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Happy accident

July 12, 2024 - 15:34 -- Admin

I’m sitting in my apartment in Hobart, waiting for Jane to arrive, having flown in earlier today. I did a new thing on the flight down. I listened to a whole audiobook. It was only two hours long, and I was a bit pissed off when I bought it by accident, thinking it was a full-length Mick Herron Slow Horses title.

But it was just a short short. The List.

Familiar Spirits.

July 11, 2024 - 09:14 -- Admin

The other day, I received a pleasant package containing a bespoke gin made by Justin Bell, one of our regulars here (and soon to be a cover identity in the next Sleeper Agent book).

After bedding down the Felafel re-launch, I finally had time to uncork it and take a sip last night and omifuckinggod it’s amazing.

Slow Horses.

July 4, 2024 - 14:30 -- Admin

I decided to have a break from podcasts. A month or so. The accelerating shitshow in America has contaminated all of my current affairs feeds and started to leak into my fitness pods, too. There’s a weird right-wing tilt to most fitness content. Especially strength training. Maybe it’s all the rugged individualism - or an attachment to the mythology, at least.

Wait, what? Rock is dead?

July 2, 2024 - 06:08 -- Admin

Man, I sorta knew that my fave old musical genre had been doing it tough, but I didn’t realise that rock music had actually died and all that remained now was a shambling zombie husk shuffling through the dead end of the music charts.