Wednesday, 27 January 2010
So the release of the iPad is just another gadget that will add to my paranoia about the amount of time I spend looking at a screen. Sure I want one; if the success of the Pod and the Phone are anything to go by it seems inevitable that in a couple of years you'll find me on a train running my finger over the screen of one more tenderly that I would a new lover. Damn them if the bods at Apple haven't found another way to eat into some of the rare non-screen time I had left. Shitty weather makes me happy as it gives me an excuse to forsake my bike and get on the train, which means I can read. Old fashioned paper with words printed on it: a book, a newspaper, something tangible in my hands. Even reading a restaurant menu these days provides me with a thrill, albeit relatively minor. How long before I'm tapping on the table to order and the job queues are full of ex-waiters?
And in other news, the answer to the question this blog poses recently was yes - I ended up writing for Shortlist. Now I'm off to get on the laptop to find out how long it is before they release the iPad in this country...
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
One thing I have never done on this blog is big up another writer that I like so it's about time I addressed that. If you've never read The He Said She Said Review before you should if only because people, it's January. The cold breeze of winter is blowing up your trouser leg and you're considering long johns even though you previously thought they were for old people and the very fact that you're considering wearing them has got you worrying that you're middle aged already and you haven't even done anything with your life yet. That combined with the lack of light in the day and not being able to go out because you're skint after Christmas and because its buggering freezing (did I mention the weather?) is getting you down. You need a laugh. Therefore you need to read Chris and Emily's gig reviews.