The best moments […] are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – that you’d thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you’ve never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it’s as if a hand has […]

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About a month ago I went along to ‘second-shoot’ a wedding in Edinburgh with he who is named Al. He does this all the time, so it was his gig; I was just along for the ride. Of course, this came with great benefits; the pressure of getting specific pictures fell to Al. Whilst he […]

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I’ve never really liked the word ‘alternative’ when applied to people’s music tastes, dress or lifestyle choices. When used by those that wouldn’t consider themselves to fit into such a bracket, it automatically gives their own perception and ideals the status of being the standard and accepted ones; elevating one stance above all others. For […]

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Why I’m not on Facebook

I’ve resisted typing up something on this for ages at risk of it seeming like some sort of self-righteous pontification over an issue that doesn’t really matter too much. There are far more important and interesting things to debate that don’t involve whether or not you hold membership of a social networking website. I still […]

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As good as it is to have a job where you are your own boss, I often find myself longing for something where I can switch off and avoid having to deal with the pressures of contractual, financial and personal wranglings on a regular basis. Too much of your soul gets involved.

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Greenbelt 2010 has been and gone as if it hasn’t even happened. It was a strange year – far more low-key both emotionally and line-up wise than any gone previous. Having grown up year-on-year almost going to the festival, it’s been interesting (and often unsettling) to see the changes both in us and how we […]

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