March 2006

When I read stories like this, I wonder what weird, alien country I’m living in. “I just killed a kid,” Charles Martin told the emergency services operator. “I shot him with a goddamn 410 shotgun twice.” He had gunned down Larry Mugrage, his neighbours’ 15-year-old son. The teenager’s crime: walking across Mr Martin’s lawn on…

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I’m not a typical sports fan: I don’t support one team exclusively. When it comes to football (English, of course), I tend to cheer on three clubs: Arsenal, Manchester United, and Liverpool. (And I have a soft spot for Newcastle, too.) But I’m more interested in watching a good match than seeing “my” side win…

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Another Sunday, another i-ching thrown by iTunes: “Ghostly Horses Of The Plain” by Al Stewart (from Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time) “Suite in G Major, HWV 441 – Adagio” played by Trevor Pinnock (from Handel: Chaconne in G Major, Keyboard Suites) “Precious Heart (Joshua Ryan Remix)” by Tall Paul (from Music Through…

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