31 very interesting things

June 3, 2008

31 very interesting things: 6. Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs is a great film. Less great if you watch it via our satellite service DSTV which sees fit to blank out the word “God” and anything stronger. If memory serves, the opening scene went as follows: Joe: Who hasn’t BLANK put BLANK in? Mr Pink: I don’t BLANK BLANK tip just because society […]

May 31, 2008

31 very interesting things: 5. Madeleine Peyroux

I’ve never signed up to the theory that cover versions are rubbish. They’re rubbish if they’re just a cheap attempt to fill an album slot or add five minutes to your live set. But taking a song from one genre into another has provided unexpected delights. Until now, my favourite was The Ramones’ version of […]

May 19, 2008

31 very interesting things. 4: Cardiff’s Somali Community

The Guardian put together a great interactive map of Britain a couple of years ago showing the location of different ethnic minorities. I’d love to know why Greeks were attracted to Guildford. The Irish in Cheltenham is pretty obvious. And then there’s the Somalis in Cardiff. They first arrived there to work on the docks […]

May 18, 2008

31 very interesting things: 3. Still or Sparkling

[video:youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71v5IYY0Vyk] Funniest moment in a recent British sitcom, surely. Right up there with Del Boy falling through the bar. And look closely and you might spot a miserable bird who bears a familial resemblance to me.