Magazine launches are few and far between here in the UK. But while some had proposals of marriage in mind, I have spent all day imagining, discussing and pitching magazine proposals.
“A Sun-sational launch for Murdoch”. That’s the sort of rhetorical we’ll be reading in the news tomorrow, and later this week, about the new Sun on Sunday. The arrival of this new weekly has long been expected since the demise of News of the World, and now that it is here will it be able to win back those 2.66 million readers who’ve given up on the Sundays entirely? This way for more sex, scandal and Sunday surprises!
Jak and Daxter is the latest series to be given an HD makeover for PlayStation 3. This series in particular holds a lot of fond memories for me. The original game, released in 2001, was a masterclass of technical achievements, but its true worth lay in its finely-crafted world and gameplay. It was greater than the sum of it parts. Continue reading
Love is dead, they tell me. Well, they’re wrong. Love isn’t easy to find and it’s even harder to describe. On this Valentine’s occasion, I thought I’d connect some of the dots between love and music in my own life and leave you to ponder the rest. Continue reading
“All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.”
Orwell’s Animal Farm didn’t cross my path while I was in school – I suspect Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men took the spot it would have occupied. Having just finished the book it’s clear to me that I have been missing out all these years. Continue reading