Angry monkey

17 April 2017

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  I know I will speak for a lot of you out there, but do you know what really gets my goat? The roads of Dubai. Period. Pretty much everything about them gets my hackles up. ... Read more

02 April 2017

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Here’s a home truth – we’re awful, awful at taking criticism. We’re dominated by back-slapping awards, where papers self censor their news, where most magazines ... Read more

20 March 2017

All All That...Jazz?

All All That...Jazz?

So, I’ve kept quiet, I’ve kept schtum – which believe me, is harder than a Ben Klock mix – as the Emirates J*zz Festival has denigrated its name over the ... Read more

06 March 2017

Jumping the Dance Music Shark

Jumping the Dance Music Shark

Jumping the dance music shark  It used to be that sex sells - want to flog a car, then get a hot girl to leer lasciviously over it. Now, if you want to sell something to the ... Read more

06 February 2017

Dear Elton John

Dear Elton John

It’s not often I write personal letters – other than all those to the 7Days letters page, they were mostly me – but I felt obliged to write to you via this column ... Read more