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Matthew Brown
Tisbury, Wiltshire, UK
Productivity Ninja, writer, drummer, conceptualist
Interests: Productivity, adventure, drums, music, fiction, real ale, Harley Davidson motorcycles
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When my sister called at 08:27 on the Saturday morning, the dread thought recurred - this time, finally, correctly. He had been found on the floor - stretched out lengthwise, nearly filling the small galley kitchen. On the counter was the kettle, boiled, and a mug with a teabag in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2021 at Carpe Noctum
If I meet a friend, having planned to do so, I can get into terrible trouble. The Police might be involved, and I might get a fine for my disobedience. If, however, I bump into a friend serendipitously, I should be all right. The Police might not be involved, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2021 at Carpe Noctum
Cider Driven, in the end, mad by lockdown and in the attendant micro-tyranny, I telephoned James at 09:30 and asked if he was available for a glass of cider at the bottom of the park at 12:30. I heard him weighing up the personal and professional impact of such a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2021 at Carpe Noctum
The good Samaritan ends up covered in puke Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Carpe Noctum
What does "punctuality" mean? Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Carpe Noctum
We must stop getting distracted. All. The. Time. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2015 at Mox Nox In Rem
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at Mox Nox In Rem
Why we can't handle more than two things at once Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2015 at Mox Nox In Rem
We Live In A Land of Mickey Mouse Economics Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Quis Custodiet
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Carpe Noctum
Uncontrolled Mass Immigration Has Been a Disaster For This Country Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Quis Custodiet
While we are members of the EU we cannot make any of the changes necessary to restore this country to greatness. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at Quis Custodiet
Playing pool with a local nut-job Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Carpe Noctum
Voters have had enough of the actions of the lacklustre career politicians who govern us. UKIP offers hope for the future. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Quis Custodiet
Walking to the pub with children Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Carpe Noctum
The sun was out. I'm not saying that's unusual in Westbury. I have been visited the town twice, so a 50% track record of sunniness doesn't seem too bad compared to, say, Llandudno. Anyway, I took it as a good omen. Outside the community centre, picnic tables with red umbrellas... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Quis Custodiet
Four small (Latin) words that mean so much. Literally: “Soon nightfall. To the business”. Or, more colloquially, “Let’s get the show on the road”. Or, really, Let’s get on with it”. The point is this. There are a million things we could do today. We could watch TV. We could... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Mox Nox In Rem
And, another surprise. Is it my advancing years? Is it, finally, growing up? But, in a word, Jazz. What never made sense when I was young, now makes sense. I blame it on the turntable, and its ability to extract, forensically, the soul of the music. I blame it on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Mox Nox In Rem
Something I wasn’t expecting. The shift to classical. Whilst much of it felt inaccessible before, I can now chunk through the Ring Cycle (Solti, Vienna Philharmonic, 1958, Decca, 19 discs) at my leisure, with the detailed accompanying booklet, lyrics, etc. The package feels more generous than Spotify, let’s say. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Mox Nox In Rem
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Mox Nox In Rem
Seduced by a Rega RP6 turntable Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at Mox Nox In Rem
The three steps to banish email from your holiday Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Mox Nox In Rem
Time to throw away the Cds. And re-buy a turntable. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at Mox Nox In Rem
The best way to start 2014 Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at Carpe Noctum
The benefits of disconnecting Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Mox Nox In Rem