Monthly Archives: July 2012

Most Effectively Haunted

There was a time when Most Haunted was quite the very thing with us viewing-wise – both Living TV’s Tuesday series and the long weekend wingdings of Most Haunted Live, with its awkward anchormen and studio experts with a stack … Continue reading

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Night, Mary

Are ghosts future-curious for our present? Their text-book moaning and the harking-backness of their reason to be believed in, cheerless, would suggest not; cemented airily as they are in old gripes, grudges and misfortunes – a base reluctance not only … Continue reading

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Billy to Camera

Momentousnessness. Groundbreakingness. Wowzersness. Just a few of the words being used to describe, by me, quite possibly the greatest moment of Olympicness, er, ever. I refer, gentle reader in your vest, to last night’s East Enders; the second of the … Continue reading

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Histories of Now

There’s a dance I’ve found it necessary to perform in the run up to most every post I’ve written here, and it has me frugging and shagging and doing the monkey and the mashed potato all about the business of … Continue reading

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The Nom-Nom Reader

I’m not any type of foodie. My relationship with food was baked-in at an early age, and is themed upon inherited rationing fears, of impending scarcity and the need to bulk: which doubtless goes back further than the forties and … Continue reading

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The Stones Roses of Lantau Island

Some cultural phenomena you just find yourself ‘in on’ anyhow: which is to say without being where, or exactly when, it’s all taking place. It was like this for me with The Stone Roses, back in the day – and … Continue reading

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