Friday, 16 October 2015

Another Day, Another Dollar

Yesterday, I waxed lyrical about how happy I was that the Kickstarter had crested the thousand dollar mark.

I got up this morning and eagerly checked again to see if it had increased. It had, by one dollar.

You might expect me to be disappointed, but I'm really not. One person wasn't worried about receiving a book, but still wanted to support Phil's idea for Arts In Entertainment. I think that's great.

Here's hoping there are 5,346 like-minded individuals out there.

If you would be interested in contributing between $1 and $5,346 to Arts In Entertainment, please check out the Kickstarter link here.

Thursday, 15 October 2015


I went to sleep (it's this thing I do) and when I awoke the Kickstarter was over a thousand dollars. Five more days like that and we're done. Anyone who pledges at least $10 gets an ebook, at least $15 gets a physical book with pages and a warning about paper cuts and no money changes hands unless we hit our target:

The Kickstarter is here

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Arts In Entertainment Kickstarter Kickstarted

The Arts In Entertainment Kickstarter has launched.

Don't just take my word for it, take Noiseless Chatter's.

No money changes hands until after the Kickstarter closes in thirty days time and only if the funding goal is met. Anyone who coughs up $10 (about £6.50) or more gets a book and my gratitude. So it's more like a pre-order than mere fundraising. Have a look at the link and see if any of the other subjects tickle your fancy as well...

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Twitter Twatter #21

July 2015

Apparently, it once was, but I can't find one for love nor money.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Phil Reed's Braces

Not pictured.

In other news, Phil Reed has offered a warning of things to come.

The next month or so or so is going to be a very busy one, both for Phil and for Noiseless Chatter. He has the Arts In Entertainment Kickstarter to launch, the Alf obsession to satisfy, the Arts In Entertainment Kickstarter to update, a trip to take, the Arts In Entertainment Kickstarter to update some more, Halloween to celebrate somehow and the Arts In Entertainment Kickstarter to conclude*.

In addition, he has made a pitch video:

He has also clarified the descriptions of the books.

* with good news we hope.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Twitter Twatter #20

June 2015 was not a prolific month for me on Twitter:

I made this for my friend Andy:

Another of Futurama's opening captions:

A couple of Wedding-related tweets:

Friday, 9 October 2015


It's my birthday today. I'm 34 years older than the day I was born.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Twitter Twatter #19

May 2015

More Futurama opening captions...

The Eurovision Song Contest was the same day as the people of Ireland voted in favour of gay marriage:

My track-by-track verdict on Blur's The Magic Whip:

Monday, 5 October 2015

Arts In Entertainment

Phil Reed of Noiseless Chatter fame has announced that he is publishing a series of books of arts criticism with a difference. He's called them Arts In Entertainment.

He's asked me to take part and I'm delighted to be contributing a book about the Pulp album This Is Hardcore, the impact it had on me and my surprise at how it failed to change the world.

It's not just me and it's not just Pulp, Zachary Kaplan will be writing about Synecdoche, New York, Catie Osborn's book concerns Titus Andronicus, Nathan Rabin is writing about I'm Still Here, Matt Sainsbury tells us all about Hatsune Miku and Phil himself is writing a book about Mystery Science Theater 3000.

There are more details to come, but in the meantime you can find out more about Arts In Entertainment here.