Monthly Archives: August 2010

Indie bookshops #1: Bloom and Curll (Bristol)

This is a beautiful bookshop in one of my favourite areas of Bristol: the top end of Colston Street, near the ‘Christmas steps’ (another story). There is a kind of organic and independent vibrancy around these parts that can make … Continue reading

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Journey soundtrack #2: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

I can’t even really remember how I stumbled upon Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, probably thanks to Pitchfork, but in any case, it is putting in a heavy shift on me ol’ iPod. My friend and great music connoisseur, Lightspeed Future … Continue reading

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At home #2: Grandma’s House

I never really liked Simon Amstell, but I think I always wanted to. Not exactly sure why, but maybe it’s his Dylanesque hair, or maybe it’s the fact that the people he was always ripping into on Nevermind the Buzzcocks … Continue reading

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At home #1

It feels like ages since I last posted something on here so maybe I’m just forcing the issue. Don’t know. What comes to mind goes on the blog. That’s how things are working just now. Well, it don’t really matter … Continue reading

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Journey reading list #3: Anna Karenina

‘Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.’ I am a firm believer that Russian literature should be read at regular intervals. In my opinion no writers are better able to put into words … Continue reading

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