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La Vendee August 2013

Day 1 – Home to Le Mans Heavy showers and a congested M25 disappeared soon after a pain free Channel Tunnel ‘crossing’ that led on to a straightforward journey to Mister Bed (compact, adequate, clean, friendly, cheap) located on the edge … Continue reading

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White Denim – Live At Talking Heads, Southampton July 5th 2009

The one word review: stunning! But since it’s easy to roll out the superlatives when talking about a band you like I’ll try to expand on that a little. You need to picture the venue, which is essentially the room … Continue reading

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Juliette And The New Romantiques – Talking Heads 19th May 2009

Most actors who turn to music are only playing around at it and vice versa in my experience; it’s rare to find someone who makes the crossover from one career to the other convincingly. Juliette Lewis starred in one of … Continue reading

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Esmond Twizzle

This is what Es looks like if you grab her by the knees, spin her around hammer throwing style, and then take a picture of her when she is upright! Actually, this pretty much sums up the walks to the … Continue reading

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Eagles Of Death Metal – Portsmouth Pyramids Leisure Centre, March 28th 2009

Well, Jesse Hughes certainly had a good time last night, and that’s almost good enough for me! But then so did my man of the match, the drummer, Joey Castillo from Queens Of The Stone Age, who pounded the kit … Continue reading

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The Mighty Boosh – Bournemouth International Centre, 19th Nov 2008

The BIC has all the warmth and friendliness one normally associates with a modern warehouse, so it was with interest and mild trepidation that I saw The Mighty Boosh’s show transfer from one night at the warm, friendly Pavilion a … Continue reading

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Asus EeePC Wifi Woes

On Thursday this week Ellen came home with an EeePC 701 that has been supplied for a ‘paperless’ course she is taking at A Level. All well and good apart from the fact that the wireless card resolutely refused to … Continue reading

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British Sea Power, Southampton University Friday 3rd October 2008

An odd venue, combined with an equally odd audience (and possibly shift in direction for British Sea Power shows) added up to an adequate but not inspiring evening for me. Granted I was feeling a little jaded going in to … Continue reading

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GCSE 'O' Level Results Day – Top Marks For Ellen And Sam!

It was never really in doubt given the hard work they put in, but it’s still a relief to be able to say that both Sam and Ellen managed to pass every every subject they took. Here are the results … Continue reading

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre – 28th June 2008, The Wedgwood Rooms, Portsmouth

I discovered last night that you don’t necessarily have to warm to or identify with the individuals in a band to enjoy their music. This came as a bit of a revelation to me on account of generally favouring bands … Continue reading

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