Archive for October, 2010

This Friday just gone I went along to the annual Halloween Manchester Critical Mass. If you’ve never been to or seen a Critical Mass event in action before, essentially it is a mass participation ride that takes place on the last Friday of every month. The start of the route and start time are known […]


Possibly the most exciting moments in literature in general and SF in particular are – for me – the publications of new novels by Iain M. Banks, especially Culture novels. However, such moments also come with an unfortunate downside. After waiting two years for the publication of Surface Detail, I finished the thing in just […]


Wednesday 20th October 2010 – An Outlet The choice of venue for the launch of Becca and the Broken Biscuits‘ new single Train Driver was perfect. On what was possibly the coldest night of the year so far, An Outlet played host to two brilliant acts and carved out a warm and open sanctuary from […]


So this is the first post of my new blog Three-Point-Oh! It shouldn’t be too hard to figure out between the title and the About page what exactly has spurred reentry into blogdom but as an additional qualification/justification/rationale I’d like to say that I think bettter when I set things out. My changing self has […]