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18 years today since we lost Owen Hart. I don't think I ever really got over it #tweet

Apologies to Timothy Dalton but I never saw your Bonds. A View to a Kill was mine #tweet

Even the better sources resort to idle chatter when there’s nothing new to break, so maybe stay away from the news for a bit #tweet

I'm looking at you especially, @nytimes: Tweeting pics of bodies on the ground? Autoplaying video of people running… https://t.co/CmmJq9CviS #tweet

Hey US media: your coverage of Manchester is tabloid bullshit right now #tweet

What kind of monsters attack children? Cowardly doesn't even cover it #tweet

Those hiking shoes I ordered last Tuesday arrived this morning. That Amazon order I made last Sunday hasn’t even been picked yet #tweet

So, rent controls would bring on a constitutional crisis, but requiring a 'non-compulsory' ID to access citizenship rights wouldn't? Got it #tweet

Test-driving a new VPN this weekend and we’re pretty happy with it so far #tweet

Spoiler thoughts: I went to the trouble of muting the requisite hashtags, so the least you could do is go to the trouble of using them #tweet

Started my Saturday with a film review draft. But now I’ve used up all my brain juice #tweet

On Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell@P&L

Soundgarden were my band. ‘Black Hole Sun’ came on MTV some time in the early summer of 1994 and I was transfixed. Before that moment, ‘rock’ was a big ugly thing to me, for older kids who drank in the park or hung out at the Wellington Monument with candles and baggy clothes when Kurt Cobain topped himself. So this was a strange feeling, hearing that song, with Chris Cornell’s soulful voice and Kim Thayil’s colourful guitar lines, alluring and scary at the same time. I didn’t even hear the album Superunknown till months later, when I got a CD player for Christmas. I’ve probably played it hundreds if not thousands of times since then. I still have the original CD.


Reading things about how much of a nice guy Chris Cornell was is lifting some of the dark clouds round these parts #tweet

Just started the Japanese lessons in Duolingo. Well I need something to distract myself from today's awful news #tweet

Roger Ailes is dead too? Chris Cornell can kick his racist, sexist ass down to Hell #tweet

Lost a bunch of work tabs ‘cause my internet went down in the middle of a Chrome update; they got overwritten with the modem address FFS #tweet

Same feeling in my gut when I read that D Boon was dead. Soundgarden were MY band, the thing that set everything rolling #tweet

Holy shit, Chris Cornell #tweet

Spooked a fledgling starling in the garden when I opened the front door this morning; hopefully its parents came back for it #tweet

Couple of muscle cars just zoomed past on the road from Monasterboice; one looked like a Dodge Charger, the other I'd know it to see #tweet