When Andy met Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene (via Skype, obviously)

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Broken Social Scene are one of, if not my favourite bands. Inevitably I got a bit carried away, and in this case it was largely during the intro of the piece. But I stand by it because it was the only way I could reach the very important line “the heart only ever breaks the same way”. The line itself is questionable, but with all the death and disease in this world there is absolutely no reason why I shouldn’t be able to compare my distress at the potential break-up of my favourite band with the plight of an Angolan beauty queen now, is there?

Here’s my interview with Broken Social Scene‘s Kevin Drew for The Line Of Best Fit:

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I’m a Friend of the Earth – do you want to be a Friend of the Earth too?

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I’m running the Bath half marathon in less than two weeks. I thought, this blog, this is the perfect place to talk about it. People might read it and sponsor me… yes, you… kind stranger, just looking to do your good deed for the day.

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Dear Hollyoaks… I’d like to apply to the position of script editor?

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Dear Hollyoaks recruitment team…

This is my dream job. I feel like I have a connection with the cast of Hollyoaks, despite coming to it at a late age (19) which only gave me, realistically, 18-22 months of acceptable further viewing. Some said I’d already reached that threshold.

But when I say connection to the cast, I really just mean one of them.

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405 Tech Round-Up: Google Plus has been assigned to the internet task force’s war against racism

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This is an excerpt of a satirical tech column I sometimes write for The 405 – click the link below to read the whole thing.

If you thought Google would have given up on Google Plus by now then you need to realise that Google will never give up. Ever. Unless it’s on Reader, which was a shame. Because Reader was cool. Either way, the reality is that Google is still fully on its mission to force us all to use Google Plus.

The latest news is that Google’s own video network YouTube will have its comments section revamped. To say this overhaul is overdue is a bit of an understatement. Many of us that grew up on the internet have slowly been indoctrinated into the bullying, sexist, racist world of YouTube comments. The internet certainly didn’t start out that way, or at least it took awhile for these miscreants to be given such an accessible soap box. We know to ignore them, albeit with a little more despair for the human race, but imagine being a teenager thrust into this world from the start.

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Andy Price interview – Cassette Culture, Music & The Co-op Meal Deal

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If you’ve been on here before you’ve probably noticed I play in a band sometimes, just for fun. But part of that fun is doing silly things like this.

Jodie is a good friend of mine and she does a good job writing about local music. When she put out a tweet the other night urgently looking for a band to interview for her October slot I put my hand up.

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405 Tech Round-Up: The iPhone 5s & 5c went on sale today – but how did they handle the pressure at Apple HQ?

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This is an excerpt of a satirical tech column I sometimes write for The 405 – click the link below to read the whole thing. 

This week started pretty well for Apple – the run up to the release of the iPhone 5s and 5c saw hundreds of their most loyal customers take camp outside Apple stores with an aching in their loins for fingerprint technology and 64 megabits. The queues fueled the usual stories in the press. Who are these geeks asked the Telegraph like it’s still 2001 and nerd glasses and geek culture isn’t actually a celebrity endorsed fashion empire…

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