Author: coxy

  • A Gut Feeling 🎶

    A Gut Feeling 🎶

    One of my favourite bands, Cassels, have pushed their upcoming release to their Bandcamp page, available as a digital download, on CD and vinyl. With a release date of 1st January 2022, it’s a pre-order listing – but you should jump over to Bandcamp and give the available tracks a listen and support the band […]

  • New music playlist

    New music playlist

    For the longest time, I’ve leafed through the digital pages of DIY Magazine — a great site for music news, reviews, etc. Whenever they rated an album or EP a score of 4 stars or more, I’ve added a track from that release to an Apple Music playlist; 🎧 DIY ★★★★☆ or more Now, that […]

  • We bought an apartment 🏡

    We bought an apartment 🏡

    Today, my wife and I officially took the jump on to the housing market and agreed a deal with the existing owners of a nice little space in Rodeløkka, in central Oslo. I’m so excited about the purchase and proud to have saved up the money for the apartment myself. Now it’s a case of […]

  • SPIJØNGET (Chapter One)

    SPIJØNGET (Chapter One)

    I recently discovered this EP by Lwandile Nkanyuza (aka ByLwansta) on the album-artwork-based music-streaming service Sleevenote. ByLwansta is a rapper, record producer, art director and graphic designer from South Africa. SPIJØNGET is a three-part series of hip-hop/rap recordings and this is the first of those three releases. If you’ve got a spare 18 minutes of […]

  • New additions 🚲

    New additions 🚲

    After living in Oslo for many years and relying on the city bike scheme to get me from A to Å (or not, as there would often be a shortage of available bikes), I took the plunge and bought myself a bike. But that’s old news. The new news is all the new parts I’ve […]

  • Summer 🌻

    Summer 🌻

    I’ve really enjoyed the past few months; being able to spend some quality time with my daughter, enjoying the sunshine with friends, getting back to the office for work, and cycling through the city to see the sights and sounds of Oslo. My iPhone tells me I have had about 5 hours each night in […]

  • Anbernic RG351V

    Anbernic RG351V

    I bought an Anbernic RG351V. After seeing someone mention retro gaming on Twitter, I suddenly thought about all the many hours of gaming I’ve enjoyed over the years. My brother and I shared a second-hand Commodore Vic-20 and played on a black and white TV. Once you plugged it in, you had to tweak a […]

  • The Pronoun Icon

    The Pronoun Icon

    Having worked on a project for some time around gender pronouns, it became evident that there was no universal symbol or icon to represent the concept of a pronoun. The only icon that came up in online search results was the abbreviation “Pron” with a block of background colour. This is an abbreviation of an […]

  • Merchandise

    Merchandise

    I recently added my little social network logo to Red Bubble – which means you can now buy a whole plethora of oslo.town merchandise. oslo.town has recently topped 100 members and was never meant to be a big thing, so I’m quite happy with this. And, I’m not expecting to see people (other than myself) […]

  • Twitch

    Twitch

    Recently when I’ve been playing Dead or Alive 6, Fall Guys, or Fortnite, I’ve also been streaming the gameplay. I have a decent microphone and a decent camera, but since my gaming setup is literally an Xbox controller plugged into a custom-built PC sat below the TV in my lounge, I don’t have a fancy […]

  • Whole Damn Body

    Whole Damn Body

    Today (one of) my favourite bands Los Campesinos! released music exclusively on Bandcamp. Whole Damn Body is a collection of remastered 7″ records and standalone tracks created at the time of the album Hello Sadness. This is the first time these 7 tracks, some of them cult fan favourites, have been available for a decade – and the […]

  • My career as a football manager

    My career as a football manager

    Back in December, I started a game of Football Manager Touch. You might remember because I blogged about it. Or, you might not remember because you have better things to remember. Anyway, I guess I’m not a big gamer. It’s the start of May (in real life – not in the game) and I’ve only […]

  • DREAM DEATH

    DREAM DEATH

    One of the bands I used to love was Liverpool’s Hot Club de Paris. I pretty much own all their releases and have seen them play more times than I have fingers. And I have all ten fingers (even though two of them are commonly known as thumbs). Paul Rafferty of Hot Club has teamed […]

  • Know when you are being scammed and how to report it

    Know when you are being scammed and how to report it

    Quite often when people say they have been “hacked” it turns out they haven’t been hacked. They’ve often fallen victim to something called “phishing”. That’s the term used when someone creates a fake website that looks like a real website to trick you. You might often get emails that look like they are from your […]