Month: March 2004

Films

Zatoichi

Zatoichi is directed by and stars Beat Takeshi Kitano. Well, he’s Beat Takeshi the actor Takeshi Kitano the writer/director. Most of...

Misc

Filming in Piccadilly Circus

Much interest this evening in some filming taking place in Piccadilly Circus. As a public place, it’s very hard to close off...

Literature

Waterstones and David Icke

Waterstones has a new promotion in store at the moment, in which their staff have chosen their 150 favourite books which are displayed...

Misc

Alex Cox Diary Stopping Again

I’m disappointed to read that Alex Cox is stopping his diary again. He wrote it for the Beeb’s film website for a while, but...

Films

The Singing Detective

I spent a large chunk of the weekend watching The Singing Detective for the first time since it was originally broadcast in 1986....

Books

The Seville Communion

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Misc

YHA Adventure Shops

So what’s the story with YHA Adventure Shops? Their main London branch used to be in Southampton Row in Covent Garden, but they moved...

Misc

Dasani Recalled

It goes from bad to worse for Dasani – the newly launched Coca Cola water, which was quickly “revealed” to be purified...

News

Stuck In A Rut

It’s not often that I pay Janet Street-Porter all that much attention, but in today’s Independent (no direct link since at time...

Radio

What’s My Motivation?

I’m quite enjoying this week’s Book of the Week on Radio 4 – What’s My Motivation by Michael Simkins, detailing his...