Ire

Parkway Drive’s fifth album, Ire, claims that anger is a legitimate response to the state of the world. If anger is the chief motor of ‘metal’ as a musical genre, Ire thus becomes a metal album with existential ramifications for its own artform: either Ire is legitimate, or metal isn’t. The thought experiment isn’t quite as perfect… Read More Ire

A(nother) year in (more) books: 3 best, and a couple of worst

To start a tradition, do something twice. Last year I posted a retrospective of a year in fifty-two books. Last year, displaying stalwart consistency, I once again read exactly fifty-two books. (The average UK male life expectancy is 79. It would appear I have 2808 books still to read. Which seems an excellent reason to never… Read More A(nother) year in (more) books: 3 best, and a couple of worst

Notice

So. Today I handed in my notice at Leith Library. I’ve been offered a new part-time job as a ‘Web Content Editor’ at Edinburgh Uni, which will fit in better with my uni schedule. I’m (hopefully) going to be doing both jobs for a bit, then dropping to just the new one early next month.… Read More Notice