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October 2017


Watching the promoters lug Cradle of Filth’s rider round the back of the Academy. They like cheap lager, it seems #tweet


In other news, I found a software synth with a theremin function so I can make lots of beautiful noise #tweet


Who sets off fireworks in the middle of the afternoon? Weirdos in Dundalk, that’s who #tweet


People doing stuff ‘out of character’ when they’re drunk is only plausible if it happens once #tweet


Oh Kevin Spacey, it’s not about you #tweet


Shopping for a cheap MIDI keyboard. Anyone I know use an Akai LPK 25? #tweet


Black holes could delete the Universe, apparently. But they’re also the ultimate hard drive. My head is spinning. [c/o Kottke.org] #video


Almost missed the postman despite running to the door but my Savage Young Dü box is here (and the 7” made it intact and all) #tweet


Whenever someone says all music ever is streamable, I remember most stuff released by the biggest US indie label of the 80s is lost to time #tweet


At that point when my concentration is so shot and my eyesight so messed up that I should really wrap things up for the night #tweet


So it turns out I can kind of play Fifa? Even though I haven’t played it since the SNES in the ‘90s #tweet


To anyone moaning there was only one gimmick match at TLC: you know there’s only one Royal Rumble at the Royal Rumble, yeah? #tweet


Couldn’t stay awake after Bálor/Styles last night so I’m catching up with the rest of WWE TLC WTF now #tweet


The Meat Puppets play ‘Swimming Ground’ and ‘Maiden’s Milk’ on Phoenix local TV while promoting Up On The Sun. Still astounded at how fast Cris plays those bass melodies. #video


Turn Jack Gallagher heel? That’s all well and good. But does he have to wrestle in that fucking herringbone suit? #WWETLC #tweet


Has Emma really never had a singles match on PPV before? That’s ridiculous #WWETLC #tweet


Strangely stoked for WWE TLC WTF tonight. But I do have to ask: is the Raw roster so thin that they had to rope in a ringer from SD? #tweet


Mark Korven composed the soundtrack of The Witch, and created that film’s eerie music with the Apprehension Engine, a device he envisaged along the lines of an acoustic Author & Punisher. [c/o Lowbrowculture] #video


Of all the things that annoy me about Alien: Covenant, I think the Slenderman Alien might be the worst #tweet


This brain is non-operational #tweet


#NowPlaying Daniel Levin - Living (solo improv cello; very much my bag right now) #tweet


It hasn’t gone unnoticed that the Egyptian authorities held Ibrahim Halawa a full month after he was acquitted #tweet


Good news everyone: my Hüsker Dü box is in the post! Counting the days now #tweet


And bullied by Terry Gilliam, which is no surprise if you ever read Sarah Polley's open letter to him a decade ago https://t.co/KoxppWQZEA #tweet


The new @atomic_elbow has arrived wrapped in something resembling a fancy person’s wallpaper #tweet