Linkblogging for 10/11/09

Did you miss me (yeah!) while I was away? Did you hang my picture on my wall?

No? Suit yourselves then.

Anyway, after a week of late nights at work, concern over hospitalised family members and friends, Doctor Who conventions, seeing off emigrating friends and general STUFF, I’m now back. Tomorrow I’m going to start a whole series of posts, and also get in touch with all those involved in the PEP zine (and with the Mindless Ones). Meanwhile, have some links:

Zom is worried that he might be influencing his kid to become a superhero fan.

The storm in a teacup over Brown’s handwriting has been one of the most obscene examples of everything that is wrong with our society. I had a MASSIVE row with Charlotte Gore about this on Twitter yesterday, and thanks to myself and others (I was impressed with Debi, who managed to make the same points I made but rather less swearily) she posted this later, apologising for making fun of him (the comments there are fairly horrible, but Charlotte’s post is well worth reading). Millennium sums up my own view on the matter.

Gavin R has a very interesting review of a book on stripping (a subject on which I know very little).

Gavin B has a review of a festival of cross platform sound experimentation and art. I particularly like the little side comment about Daniel Johnston.

And Brad Hicks argues for a new New Deal.

ETA This post on the Beatles may be the best thing Christopher Bird’s ever written. It won’t *seem* like it is, til the last few paragraphs, but it is…

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4 Responses to Linkblogging for 10/11/09

  1. Jennie says:

    Surely if you are quoting Gary Glitter, one of those “my”s should be a “your”?

    Eurgh. Gary Glitter.

    • Andrew Hickey says:

      Indeed it should.

      (If it makes you feel better, I was quoting Mono Puff’s cover version, which is the only reason I know the lyrics…)

  2. Zom says:

    He already is a superhero fan!

    It’s tricky because while I don’t actually think there’s anything wrong with fandom, obsession (what I suffer from/enjoy) is potentially more problematic because it encourages one to make irrational and possibly bad decisions

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