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An announcement: Bad News From The Stars: The Life and Music of Serge Gainsbourg

Hi, I’m just breaking my silence on this blog to announce that I am now crowdsourcing a biography about the French chanteur, bon vivant and provocateur Serge Gainsbourg with the fine publishing house Unbound. This is a project very dear … Continue reading

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Seven deadly cines

You know you’re turning into an old fart when you go to the cinema and you’re more interesting in the building the film is being shown in than the feature itself. In Paris it’s hard not to be though. There … Continue reading

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Shooting the shit on social media

“Share how your day went…” Facebook sometimes beseeches now in the ‘create a post’ box, and it got me thinking how tedious that would be if everybody took it literally everyday. There probably are some people who do just that, … Continue reading

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Geniesis

In the beginning was the word, and the word was Genie. In the unlikely event you’re reading this blog and you don’t know me, we had a baby! That’s right, hiiii! That was a bit of a bolt from the … Continue reading

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J’❤ l’élite métropolitaine

When I lived back across La Manche there were no shortage of London stalwarts who’d apparently suffer allergic reactions if they “went south of the river”. These were people who’d inhabited the Big Smoke for as many as three years, … Continue reading

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MOAB is my tosspot

I remember being surprised by my mother’s response when I asked her how she felt during the Cuban Missile Crisis. “Which missile crisis?” she asked. “I don’t remember any missile crisis.” My mother wasn’t a stupid woman by any stretch … Continue reading

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Hair today, gone tomorrow*

When I’m at the hairdressers, I always instinctively try to put my arms the wrong way through the protective outer garment they give you – so the jacket is back to front – a throwback to Jeremy: The Early Years, … Continue reading

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