Category: Other Stuff

In Defence of Einaudi


Pop music has an image problem.

It faces claims it’s devoid of heart and skill, a vapid product of greed rather than love of art. They’re probably correct – studies show a decline in musical complexity as a genre becomes more successful.  Read More

An Obituary for Optimism


For a brief moment, I was optimistic about America’s political future. As a politically disengaged British teenager, this was disconcerting.

Thankfully, it was also temporary.

Optimism from a post-millennial? Yes, I’m a Sanders supporter. If you’re of a certain political view, you’ll tell me the dream is over, there was never a chance in the first place, and the world isn’t built on fantasy, because all Sanders supporters are naïve fantasists who don’t understand reality.  Read More

Accidental Profundity


One month ago, my cat went missing. Spoiler: we found him again.

Jasper is a ten month old Norwegian forest cat. His interests include chasing bottle caps, biting arms and exploring outside. We’ve grown used to it, maybe out of necessity; the alternative involves one restless kitten and many destroyed curtains.  Read More

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