UFC 111

Every time I write on the UFC, I preface it by saying it’s been ages since the last time I did so, and let’s see if I can get back into the habit of it. So let’s pretend I’ve said it just now, rather than saying I usually say it. What a catchy lead-in! Okay,Continue reading “UFC 111”

Converge – Axe to Fall

Epitaph (2009) Massachusetts-based Converge offer a convincing case for best metal band of the decade. Consistently brutal, intense, intelligent and aesthetically astute, they effectively put a lid on the 90s noisecore subgenre with their epoch-defining Jane Doe, in 2001. Essentially a concept album about a relationship gone horribly wrong, it was followed up three yearsContinue reading “Converge – Axe to Fall”

On Being a Setanta Customer

I’m with Virgin for my cable telly. I’m sure there are benefits to this situation (other than not having to have big black cable – oo-er – snaking round the outside of my house a la Sky), but it initially meant being stripped of two of my favourite shows, Lost and 24. OK, I thought.Continue reading “On Being a Setanta Customer”