5 songs for Plagiarism and Cryptonesia

Listening to Kanye West’s masterpiece My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, it occurred to me that West has built his empire not only on talent, and hard work, but the ability to recycle the material…

Controversy at GUSA Quiz

A promotional video by Glasgow University Sports Association has gone viral after being broadcast at the sports association’s annual quiz. In just 24 hours, the video – entitled ‘GUSA and a Beat’ – received just…

In praise of dropping out

I dropped out of Glasgow University in October 2009, a few weeks into my second year and it was the best decision I have made to date. I came back a year later to do…

Sculpting it

Good things come to those that wait. Back in September of 2011 – I bumped into a certain Thomas Hall around Glasgow University.  It was a typically dour Glasgow day, water gleaming on slippery pavements, the…