Musings From The Padded Cell

Archives for October 2013

Don’t Look Back – The Tongue & Chips Tour 1990

Nostalgia is big business these days and it’s often easier to look back than contemplate an uncertain future, what with the daily bombardment of good news. Personally, I always try to avoid reunions though; I have a reunion with my face each morning and that is enough for me. Generally nostalgic gatherings are only ever […]

Living in a “Crap Town” – Part 2

“Quality of life in Bradford is the worst in the UK!” so screamed the headline the other night on the front of the local rag, Bradford’s Telegraph & Argus. Had the rag finally given up on it’s hometown? Or had no drug dealers been convicted leaving it a slow news day? Hot on the heels […]

Living in a “Crap Town”.

Ten years ago a book called ‘Crap Towns: The 50 Worst Places to Live in the UK’ was published by co-authors Dan Kieran and Sam Jordison; topping the bill was Hull. Fearing the worst I bought a copy to see where my home town – Bradford – featured. Unbelievably, Bradford was nowhere to be seen. […]