Beans on Toast

Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, Brighton – January 27th, 2017

Anyone who’s seen Beans On Toast before will know his act isn’t one for corporate arenas, making him the perfect champion for Independent Venue Week, which he’s supporting with seven days of gigs across Southern England and Wales.

That’s not to say the Braintree singer-sonwriter can’t hold his own on the big stage. He’s a regular at festivals all over the country and over the past few years has supported Frank Turner many times during his friend’s rise to fame, culminating at Wembley Arena in 2012.

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Remove Spigot Malware on Mac

Apps Like 'TuneUp' Bundled with Yahoo Adware

Beware of adware and malware on the Mac. It can’t do much damage on OS X (macOS), but it’s incredibly annoyingly and trivial to remove.

I first came across the Mac app TuneUp a few years ago. It was essentially an iTunes extension that helps you clean up your library by identifying unnamed songs and adding track names and cover art.

Like many others, my iTunes music collection largely halted a few years ago with the advent of Spotify. 

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GOTB – Year in Review 2016

Well that flew by didn’t it. Last year saw the inaugural review of this blog’s output, and thankfully things have gone onwards and upwards from there.

Stats

  • 2016 saw 8,365 unique visitors to the site overall (up from 5,292 in 2015).
  • December 2016 was the highest month on record with 1,295 views.
  • Over half the views were from the UK, USA second and Canada third.

Articles

This year saw 24 articles published. Not nearly as many as I’d hoped but still a step in the right direction.

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Last Night’s TV: Jonathan Creek: Daemons’ Roost

BBC One, 9pm

Finally, Jonathan Creek is back. Not just literally on our screens, but – after a spate of recent changes to the character and disappointing episodes – with a genuine return to form in this intriguing, if overlong, mystery.

This review contains spoilers. If you don’t want to know more than you should, look away now…

First, a recap. Originally Johnathan Creek took a fairly regular path – four series aired until 2004 – before retuning for two specials in 2009 and 2010.

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