For sale: Britain’s underground city – Sunday Times – Times Online:
WELCOME to Cold War City (population: 4). It covers 240 acres and has 60 miles of roads and its own railway station. It even includes a pub called the Rose and Crown.
The most underpopulated town in Britain is being put on the market. But there will be no estate agent?s blurb extolling the marvellous views of the town for sale: true, it has a Wiltshire address, but it is 120ft underground.
Woot! Okay, let’s get a consortium together, folks; given the world political climate and the fact that I like my peace and quiet, this could be the ideal enclave for anyone who’s had enough of the world. I will be king of the mole-people…join me!
Neil Stephenson’s ‘Baroque Cycle’ is huge. That’s no hyperbole; three volumes, each weighing in at around 900 pages. A big story, and no mistake. Continue reading (Multiple) Book Review: Neal Stephenson’s ‘Baroque Cycle’
(See pictures from this show by Stuart Leech here).
First up are Stranger In Moscow, who launch immediately into a big fast racket like a motorway pile-up. Continue reading Gig Review: Devil’s Roadshow, 16/10/05, The Wedgewood Rooms
Hey blog-fans, sorry for the lack of updates, but I’ve been fairly busy. One of the things I’ve been doing is reviewing bands (Editors and more, on Monday 11th for example). Check out my reviews for The Wessex Chapter of the Fly Magazine here. This was a busy gig, as I’m sure the hard working Wedge staff would testify…
This week also saw me saying goodbye to the Rock And Roll Fridgefreezer, whose faulty thermostat was no longer tolerable. Got rid of loads of drap from the flat also, which has made a little space around here. Excellent. Goodbye, Fridge of Rock…
And look what came in the mail today…
…online shopping! Fun, but expensive in the long run!
So, more witty and sharp commentary on the odder parts of life at the weekend, if you’re lucky. Heh.