The Boy with the Rebel Tattoo

I think I was born with the word ‘rebel’ tattooed somewhere inside me, so the hedonistic side of the music industry was always gonna get me.

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A Grand Day Out, unless you’re a horse.

Today was the day of the Grand National, the flagship event in one of Britain’s most divisive and controversial sports: horse racing. Every year the event sparks debate about whether the sport is barbaric and cruel, or honest entertainment. In case you’re wondering where I’m going with this article, I’m edging (faster than a whipped…

First article for the Wessex Scene!

A few weeks ago, I wrote my first article for Southampton student magazine, the Wessex Scene – an article on St. Patrick’s Day. It was published, in the magazine and online, last week! Exciting stuff. You can read the article “St. Patrick’s Day – Good times, Guiness and going green” for yourself here. St. Patrick’s…

Derek and mental health

“If I am tistic [sic], will I die? …Will I have to go into hospital and do experiments on me? [sic] …So will it change me in any way? Will I be the same person?” “Yes.” “Don’t worry about it then.” The above quote is taken from a scene in Ricky Gervais’ new show, Derek….

Why no one actually cares about Valentine’s Day

Hello all. Today is the 14th of February, which of course, means only one thing. That’s right, it’s the anniversary of the Bahraini uprising. It’s also the day that, in 1966, the Australian currency was decimalised. And who can forget when Rotterdam’s Maas tunnel opened, on this day, in 1942? Oh, and also it’s Valentine’s…

Are you secretly an idiot?

Are you secretly an idiot? (Image CC: LauraLewis23) The universe (I’m told) is a pretty massive place. It’s really big, and a lot of stuff happens in it. So much stuff in fact, that despite the ever-increasing growth of human knowledge, the amount of stuff we know is still infinitely smaller than the amount of…

500 Days of Summer: Summer’s Perspective

In collaboration with fellow blogger, Josh Connolly of The Connolly Sessions, this is one half of a two-part post offering opposing perspectives of the film 500 Days of Summer. 500 Days of Summer is the story of a guy, Tom, who falls in love with a girl, Summer. But this is NOT a love story….

FILM REVIEW: Django Unchained

Film: Django Unchained (18) Directed by: Quentin Tarantino Cast: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L Jackson Release (UK): 18th January 2013 Running time: 165 minutes Disclaimer:I should probably mention two things right away. First, that I am a big fan of Westerns. Second, that I’m a big fan of Tarantino films….

Superman Returns. Again. But hopefully better.

Superman Returns. Again. But hopefully better. Featured image CC: hajagosb When everybody’s favourite Kryptonian, Kal-El (or as he’s known to everyone who isn’t a comic book nerd: Superman), returned to our screens in 2006, there was a wave of excitement and expectation. That wave, unfortunately, turned out to be a tsunami of dog turd, razorblades…

Back to the bottle…

Back to the bottle… (OR Why Nicki Minaj is the epitome of evil) In a recent article of mine, The X Factor hangover,  I said (for those who didn’t read it for some reason, presumably you were on holiday?) that I believed the age of the TV talent show (X Factor and co.) and generic pop music…