Monthly Archives: March 2012

What’s your dick like, homie, what are you into?

Friday tune time. Someone posted this a few days ago on Facebook with that annoying apologetic thing of ‘I know I’m miles behind everyone, and you’ve all moved on to something else, but I like this etc’ schtick. It was … Continue reading

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Dead dogs and drunk drummers

Aye so, had a good chat with Ali Braidwood over at his Scots Whay Hae blog. We went to the pub and recorded ourselves talking shite. Then we killed some dogs and went home. Read all about it and, more … Continue reading

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‘Something in my veins, bloodier than blood…’

I once had a crazy idea to write a book of interconnected short stories all based on Wilco lyrics. Wilco are a fucking amazing band. That book remains unwritten, but I did write a story called ‘Bloodier Than Blood’ for … Continue reading

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(Not) lost in translation – Nesbo v Knausgaard

OK, so I recently reviewed the new Jo Nesbo book, Phantom, for The Independent on Sunday. You can read that review here. The basic gist was that the guy can do plot, but some of the line-by-line prose was truly … Continue reading

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Human remains found on Salisbury Crags

Soooooooo. Been meaning to post this since I saw it last week. Apparently, human remains were recently found on Salisbury Crags in Edinburgh. This shows, ahem, a great deal of similarities to a certain crucial plot point in Hit & … Continue reading

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All over the place

OK, so I’m all over the place. In the media, that is. Kind of. Not really. But a few features and Q&As have popped up recently, here’s a wee list: A big interview in The Scotsman at the weekend, in … Continue reading

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The most beautiful widow in town

Dear The Spirit of Mark Linkous, I am truly sorry for my inadequate cover version of your song yesterday evening. Especially the whistling. Here’s what it should’ve sounded like.

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