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After nearly a decade waiting, Alan Moore's epic novel Jerusalem is finally in my grubby hands, along with a signed naughty postcard. See you in a month. 
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How have you found reading it? I am thinking of buying the hardcover but I have heard it is difficult to read due to paper stock and type size. This might push me towards the kindle version.
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Gin & Tonic popcorn. What a time to be alive!
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Good morning I love gin and tonic 😀😀😀😀😀
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In one photo/view, we can see architecture from the 60s, the Saxons, the Normans, the 00s, the Romans and today. Only in #London. 
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+Sonny Williamson Ah I've been there! I surely missed this POV. Thank you :-)
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It's been a while since I've been over to the Emerald Isle. Seemed fitting to mark the occasion in the traditional fashion.
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I salute you sir.

Now get your ass to Scotland next time.
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Rooftop cocktails above Barcelona, before the evening's meal. So, how was your Monday?

(Side note: what happened to checking in? Why can't I tag my location?) 
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My latest review for the +Ticketmaster UK blog is now up. This time it's their fantastic revival of Verdi's Opera The Force of Destiny at the +English National Opera - ENO

#blogmaster #classicalmusic #opera
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Watching Groundhog Day the Musical. Tim Minchin is a genius. 
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You mean +Tim Minchin? :D
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So, we went to see Ghostbusters and you know what? I laughed all the way through. I had a much more open mind about it than most people I think and I never bothered to watch the trailer, but even still it's way better than I had expected or that it even has a right to be.

So now there are two really entertaining, hilarious films called Ghostbusters in the world. I'm absolutely okay with that.

Oh, and personally speaking, Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann is the most attractive female character I've ever seen in anything ever. Yes, including Jessica Rabbit. I actually had to bite my knuckles whenever she was on screen. 
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Hi Google+, sorry I haven't been around in a while, I had to shave the cat.

So, I realise that most of you are American, or at least from outside the UK. As you may or may not have heard, there's a vote going on tomorrow on these fair isles and it's a doozy. Way more important than a national election. It's the so-named " #Brexit " vote and it's for whether Britain remains a part of the European Union or not.

Now, I realise that for many of you, the intricacies of the bottom of your sock drawer are more important and interesting to you than British politics, but this result will actually have an important effect on the world stage over the coming years, especially if Britain votes to leave. As a result, I've decided to paint a picture of the general landscape of the debate in terms that you might find more familiar; namely as an analogy with the Trump Vs Hilary spectacle in America right now, which is surprisingly parallel in many ways.

Essentially, the people voting Remain are like Hilary voters: aware that the state of things needs massive improvement and is far from perfect, but recognise that it's much more sensible and prudent to let people who are experienced, knowledgeable and established in their fields of expertise take the reigns of power and hope that the democratic process can influence their decisions going forward, rather than take a massive, unnecessary risk with the entire country and economy and throw caution to the wind for the promised lie of manufactured "revolution". In essence, "The better the devil you know".

The Leave campaigners are like Trump voters (and Trump has endorsed the Leave campaign, which says a lot): spurred and frothed-up by fear mongering, hatred of immigrants, impossibly rose-tinted nostalgia of an illusory bygone age and the empty rhetoric of political buffoons, riding the egotistical wave of working-class adulation.

Whereas our national elections are provincial, mostly dull affairs that are impossibly quaint when compared to the bloated circus performed for America, we've taken huge notes when it's come to the Brexit debate and got properly, pathetically partisan to make up for it.

In case you hadn't gleaned as much from this grandiloquent tirade, I'm voting remain and urging all British people within earshot to do the same. So if you are British, or know anyone who is, please get out to vote tomorrow and #voteremain for the sake of all that is sensible in this world. Don't let the demagogues drag us backwards. That is all.
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I first saw Radiohead at the YMCA in Chelmsford in 1993. I thought they were rubbish. I saw them again at the Astoria (nostalgic sob) in 1997 and have seen them every time they toured Britain since. I'm about to see them again, showing off their amazing new album with one of my best buddies. Life's alright. 
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I'm spending Valentine's Day doing the sound engineering for a cheerleading competition. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it.

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"Information can't kill you" - Frank Zappa
I'm a self-employed composer, musician, sound designer, recordist and general audio wizard. I mainly write music for TV and radio commercials but I'm also a product specialist for Avid Technology, demoing, teaching and explaining Pro Tools and Sibelius software to people. I am also the classical music blogmaster for TicketMasterUK. 

An Olympic-grade enthusiast, my particular areas of inspiration include classical music, science (especially physics), comics, coffee and critical thinking. Also zombies.
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I am occasionally dragged from drunken hangouts at the behest of the BBC for my prowess in science evangelism. I also once discombobulated Stephen Fry. Both of these things are true.
  • Anglo-European School, Ingatestone
    1990 - 1997
  • University of Southampton
    Music, 1998 - 2001
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Composer, Chortler, Professional Enthusiast.
Audio Wizard. Classical Pianist. Sesquipedalian badass.
  • Self Employed
    Composer, present
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    Product Specialist, present
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We were excited to try out this venue as we were already fans of the Ealing Common restaurant. Our expectations were not only met, but exceeded. The building and space itself is very open and inviting and we were given a full tour when we entered by the friendly and knowledgeable maitre d'. The drinks menu is, I think, one of the very best I have ever had the joy of choosing from. As an enthusiast of classic cocktails, I was delighted by the extensive list of drinks both traditional and home-grown variety, as well as the almost endless selection of boutique and specialist gins, vermouths and other hard to find liqueurs and alcoholic delights. The martini I had was about as perfect as can be, which is a compliment in itself. We settled in and enjoyed a wide selection of great food, choosing to taste as much as possible by taking advantage of the wonderful small plates options on the menu. I think we ordered every single dessert between the two of us and ate them all at once! Very much looking forward to return soon, both as a couple and with friends. The owners and organisers should be proud of their efforts here, it's a fabulous destination for imbibing and scoffing and chatting and laughing and well worth a visit if you're in the area.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
The menu is a delightful variety of East Mediterranean dishes that practically dance across the palate. The cocktail menu is full of inventive variations on classic drinks prepared with quality ingredients, clearly the work of passionate mixologists. The staff are pleasant, helpful and friendly. Can't wait to go back. Recommended.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
My family loves this restaurant and always return whenever we're in Colchester. Cosy interior, bustling atmosphere and fresh, delicious menu. Recommended.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
High ceilings, wide walls and soviet paintings dominate this spacious but busy venue. Some nice drinks and a good menu helped make both my visits pleasant. Staff were friendly, though sometimes a little swamped. Overall a recommended destination.
Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
18 reviews
Every time I visit Ealing, I make sure to pop in to Yvon's, even if it's only for a coffee and a slice of their divine brioche on the counter. Simply everything is delicious in this small but charming patisserie, from the array of exquisitely crafted confections to the breads, sandwiches and even the coffee. I try something new every time and am never disappointed. Make a point to give it a try next time you're in the area.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I arrived late to a party of 18 but was seated quickly and, though I ordered as their food was served, I had eaten my own meal in time for desert to be served at the same time. This, even though I ordered the rack of lamb, which is hardly a quick dish to prepare, which fell off the bone and was delicious. Very accomodating, great food and good atmosphere.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Simply one of the Great London pubs. Located in a delightfully cosy corner of Hampstead, it feels like walking into an Inn from Hobbiton, with nooks and crannies filled with people quaffing ales and eating the delicious food. Always busy, it's worth spending time having a drink or as a destination for a fine evening meal. I take nearly every visitor to the city there if I can.
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago