Christian Bale's train set rant

For those of you who don’t listen to the podcast (I know you’re there) the Christian Bale segment is now up on Youtube, mainly because I wanted to play around with the features of iMovie in iLife 09. Watch it below. Or don’t, it’s up…

Moody movies

I go to the cinema quite a lot.  I had a student job as a projectionist, so I’ve always had a fascination with the Big Screen.  But we are in a recession, so every penny counts, and I am not as flush as I used…

And one for yourself…

I am stood at the bar in Paddington station with half an hour to kill till my next train.  I may not have mentioned it much, but I am not drinking during January, so I have the embarrassment of ordering a mineral water to look…

Prescience

There are some people who claim they can see into the future. There are some people who claim to have seen their own destinies mapped out before them in the stars. And now it appears that there are people who can see their own futures,…

The sins of the father

Osama Bin Laden has nineteen (19) children.  That was the first alarming thing that struck me after I read this article. Osama Bin Laden has had sex at least nineteen times.  Which I am sure you will all agree is pretty impressive for someone who…

Baby names

Radio DJ and television presenter Jo Whiley has given birth to her fourth child, a baby girl. In their infinite wisdom, her parents have decided to call her Coco Lux. Let us just think about that for a minute. When Coco Lux gets older and…

Honesty is the best policy

They say that we should all take responsibility for our actions.  Keeping them secret is bad for the soul, and the ‘wrong thing to do’. Sometimes you have to be a big man and own up to previous indiscretions. Which is why I am amazed…

We have just one week

The internet is massive.  Absolutely massive. I do not think there has ever been an accurate headcount, but I will bet that there are literally thousands of people on it.  And of those tens of hundreds, I have just one request. Please, please, please write…

Misunderstanding your audience

Songwriters tend to have a knack for understanding exactly how their target audience is feeling.  This uncanny ability to create songs that speak directly to us, as if we wrote them ourselves, can lead to global meagstardom for the talented few. There are exceptions of…

Padstein

We were on our way back from one one of Cornwall’s most famous golf courses, when Ickle suggested we should stop off somewhere for dinner. “Padstow is just down the road,” he said, “Rick Stein has got a quite famous fish and chip shop there?”…