Taking the format of the articles I’ve written for The Guardian’s “Ten of the Best” series, ten of the best songs from a favourite of this blog, Panic Room. Continue reading
Welcome to Where Worlds Collide, a website that’s been around in some shape or form since the late 1990s.
As the title suggests, it covers a wide range of topics. There’s music news and reviews from the world of progressive rock and metal. There are thoughts on software development from the perspective of a software tester. There’s stuff about trains, science-fiction, and games. And there are political thinkpieces guaranteed to get up the noses of anyone who is either too far to the right or too far to the left.
Since it’s a rare person who is deeply interested in every single one of those things, the site is organised into different blogs for different topics. So if you really can’t stand our taste in music or are appalled by our politics, dive into the things that do interest you.
And if you still want to read everything, there’s always the “All Posts” view.
The ongoing Great British Bake Off meltdown makes it look as though Channel 4 are going to end up with the reality TV equivalent of The Oliver Dawson Saxon.
This is an album of no-nonsense no-frills rock and roll that does what it says on the tin. Voodoo Vegas rock. Continue reading
Like the late, great Frank Zappa at his most inventive Zach Kamins mixes disparate genres with gleeful abandon. Continue reading
The reasoning behind my choices in my latest Guardian 10 of the best piece. Continue reading
The live album from the sold-out 2014 Hammersmith shows will be available on 3 CDs or 4 vinyl records, and released on November 26th. Continue reading
Writing in The Daily Telegraph, James Kirkup suggests we should blame Jeremy Corbyn rather than Seamas Mlne for Labour’s poison, Continue reading
Swansea jazz-proggers Duski are now taking pre-orders for their self-titled début album, released on or around 12th Octover. Continue reading
We are a nation in limbo with a government that doesn’t have a clue. Continue reading