I was reminded this weekend of a rather marvellous day that took place back on Good Friday 2019 where I got to meet the marvellous Eurovision luminaries Nicki French and SuRie and a host of other wonderful people at the Retro Bar in London. This is me eulogising about it.
After the link is just some piece of old nonsense young Lee Binding and I wrote many years back. I came across it the other day and it made me chuckle so I thought I’d share it here.
Warning: fanboy-injokes lurk inside…
I have today removed from my website my essay “On the Use of Characteronyms in the Works of J.K. Rowling.”
I couldn’t condone any of her recent words regarding the lives of trans people and it has become increasingly uncomfortable for me to hear her double down on the issue and use what I see as increasingly weaselly-worded language to justify her stance.
I was happily partaking of an internet forum the other day (one of a couple I frequent in fact) when a thread was started about a particular pop star – a vaguely diminutive Australian one actually – where a free and frank exchange of views about her last album was held.
But it was all pretty civil because at heart all those discussing it are basically fans. Until of course the thread suddenly started to fill with killjoys.
Those who know me well will be aware (with a due sense of resignation) of my love of extended mixes, – especially those from the PWL stable – which invariably enhance my appreciation of the original track no end. A good mix, in my opinion, builds up the track part by part – allowing you […] Read more…