Nostalgia and the Innocent Museum

Nostalgia and the Innocent Museum

I love museums. And, above all, the National Museum of Scotland. From a young boy terrified of whale skeletons to a proud Dad trying his best to educate, it has always been a place I have loved. I remember being very excited when the grand re-opening was imminent. A...
Networking and the Gift of Unexpected Consequences

Networking and the Gift of Unexpected Consequences

When I was a very small pre-school boy, we used to go into town every Friday morning to meet my Nana and Auntie. We met in the massive expanse of the Woolworth’s cafe at the East End if Princes St (the site soon to be the Apple Store). The pillars were adorned...
Beaches Are Rubbish

Beaches Are Rubbish

I wrote this while on holiday lying in bed unable to sleep as I’d eaten too much pasta. So, bearing that in mind, and the fact that I could hear the voice of Geoffrey Palmer in my head as I typed, you can take this with as much of a pinch of salt as you like. Or...
So Long and Thanks for all the Fixtures

So Long and Thanks for all the Fixtures

On 6th November 1986 I was a pale and gangly 16 year old. I’d done my Highers and was headed to University. I was in 6th year and life was good. For me, it was my zenith of optimism. Everything was ahead and everything was rosy. That was the day Sir Alex...
The Ultimate Supergroup

The Ultimate Supergroup

There have been many so-called ‘supergroups’ in music over the years, I won’t bore you any examples, I’ll just point you at this Wikipedia page. They’ll all listed there, even Electronic (!?). Thing is, I’ve never really been a fan...
Merry Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

Season greetings all. I’m not sending out Christmas cards this year (and most likely never again). But don’t think I’m not thinking about you (apart from you, I’m not thinking about you). I am thinking about you but I’d rather give money...