Quick NFI-flavoured update

Chock full of additives and artificial flavourings: Nostalgia For Infinity! I’ve started posting the occasional piece on Saturdays in addition to the usual Tuesday/Thursday review schedule and Sunday link round-up. I’ve got a buffer of two months of reviews now and have decided to step up my posting schedule. There are a few reasons for […]

Bon Jovi: “Kids Today”

Via the Onion AV Club: “Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes and getting lost in an album; and the beauty of taking your allowance money and making a decision based on the jacket, not knowing what the record […]

That Fucking Tank – Mr. Blood (video)

A quick Sunday treat for you: in anticipation of their gig here in Brighton on Tuesday I’ve been watching (and re-watching) the video for That Fucking Tank’s ‘Mr. Blood’, a song from an album I reviewed and liked a great deal. That was about a year and a half ago now and was written a […]

2010 in review: more shit about me

Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for: the 2nd part of this 2-part blog post in which I gaze at my navel and discuss the epic history of some stuff I did in 2010. Part one is here. Other writing & projects It was a very quiet year for fiction. I wrote one flash fiction […]

2010 in review: all about music

A bit late in the day for my 2010 roundup but hey, I’ve been busy. I’ve split this post into two parts to break it up a bit; if you’re wondering where the other bit is, be patient. I’ve scheduled the two posts an hour apart. Music writing! Over the course of 2010 I posted […]

Digital distribution store for short stories

This is cool. Angry Robot, a relatively new but reasonably well-known UK genre fiction imprint, has launched an online store for short stories by their stable of novelists: On December 1st 2010, Angry Robot will be launching “Nano Editions”. Exclusive to the publisher’s own webstore at angryrobotstore.com, Nanos are digital short stories by Angry Robot […]

Black Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

The peculiar USian shopping tradition of Black Friday (most famous in the UK for resulting in some poor Wal-Mart peon being trampled a few years back) has been leeching out into the wider world of digital distribution this year, and as a result I’ve acquired dirt-cheap copies of Aliens vs. Predator, Altitude, DogFight, Flotilla, Gratuitous […]

The 1990s and British music

This won’t be a glorious retrospective or even an excoriating rant about British pop music in the 1990s. I moved to Essex in about 1993, and my enduring memories of the Brit music for the ensuant 7 years are BritPop (which I never really took to bar Suede and Blur’s mid-to-late work), the shudderingly awful […]

WikiLeaks

Your numbers are legion

Apparently September 2010 was Nostalgia For Infinity’s busiest month ever, with 2,500 unique hits over the course of the month. Cool! Thanks for visiting and reading, visitors and readers.