It's eighteen years, this month, since Nonemoreblack and I ran the first Carpe Noctum club night. To mark the event, I spent way too much of my time putting together some footage to show between our two headliners at our 18th birthday bash. It's ridiculous, overblown, unnecessary …. and great fun! As you can see, … Continue reading Eighteen Years, and What Have We Learned?
I run my club, Carpe Noctum, on a not-for-profit basis. That means I aim to - roughly, over the medium term - match expenses with incomings. I've got a day job; running gigs and clubs is what I do for "fun". So why do you have to pay to get in? A fair question, if … Continue reading Where does my fiver go?
It's lovely to be nominated for an award. Truly it is. It means that somebody, somewhere, has taken the time out to suggest that your <whatever> is done well, and worthy of recognition. I've been lucky enough to have my event, Carpe Noctum, put up for two awards this year (Auxiliary Magazine's "Best Club, 2016", … Continue reading Won’t you accept my award?
It's one of those classic interview questions: "How many piano tuners are there in Seattle?" It's all about reasonable estimates and back-of-a-fag-packet calculations to come up with a number that's hopefully within an order of magnitude of the actual result. The trope codifier (warning: TV Tropes link!) is the Fermi Paradox, which asks the existential … Continue reading How many goths are there in the UK?