Sustainability as a prudential ethical requirement, metalheads and the magpie mentality, the enduring popularity of the minidisc player

Sonic travellers in the age bracket of around 25 to 35 have witnessed something of a revolution in music consumption as they journeyed through adolescence. Through vinyl to CD, through the first revolution of file sharing, the Napster vs Metallica battle, through to the revival of illegal file sharing sites and the failed attempts by … Continue reading Sustainability as a prudential ethical requirement, metalheads and the magpie mentality, the enduring popularity of the minidisc player

Labour: join for Corbyn, stay for what remains the best hope for repairing the madness and the damage done.

In this meditation I move beyond my brief as a heavy metal rhetorician. If you have been out on the streets in the past few weeks expressing your views on Trump, the EU, the NHS, signing petitions, and drenching social media in opinions, then you’ve taken part in an aspect of democracy. However, in doing … Continue reading Labour: join for Corbyn, stay for what remains the best hope for repairing the madness and the damage done.

The Camp, the Ironic, the Fantastical, the Failure

Like many oxygen breathing bipeds, if asked I would be ready and willing to offer a list of words that best describe my defining characteristics. For myself these words would generally pivot around analysis, hesitation, overthinking, over-boiling thoughts, and an all out failure to adopt anything with conviction through fear that I’ve got it wrong, … Continue reading The Camp, the Ironic, the Fantastical, the Failure