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The (Best) Little Fest in the West

So, on the first day at Loopallu I was talking to a (pleasantly drunk) member of the entourage of the Glenrothes-based band Sergeant, who was getting over just how long it had taken them all to get up to Ullapool. He asked if I was local. “No, I’ve come up from Cambridge”, I replied. I […]

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Led Zeppelin in Scotland?

Yeah, I know, sounds unlikely, doesn’t it? But there was a lot of buzz at Loopallu about a new festival next year in the Highlands, called Otterfest 08, and maybe it was a bit of Chinese Whispering, but I heard “Led Zeppelin” mentioned in passing. Probably just a rumour, but watch the Otterfest 08 web […]

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The Perils of Procrastination

I’ve been meaning to do a “Top Ten Half Man Half Biscuit lyrics” blog entry for, well, years. And I’ve never got round to it. Unfortunately, other people have done it, so if I ever do, I’ll just end up looking like the exploiter of second-hand ideas which I probably am. Maybe I should get […]

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Entertainment Gadgetry and IT

Music download services compared: a Mac user writes

There is intelligent life out there beyond the iTunes music store, you know. Over the past few months I’ve used two other music download services, mainly because for all its good points, the iTunes music store sells all its music with some godawful “copy protection” system which keeps nagging you about “authorised machines” and once […]

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Colchester Golf Club

My brother Tony is a member of Colchester Golf Club, a nice Essex golf course. This blog entry is really just to demonstrate anchor text. But there are some unintentionally amusing videos of golf swings there.