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Espedair Street

By Iain Banks This is my first book by Iain Banks (RIP), probably won't be my last - no, definitely won't be my last. I wasn't sure I was going to like it, as it's not my usual choice of read, being a huge crime fiction fan. Anyway, what made me pick this one up? Well, for a start I found it in a charity shop. I'd also heard a lot about the author and most of it was good so, I thought, why not. Plus the subject matter was interesting. Daniel Weir: a retired rock star at the age of … [Read More...]

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A Grand Day Out

Recently spent a day in Lincoln. It was actually back in July and I've only just got around to sharing it. I don't think it has anything to do with my forgetfulness, it's more to do with time - middle of August already. I don't remember thinking about the passage of time quite so much when I was younger. My mate's answer to growing old and witnessing time's fly-by is to pronounce he's 'living in the now' - well that's one way of looking at it. Maybe that's why Buddha never seemed to age, or … [Read More...]

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Mumford & Sons

  “We wanted to do something unashamed,” says Ben Lovett. “We’re confident and happy to be where we are as a band — everything that’s happened with us has exceeded expectations, and it’s all been a surprise, it’s all much bigger than what we … [Read More...]

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