Monthly Archives: August 2011

I’ve solved the mystery of how to get @BillyBragg to visit South Africa

I was making my way with some pinko-commie-liberal hippies from Johannesburg to Magaliesberg. It was 1990. Mandela was free, but apartheid wasn’t over. We were going to an End Conscription Campaign conference at a resort called Utopia and we were lost. … Continue reading

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Juju’s favourite Elvis song revealed

I walk into my local. “The usual?” asks the man behind the counter. I nod. It’s Tuesday, August 16, and The Shrink, my crossword companion, has challenged me to come up with a cryptic clue to mark the day and I just … Continue reading

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The Great Ire of London at a lounge near you

“You’re in charge,” The Shrink, my crossword companion, tells me. “Let’s hope the house is still here when we get back.”  The Shrink has taken our seven-year-old son out for the afternoon. I’m home alone with two-year-old Rachel. I’ve had enough news about … Continue reading

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Eric Miyeni joins the Departed Columnists’ Society …

Fail! Eric starts to mess with the City Press editor (6)*. I’m at a restaurant, trying to solve that crossword clue, when I notice three men and a woman speaking in hushed voices at a table nearby. One of the … Continue reading

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