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The Kids Are All Right

Posted by Riaz on August 31, 2012 in Movies |

It’s funny how you can stumble across films. I don’t think I would ever have watched The Kids Are All Right if I didn’t have a keen interest in the work of Mark Ruffalo. And that came about because I had recently watched Zodiac where he played Inspector David Toschi and felt he gave such […]

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Schrödinger’s nuts

Posted by Riaz on August 23, 2012 in Life |

Most of us are aware of the paradox of the famous imaginary experiment of Schrödinger’s cat. Briefly, it involves placing a cat in a box with a radioactive element that might or might not discharge a burst of harmful radiation that might or might not kill the cat. You might or might not check the box in […]

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Kate Bush – part 1

Posted by Riaz on August 18, 2012 in Music |

  Kate Bush has played a large part in my life. In my formative teenage years, lacking the sort of parents that could provide me with the sort of role model that could, well, sort me out, I looked further afield. In 1987 John Noakes was too bourgeois and Burt Bacharach wasn’t hip enough so that only […]

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Brief Encounter (1945). Directed by David Lean.

Posted by Riaz on August 6, 2012 in Movies |

At the beginning of the film Manhattan, Woody Allen, referring to the city, says “…I romanticised it out of all proportion.” That’s a bit like how I have dealt with love throughout my life. I have romanticised it out of all proportion. I have tried wooing women like Heathcliff by growing my hair long and […]

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