Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: The Bedsitter

I have featured Tony Hancock before on a Tuesday (though I don’t seem to have done The Rebel yet which amazes me; and this reminds me too that I haven’t yet done the apocalyptic comedy The Bedsitting Room). This is an episode of the half hour shows, but an unusual one as it’s the first…

BitchBuzz: Why the Blackout Mattered

An unusual day: me away from the net. Be honest — you didn’t really notice I was gone, did you? It’s all right. I know occasionally I should take a break from yammering across all media. Besides, I took some more lovely photographs over in Salthill. Nothing jazzes up a photo like a happy, bouncing…

Friday’s Forgotten Books: Young Men in Spats

“I never want to see anyone, and I never want to go anywhere or do anything. I just want to write.”  — P. G. Wodehouse There’s some kind of fundamental perversity in my nature that made me choose at the library this week a 5 CD unabridged set of Beckett’s Malone Dies as well as…

Know-vember: Paul D. Brazill

Welcome, Mr B, the bard of Hartlepool, the dazzler of Bydgoszcz, intoxicating scribe of darkly funny tales, like the mordantly funny but gruesome Drunk on the Moon. What’s better than a werewolf PI? How about six more rip-snorting, can’t-put-’em-down stories about Roman Dalton, all just a bargain at 99¢? Best of all, lucky number seven…

Know-vember: Barry Leary

I should be in Dublin with Elena and Rod today, which is just as well considering my current guest here: Barry is shy. He’s also an artist. We may have been standing next to each other at the big Rothko exhibit at the Tate Modern a few years back, both gazing in rapt awe, but…

Know-vember: Mr Tumshie

All right, it’s not his real name, but if you’re on Twitter (as so many of us are) that’s how you know him. A canny chess player, a friendly chauffeur (^_^) and blipper of tunes, Mr Tumshie keeps us all amused with his sardonic humour. But he won’t let me tell you his real name…

Know-vember: Paul Hamilton

Tuesday is usually Overlooked A/V Day, so it seems entirely appropriate to give the day over to a Know-vemberist who is also in the music world (and the only one to include an advertisement along with his responses). He’s pictured here with one of his heroes, Kevin Godley (himself on the left, God on the…

Know-vember: Jeanne Andrew

Meet the fabulous Jeanne Andrew, a most amusing and lovely woman. I met her on Twitter, part of the extended network of Scots that I have somehow found myself amongst. She’s a “stand down” comedian and budding screenwriter and writes a blog appropriately named “Funny Girl” — and she’s a lot of fun. 1. What’s…

Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: Do Not Adjust Your Set

I’m looking forward to Holy Flying Circus tomorrow night, the documentary on the fight against the Python’s Life of Brian. I know I’ve likely seen a lot of the footage already, but I’m sure it will be enjoyable nonetheless. Good example of how bonkers people can get over something they assume will offend them. At…

Tuesday’s Overlooked Media: Hancock’s Half Hour

I may well be cheating by having used Hancock’s Half Hour before (although if I weren’t too lazy to do a search myself, I suspect it may actually have been one of the films, either The Punch and Judy Man or The Rebel). However, as I’m without cable or internet at home, I have been…