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  1. The Cult of the Dead White Guy

    One of the things I do when I'm not writing, sleeping, attending to my kids and other dependencies or that other thing that takes up eight hours of my day is, I partake in a band. Well, I say "band" although that suggests levels of coolness which we will never achieve so I think of it more as a sort of loose-form musical collective. What do I do in this loose form musical collective? Well, I sing, I play the bass, a little guitar and every now and again someone hands me a drum and I go ...
  2. A thing is actually a thing

    Had a good stumble around the Google-Wikipedia-Youtube triumvirate yesterday. You know how it is; you search something of interest, it sparks off a byway of secondary thoughts, and before you know it, you're enmeshed in someone's conspiracy darkweb and a party to murder. I wish I could remember what it was, but somehow it landed me in the etymology of the word "thing".

    And it turns out, a thing is actually a thing.

    A "thing" is a meeting, a hustings

    Updated November 4th, 2016 at 02:21 PM by bdcharles

  3. A Nonsense Blog: The Frivolous Cake And I

    The Frivolous Cake and I

    Nonsense. What does it mean? Often, very little. In an interview with Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, back in the mid-nineties, they were talking about a song the band had just released, the lyrics of which were quite childlike. “What does it mean?” the interviewer asked. Grohl was blindsided by the question. “Ermm … nothing.” he mumbled shyly. Then the video. “What about that green orb zipping about?” “Uh … maybe it's, like, evil, destroyed ...