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Book Reviews

The Sellout by Paul Beatty – Book Review

The Sellout is a deftly woven tale of one man who tries to put his hometown, Dickens (a little-known region of Los Angeles) back on the map after it is removed in a wanton act of gentrification. I’m not sure I’m qualified to write a review of The Sellout. It’s a book that made my […]

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Book Reviews

Finish by Jon Acuff – Book Review

This week I read Jon Acuff’s Finish. Unlike an earlier book of his (titled Start), Finish is aimed at people who have no trouble starting projects, but struggle to reach the end of their goals, for myriad reasons. (Hello!) It’s a motivational book which has at its heart a simple premise; perfectionism is the enemy.

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General

Newsflash!

It’s been quite a while since I wrote anything on this blog, especially considering the regularity with which I used to update it. So, here’s a few things that have changed on the blog, apart from the url (which is now blog.grahamo.com)… Friday review is no more No kidding, you say? It’s true, it has […]

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Faith

God in the machine

Are you anxious about what the future holds and the rate at which technology, especially Artificial Intelligence, is advancing? What happens when we’re no longer the most intelligent beings on the planet?

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Friday Review

Big tubes, Hamilton, and Email in Real Life

Welcome to Friday Review no. 15! Well this week has been a scorcher whilst stuck at work – but I’m off to Kent for the weekend and of course it’s going to rain. Such is life! Here’s this week’s Friday Review – a little short as I’ve also just finished my review of Hamilton (theatre), […]

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Theatre Reviews

Hamilton! – Theatre Review

It’s tough growing up as the only boy with three sisters. (Tough for them, they might say). We had a tradition where, usually at Christmas or other large dinner occasions, we kids would be tasked with doing a huge amount of washing up and drying. One would wash, three would dry, usually standing around impatiently […]

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Friday Review

Pride and Breadjudice, Dan Tom, and the English Alphabet

Welcome to Friday Review no. 14, a collection of fun and interesting things that I’ve found from around the web! Top Tweets In a break from tradition I’m going to start this week’s Friday Review with my top tweets! Hurrah! SUSPENDED ANIMATION: SUSPENDED ANIMATION is an anagram of ‘supine man is not dead’. — Haggard […]

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Friday Review

iPhone Movies, Wes Anderson, and a Looping Tuba

Welcome back to Friday Review, a fast food style weekly roundup of internetish things along with a seasoning of grahamo.com updates – it may not be entirely substantial, but sometimes it’s just what you want for breakfast. New this week I was fascinated to see a feature length movie has been released that was entirely […]

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Filmmaking Projects

Daniel Herskedal – The Mistral Noir

This is a short post about a music video I put together for jazz artist Daniel Herskedal. Watch the film above or continue reading for a little more information about the process. Daniel Herskedal is one of the very talented jazz artists on the British jazz record label Edition Records. He’s a virtuosic tuba player […]

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Film Reviews

Isle of Dogs – Film Review

I’ve seen the film, and here’s my Isle of Dogs review… I can remember feeling vaguely irritated when I was first introduced to the director Wes Anderson in an incredulous manner by a friend, ‘duh, you don’t know Wes Anderson?’. Wait, what do you mean; you don’t know who Wes Anderson is? Okay, that’s hypocritical of […]