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Review: Blame by Simon Mayo

So, I stumbled upon this book at the Bath Children’s Literature Festival. Simon Mayo was doing a panel with the legend that is Malorie Blackman and, if I’m honest, I wasn’t all that enthusiastic about a book written by the man who I remember my dad loving on breakfast radio (the Nick Grimshaw of the early 90’s). 417 more words


It's Election Maynia

Good morning, constituents, and due to the current Maynia for the word May in every fucking sentence in this election, I have decided to fight back. 176 more words

Itch Rocks by Simon Mayo

There are three books in this series: Itch: The Explosive Adventures of an Element Hunter, Itch Rocks and Itchcraft. This reviews is about the second book in the series, and whilst you do not need to read the first book in order to work out what is happening, it is worth starting your reading at the beginning of the series. 119 more words

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Music to write by - 3

Poco – Rose Of Cimarron

Rediscovered this tune only yesterday when it was played in Simon Mayo’s programme on Radio 2, as part of his ‘Five minute or longer’ section. 45 more words



I’d been waiting for a couple of months to see this movie and I wasn’t disappointed. Moonlight trailer is a daring, heart-breaking and truly poetic film. 9 more words



Thank heaven for the movie doctors, i.e. Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode who, bless them, make me laugh pretty much every week, even when I least feel like it. 6 more words


The (Very) Eclectic Mix of Honor Blackman, Andy Stewart and Eric Idle

Reminiscing in my last post about those shiny white boots worn by Nancy Sinatra, reminded me that in December 1990, the novelty song Kinky Boots… 1,287 more words

1960s Songs