Writing: May 2011
One of today’s futures
James Bridle’s ‘New Aesthetic’ has got me thinking about today’s futures again, rather than yesterday’s.
Living lightly to cope with disaster
An article in the LRB about Japan’s historical response to disasters, and how it perhaps used to cope better.
Ships, terrorists, red tape, persons
Notes from an article about the history of English law.
‘Always Magic in the Air’ Spotify playlist
A Spotify playlist of songs discussed in Ken Emerson’s book ‘Always Magic in the Air’.
‘Always Magic in the Air’ by Ken Emerson
A review and/or notes on this book about the music that came out of New York’s Brill Building in the 1950s and 60s.
Updated: A Beginner’s Guide to Freelancing
I’ve updated my long guide to freelancing.
Two billion viewers
Did two billion people really watch the royal wedding?
My memories of Chipping Hill School
What I can remember from when I was around five, six and seven.
Funding niche news services
Matt Edgar’s trying to get a few people to fund a quality, local news serivce for Leeds.
It’s time for more blogging.
What I read on my holiday
Notes from holiday reading.