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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Richard’s been busy! This track has been years in the making if you read Richard’s write-up on Soundcloud. Look out for the Depeche Mode reference.




New International Electromatics track with excellent electronic music and vocals by Richard.

Into the Water, let’s go back.


So, I normally blog about films I’ve watched in the last year. Like with my reading list I’ve limited it to ones I’ve finished and mostly haven’t mentioned all the kids films I watched with my daughter. Maybe I should, next year.


Ender’s Game

Rise of the Robots



The Boy

Walesa: Man of Hope


Trainspotting 2

La La Land


Crossing Over

The Eichmann Show


In Memorium

Toni Erdmann

David Brent: Life on the Road

20,000 Days on Earth




She’s Lost Control

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Phantom Boy

The Boss Baby


Kill List

Saving Mr Banks

A Scanner Darkly

Jupiter Ascending

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Three Colours Blue

Three Colours White

Three Colours Red

Waking Ned

True Legend

The Man with the Golden Arm


Train to Buzan

Mad Max Fury Road

Legend (Krays, not Tim Curry as the Devil)

The Girl on the Train

Adult Life Skills

I, Daniel Blake

Super Starlet AD


England is Mine

Tom of Finland

Ghost Town

The Emoji Movie

Despicable Me 3

War of the Planet of the Apes

Alien: Covenant

Blade Runner 2049



The Lobster

Thor: Ragnarok

Last Girl Standing

The Box

The Babadook


Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Babysitter

The Circle

The Disaster Artist

Jim and Andy


Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Requiem for a Dream

Neon Demon

Your Name

Red Turtle


I’ve not really been blogging very well for the last few months, although lots of good stuff has been happening writing-wise. A New Year’s resolution along with the obligatory one about the gym, perhaps?

Anyway, I usually do an annual round-up of books I’ve read. It’s not exhaustive and wouldn’t include books I’ve read to my daughter. Maybe I should, for 2018 as some of them are excellent.

It’s quite a personal list and does not include several books that I’ve started and discarded for various reasons. With ambitions like reading all of Philip K Dick’s published work I have to be very picky. So, if it is here I at least liked it enough to finish it.

Deus Irae: Phillip K Dick & Roger Zelazny

Edge of the Screen: Joel Lane

Is there life outside the Tardis?: Peter Davison

The New Czech Poetry: Eds. Jaroslav Cejka, Michael Cernik, Karen Sys

Time Bomb: Samuel K Andrews

Pulp Heroes: Ed. Mike Chinn

Face of Twilight: Mark Samuels

The World Jones Made: Phillip K Dick

Broken Bubble: Phillip K Dick

A Life of Phillip K Dick: Anthony Peake

The Unsettled Dust: Robert Aickmann

Dream Archipelago: Christopher Priest

The Martian: Andy Weir

Childhood’s End: Arthur C Clarke

The First 15 Lives of Harry August: Claire North

Dead Man’s Shoes: Mike Carey

The Organised Mind: Daniel Levitin

The Martian Chronicles: Ray Bradbury

The Outsider: Colin Wilson

The Descent of Man: Grayson Perry

The Establishment and How they Get Away With It: Owen Jones

Coraline: Neil Gaiman

This Is Not a Game: Walter Jon Williams

A Princess Diarist: Carrie Fisher

Stoner: John Williams

Mortality: Christopher Hitchens

The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses over the Hills: Charles Bukowski