A moving experience

It’s been a weird week. It’s been packing and unpacking and cleaning and recleaning. It’s been shouting with letting agents and smooching with them. I’ve been stressed as a nervous hamster wired on coffee. But I think I’m coming out the end of it now and thank fuck for that. They say that moving house…

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Grind Spark Earworm #5 – Aphex Twin

It’s that time again. Time for the Sunday roast and your weekly hit from the Grind Spark playlist. The next Grind Spark earworm. The EARWORM OF THE WEEK. Somehow, that sounds like something we should get checked out at the doctors. Anyway. Back to business. Last week, it was all about Radiohead, which I’m sure…

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A postcard from writing hell

I am still in recovery. *Peeks out from beneath mountain of blankets* It’s taken me two weeks before I could even talk about it. *Stares at pile of screwed up paper barricading the door* Two weeks ago, I wrote a synopsis for Grind Spark. *Gnaws knuckles to the bone* Now, I’ve seen the warning signs.…

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World Book Day – Gimme your kids’ books

Ring out the bells and put out the cake, it’s only WORLD BOOK DAY today! *Sirens wail* *Ticker tape floods the streets* *Cat looks up, squints eyes slightly at commotion… returns to ignoring world… because… well… cats* And, madams and sirs, we should make this a fine party because 1. Books are cool 2. Books…

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Shhh… It’s only more free shit

*Shhhh* Don’t you be a-telling nobody, now. This is just between you and me, right? I mean, you and me, like, you and me and the rest of the entire internet, right? The internet is ok. The internet knows how to keep a secret. Just ask Twitter. But other than that, we’re all hush-hush, right?…

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Grind Spark Earworm #1 – Justice

Everyone’s got at least one playlist, right? There’s the mix-tape you made when you were eight by recording tracks off the tv (for my younger readers, you can find out what a tape is by watching the Antiques Roadshow next time you’re at your Gran’s). There’s the iPod tracks you put together for your first…

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