Christmas Cash Cow ~ or ~ write a Christmas song and be set for life

The cash register ‘ka-ching’ at the start of Wizards “I Wish it could be Christmas Everyday” signalled that Roy Wood knew he was onto something that would ensure he always received a Christmas bonus. It’s something that’s become a modern myth; get a Christmas hit or a Christmas number one single (even if it has nothing to do with Christmas) and you’ll be set for life. It sure seems that if you’re lucky enough to land a catchy Christmas tune then you’ll never have another frugal Christmas again. But of course this is far from the truth. First of all I’ll address the obvious flaw in that model, the Christmas Number One single. Continue reading “Christmas Cash Cow ~ or ~ write a Christmas song and be set for life”

It’s Physics Jim But Not As We Know It? ~ or ~ the Higgs Boson as a layman understands it

Well there was a spectacular misfire today as all the hype surrounding the announcement by CERN, expected by many to offer clear evidence of the discovery of the Higgs Boson ended up being a bit of a damp fuse. But why all the fuss and what is the Higgs Boson anyway? Continue reading “It’s Physics Jim But Not As We Know It? ~ or ~ the Higgs Boson as a layman understands it”