. What follows are my opinions on Moffat's tenure as showrunner and the future of a Sci Fi series that I have been watching all of my life. There are other opinions and they are just as valid as mine. What you wont read is an article that pokes holes in Moffat's reign, I am going to be critical but there were moments of sheer brilliance. Had Moffat left with Matt Smith we would have had a very different view looking back, but then I dont think he ever intended to write for Capaldi. Peter Capaldi portrayed The Doctor or, as I have come to know him, the Doctor that never should have been. 

Monday, 6 November 2017

Zimmer Vs Wiliams

If you can remember any of the themes used in the spate of recent Superperson films then you're doing better than me. Zimmer and Williams create music that manages to be both memorable and accentuate and support the action on screen. The two musical titans go head to head for an evening of musical creativity...