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Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Editor, Old Trafford News
Location Manchester, United Kingdom
Introduction Hello. I'm Ally, co-ordinating editor of Old Trafford News community magazine ( Do please visit the site, if you came in from the other direction. I've been a writer and journalist for many, many years, writing on issues including social affairs, the environment, news, arts, literature and music. I was arts and music editor of the Big Issue in the North for a fair while. I'm a contributing author to 'Crossfade: A Big Chill Anthology' (Serpent's Tail). And I am co-author of The Community Radio Toolkit, a guide to setting up and running community media projects. (
Favorite Movies This month oi is mostly loving Hot Fuzz.
Favorite Music This month oi is mostly loving: Bobby Conn - King For A Day, / The Stooges - The Weirdness, / Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid - Tongue, / The Earlies - The Enemy Chorus, / Aus - Curveland, / Arve Henrikson - Strjohn, / Moskitoo - Drape, / Cornelius - Sensuous... This month oi is mostly being disappointed by Jamie T - Panic Prevention, Air - Pocket Symphony
Favorite Books Most recently loved: Kurt Vonnegut - A Man Without A Country; DBC Pierre - Ludmilla's Broken Country

Compose the lyrics to a new national anthem that features an animal sound at least once:

The British flag has many triangles. It flies high and brave except when it dangles. It covers the world in red white and blue. Making proud men salute and proud cows say moo.