Author Archives: Ian

2010 – A Eulogy

The pubs I spent New Years Eve at in beautiful Greasbrough: 1. The Crown, 2. The Ship, 3. The Yellow Lion (where I rang it in). A much smaller affair than I had planned/boasted, but a great time all the … Continue reading

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Musings upon a homecoming…

I have almost infinite time to myself. I mean this completely. Don’t take offense, but largely when you see me I am engaging myself in some weird introspective investigation. There’s no rhyme or reason to it, there’s no method, there’s … Continue reading

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Every now and then I get a little bit glorious!

So the night before a long-haul flight is always kind of restless. At least it is for me. This time in particular I had not only adhered to my typical strategy of doing everything the night before, but also several … Continue reading

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I love this, and you should too… Part ∞ ~ To Old Friends and New

Evening lads and lasses, this here is a new segment in which I wax lyrical about things that I love and then advocate as to why you should love them too. This weeks installment is New Jersey Indie/Punk outfit Titus … Continue reading

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How DARE you FOX!!!

I’m sure you’ve all heard recently about the tragic shooting of John T Williams in Seattle this past August. The episode was as mournful as it was enraging, especially given the multitudinous transgressions of the Seattle Police Department* in recent … Continue reading

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A Tom Waits Thanksgiving

For some reason my waking urge this morning was to have an extended listen to Tom Waits live bootlegs. There’s something about the closing in of the cold and the onset of winter that screams out to me to give … Continue reading

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An ode to the city of brotherly love…

O Philadelphia, how I love your liberty bell! Those transcendent Rocky stairs at your museum of art Your handsome zoo, Independence Hall Sixers-Flyers-Eagles I love them all! Once the second largest in ‘The Empire’ Now sixth in the new world … Continue reading

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