Author: Ian

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The Politics Of Polarsation

So I ummed and ahhed for a considerable amount of time over whether to include politics on the revised version of this website, I have to admit. On the one hand, there can be...

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Oh, Hello There!

Long-term readers of this site may well have been wondering what has been going on around here for the last couple of months or so. Well, it should have been reasonably obvious for the...

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Home At Last For Coventry City

Even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day. After more than a year of exile thirty-five miles from home in Northampton, Coventry City are to return to the Ricoh Arena in...

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How To Pace A Television Game Show

One evening a couple of weeks ago, apropos of nothing, I happened upon an episode of the British version of the long-running game show Play Your Cards Right from the 1990s, hosted by Bruce...

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Fifty Years Of Match Of The Day

Gary Lineker will probably be wearing a party hat for it, but there isn’t a great deal else for the BBC’s venerable Saturday evening football programme to celebrate as it reaches its fiftieth birthday....

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Review – Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

In the entire narrative history of rock & roll music, there is perhaps no other band that best personifies the concept of glorious failure than Big Star. This is a band whose story has...