John Bills 100: 100

June 13, 2015


Sam Goodwill – ‘History’ (2012) This is a wonderfully sophisticated record. Sam Goodwill is quite obviously the super nice guy you know in school who also happens to be mega talented, humble about it too. He sings like a man three times his age, writes songs that go all over the place whilst tethered to […]

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WrestleMania XXXI: 4th Annual Expert Predictions

March 29, 2015


So, here we are once more. It’s Wrestlemania time, and we all know how I feel about Wrestlemania. The expert predictions are back as well, this time with some new additions! Let’s look at the panel… John: Me. Barry: The other wrestling fan involved here. I’ve known him longer than any other friend. Rich: Excellent […]

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An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery: Nikolai Kopernik

March 5, 2015


When I was at university, I gained a real interest in astronomy. I always knew that the planets and the universe were pretty damn cool, but until then I didn’t realize just how awesome they were. The more I stop to think about it, the more in awe I become of this magical world in […]

An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery: A Few Words About Yogurt

February 8, 2015


It is a question that has plagued humanity since humanity was in a position to be plagued, and a question that keeps my chin full of little scratch marks on a frequent basis: just why are there so many Bulgarians living to the age of 100? Well, it turns out that this question no longer […]

My Two Hundred Dinars: South Africa’s Barren Spin Cupboard

January 2, 2015


The game of cricket may continue to evolve, but some things rarely change. For instance, the make up of a well balanced side has barely changed over the last 20 years. Opening batsmen, three middle order players and an all rounder (or four middle order batsmen a couple of whom are competent bowlers), wicket keeper, […]

2014: Album of the Year

December 31, 2014


Möngöl Hörde // Möngöl Hörde Each and every year, this whole deciding on a favourite album from the year seems to be nothing more than a foregone conclusion from May onwards. In 2011, Des Ark waltzed off with the title before I’d even finished listening through the album the first time. Every Time I Die […]

2014: Albums 5 – 2

December 30, 2014


5: Old Man Gloom // The Ape of God Part of me has always wanted to be in a band like Old Man Gloom. An album every now and then, maybe one or two shows a year, just getting together with likeminded people and doing whatever it is you want to do musically. ‘The Ape […]