Category Archives: ShiverWriggle Thinks

Dear Lydia (Letter from Nigel Downs, General Manager, O2 Academy Brixton)

By: Lydia Crow ShiverWrigglers may recall Lydia Crow’s letter of complaint to the O2 Academy, Brixton in early December 2012. You can read it online here. Well, Nigel Downs, General Manager at the O2 Academy Brixton, has replied. Here is … Continue reading

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Birdsong

By: everylittlething   I listen for the geese as they direct each other over our home, from one feeding ground to another. I have tingled when I heard the swifts scream all around me. Winter sounds, summer songs, spring music, autumn … Continue reading

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Sea

By: everylittlething   Babar and Celeste, in a hot air balloon, survey the tiny houses, the field patterns and all of the pieces which make up the everyday patchwork of our lives, “And there was the sea, the great blue sea,” … Continue reading

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Franchise Success

By: Lydia Crow   “Well I do declare,” Said the man in first with a bowler hat And a rigid smile like the Cheshire cat, “That this here train has got it right.” “I quite agree,” Said the businessman with … Continue reading

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On Meaning: An Interview (Part #7)

By: Patrick   Read the previous part of the interview here.   Interviewer: What about marginal cases, in which the person is – arguably – incapable of loving, such as a miscarried baby, or a person in a ‘persistent vegetative state’? … Continue reading

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Frost

By: everylittlething   Frost matches snow for its ability to purify countryside and town.  Like most people,  I love the snow – the first real snow of the season is a source of great excitement.  Those people who tell you … Continue reading

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On Meaning: An Interview (Part #6)

By: Patrick   Read the previous part of the interview here.   Interviewer: Are there specific things that are fundamentally necessary for a meaningful life? Some may suggest that experiencing love, or living for a certain minimum amount of time, or … Continue reading

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Holly

By: everylittlething   How easy it is to forget the raw hands and wet socks of a snowball fight – to neglect to remind oneself that lying down with sunburnt shoulders is, to say the least, uncomfortable – and how the … Continue reading

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On Meaning: An Interview (Part #5)

By: Patrick   Read the previous part of the interview here.   Interviewer: Albert Camus made a famous reading of the Greek myth of Sisyphus in which he characterized human life as fundamentally absurd. The image of a man forced by … Continue reading

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Dear O2 Academy (Sadly, A Letter of Complaint)

By: Lydia Crow   Dear O2 Academy, Firstly, I would like to congratulate you on the well-organised and fabulous evening which was the Ben Folds Five gig last night. The organisation at the door was smooth, the venue amazing and … Continue reading

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