Cliff Does a Radiohead

From The Times today – link to online version of the story.


So Cliff is taking 1p off the price of his new album for every person that pre-orders (down to a minimum of £3.99) – the starting price is £7.99. Do the simple math and you realise that it’s only going to take 400 people to get there. But as the article says that’d be twice as many people as bought the last album direct!

Boyfriend Behaving Badly

modern manI’m finding it harder than I’d thought to gather together posts on Modern Man. But yesterday whilst reading the paper a gem just dropped in my lap, not unlike an advert for car insurance.

I found this article from the Times depressing and hilarious in equal measures. In the same way as I hate and love the guy who wrote it in equal measures.

It’s basically about his refusal to act like a sensitive modern man. The fact that he’s going to say and do what he likes, and not feel the pressure to constantly show the ‘right’ emotion. It ends up reading like a catalogue of vile behaviour towards his ex-girlfriends, but I somehow couldn’t help but warm to him.
I think it was the slightly fragile nature of his conclusion that made it all OK:

But why should I change? I am not unhappy. I’m just numb, indecisive and apathetic, like many males of my generation. Could it be that I am one of the few honest ones left?

Digital Newspapers

Digital NewspapersHave I been living with my head in the sand? A bit, probably. But I spotted these today. Printouts of newspapers. The Times, in the morning. in New York. Looks like it’s just been squirted off a laser printer. No bulky shipping, no big printing presses.

Just your ordinary newspaper news in a page-turningly good format. But only a few hours after the presses have rolled.

Is this legit? Grey? Or do the big newspaper publishers all know about it?

I’m sure a Google search would yield some answers, but it’s more of a ‘look what I saw’ kind of post.