the accidental music journalist

Sabuhi (Mir) Gard
My debut autobiographical novel is about falling into music journalism at the height of Britpop in the 1990s and trying to make a career out of it.
Created 01 Sep 2021
  • Chapter 9
    11 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    I think shouting at New Labour supporters was a death-knell in more ways than one. Things were not getting easier for me with the other students at King’either. I was just not fitting in. I was attrac...
  • Chapter 8
    29 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    I found myself increasingly humming D-Ream’s song ‘Things can only get better” in my lectures, which was not good. It was halfway through 1997 and I was just about to sit my finals, and there was a Ge...
  • Chapter 7
    27 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Caroline managed to put behind “Janus-gate” – EVENTUALLY, and enter another edition of the student newspaper for the NUS Student Media Awards, which was still going to be judged by Guardian Editor – “...
  • Chapter 6
    23 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    OK she hadn’t seen the typo. I thought she is going to FLIP “BIG TIME!” when she does. “Great layout, I didn’t know you went to see Pulp this week, they are gre-.” She stopped. “Who the hell is JANUS ...
  • Chapter 5
    19 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    “You know I can recite parts of Homer’s Odyssey in the ACTUAL Homeric Greek…” “Give it a rest, Sabrina, what a load of bollocks,” said Caroline rather angrily. “We are on deadline, and you reciting th...
  • Chapter 4
    17 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    My friends at King’s were a mixed bunch. There was Caroline, a second-year Classics student, Larry a mature student – he fancied himself as a bit of a Roger Daltrey type. Larry and his brother Quinn p...
  • Chapter 3
    16 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Not to make a sweeping generalisation but people who study Classical Civilisation are weird. They have an innate belief that without Greek and Roman civilisation we would not exist, which is true to a...
  • Chapter 2
    15 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    The good thing about going to university in London in the 1990s is that you didn’t have to pay any tuition fees. I got a BC offer to read Classical Studies at King’s College London after doing far too...
  • Chapter 1
    13 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    In front of me stood a woman, slight in demeanour, possibly 5ft tall, dressed head to toe in traditional Arabic dress – in short – a burka. She had kicked the toilet door, so it was semi on its hinges...
  • the accidental music journalist
    01 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
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