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new music mondays: the avril lavigne edition;

November 4, 2013 // 2 Comments

This review originally appeared on The Arts Desk. It’s taken Avril Lavigne more than a decade to release a self-titled album, but in some ways it’s appropriate: after [...]

it’s cliched to be cynical at christmas;

December 18, 2011 // 8 Comments

At this time of year there is a special subset of humanity I tend to reserve my deepest level of disdain for. Small talk seems to ebb and flow in waves, and by the time [...]

the revolution will not be tweeted;

October 24, 2010 // 3 Comments

…because there is no 3G reception in this bar or this club or whatever it is. I think I’ve been here before… Oh, it had another name of course, as these [...]

tights and skirts baby, skirts and tights;

January 10, 2010 // 9 Comments

I want to be a better person. I’ve been saying this for years, but what if I’m going about this the wrong way? What if the key to making the most out of life [...]