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About jimmyjazz1080

Jimmy Richards is a musician, songwriter and video blogger based in Glasgow, Scotland. He likes single malts, tetley tea and baked goods.

I got a new blog!

Subscribers, listeners, casual fans… lend me your ears! I’ve migrated the blog over to a new site in keeping with my change in name. As of this month, the domain name jimmyrichards.co.uk will no longer be a thing. So if … Continue reading

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Quarter Life Identity Crisis: On Changing Names Mid Career

When I was a teenager, I honestly believed that there were people out there who would search me out and kill me should I give them my full name or any hint as to where I lived while on the … Continue reading

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The Seven Elements of a Creative Personality (Lifehacker)

I’ve been reading an article on Lifehacker about the personality traits normally exhibited by creative people. These include hunger for originality, volatile personal relationships and “being a pain in the ass.” In other news, bears have begun their protest at … Continue reading

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Be Prepared!: How To Prepare For Exams

Lets face it, I’m not an academic by any stretch of the imagination. I’ve never gotten consistent grades in anything. The subjects I excelled in throughout High School were things you could argue I had a natural talent for (mainly … Continue reading

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Why are there no right wing comedians?

Not really a post as such, but read this little article in the New Statesman and wanted to share a quote by one of my favourite comedians, Mr Stewart Lee: The African-American stand-up Chris Rock maintained that stand-up comedy should … Continue reading

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Night of Wolves – Review

It’s always nice to get free things. Free coffee. Free beer. Free anything short of disease and bacon. But free books? Free books are a rarity for me. So when I found David Dalglish’s Night of Wolves for free on … Continue reading

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Doing Standup In TheBasement

This was my second ever standup gig, and it was last night in Ayr at a place called The Basement Coffee House. Apologies for the coffee grinder noise

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