Tom Girard - Picture By Steve Sarre 04-07-17
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Well like many other blogs on the big wide world of the internet this one takes a look at film, music and, occasionally, books and wrestling and gives you an opinion on them.

My aim with this blog is give my views on what I see, hear and read in the fair and balanced way I feel they deserve.

With that said a little bit on my philosophy of criticism (which sounds a lot fancier than it really is).

My aim is take anything from a fair perspective and give my honest opinions on them whether they are already perceived as classics, are new releases or are generally considered as utter rubbish — it has to be said I already don’t like quite a few so-called classic records and films and definitely have a soft spot for the rubbish but entertaining.

While I will not be focussing on any specific genres or styles my writing will follow my natural inclinations so there is likely to be a random selection of movies and rock ‘n’ roll records, alongside blockbuster movies and whatever music may happen to take my fancy, which spans a lot of things and hopefully will continue to expand, and books wise is likely to be a lot of film and music related things, along with comics.

There may also be blogs on random other subjects as they come up, but we shall see what happens there!

You can follow me on Twitter for all my random thoughts which don’t make a full blog, as well as bits that might, by checking out @TomGirard, and I have a YouTube channel as well (though I don’t post as much on there as I used to).

Away from this blog I have been presenting and producing BBC Introducing Guernsey, a part of the UK wide BBC Introducing network, since its launch in 2008 (as well as producing online content in a similar context since 2006) and write regular music reviews for the The Guernsey Press as well as occasional music reviews for other publications (this blog acts as something of an archive for all this as well).

I also play my own (and other people’s) music with The Phantom Cosmonaut. We are a duo (guitar and drums) who play what we call Strong Style Rock ‘n’ Roll. You can follow The Phantom Cosmonaut on Twitter @FantomCosmonaut, on YouTube and Soundcloud as well.

All views and opinions posted on this blog are mine and not those of any of the companies or organisations I work for.


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