Joyously melancholic Thermoluminescence’s new album

Just a couple of kids jamming in bedrooms, Thermoluminescence have released their shockingly good ambient electronica album- TODAY! Entirely self-produced and two years in the making, DISCODISCODISCODISCO is fantastic. “Joyously melancholic” is an apt description from a friend of theirs, and this strong album fearlessly juxtaposes amazing ambience, uplifting and…

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Arts or technology: Worth a degree?

This five minute debate on technology vs. Arts degrees is weak on the side of the arts. Against Belinda Parmar, campaigning tech agency Lady Geek’s CEO, the Guardian art critic Adrian Searle often resembles a rabbit in the headlights. He says he couldn’t bear a world full of technocrats and…

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Scribblings of success

What can you do well in front of hostile strangers? What do you keep doing even when there is no room for you in that world? There is no drive when it is easy. And it is easy to find fault with your work, but it’s not easy to stand…

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Snippets from my play (1)

These are a couple of snippets that were taken out of the play I am writing “Life, Death and Journalism”. It’s in the second-third draft stage and needs work. Jack is a journalist encouraged to resign by his editor after his own existential crisis on the point of journalism, and…

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