Category Archives: Top Class Wednesday Update

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE IS ALL ABOUT EFFICIENCY

Hello, Natalie here. Mr P is off on holiday, enjoying the balmy 7-degree temperatures of somewhere in Scottishland, so it falls to me to update you all this week. I had the genuine pleasure of attending the PA 360 conference […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE EMBRACES RESISTENTIALISM

Have you ever heard of Paul Jennings? You know, the humourist who worked for The Observer throughout the fifties and sixties and who wrote The Great Jelly Of London? I haven’t, but for the purposes of this week’s Update I’ll […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE BUILDS BACK…OH NEVER MIND

Some weeks the initial whimsy just defeats you. In a world of government by bantz, where auto-satire is somehow all good, where there are no surprises and where everything everyone said would happen is now happening, where does a humble […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE NEVER RUNS OUT OF GAS

So, so many gas jokes you could make this week – do you go down the industry being full of hot air route, the Mark-Locke-with-a-hangover-after-the-Platform-Awards route, the wasn’t-me-it-was-the-dog route, or simply repeat Marina Hyde’s gag of this morning that if […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE WILL JUST HAVE A WEE SLICE

It’s our birthday! Happy birthday to us, etc. The lang cat is 11 today; that’s roughly the expected lifespan of one emu and you can’t knock that. I just read the birthday TCWU I did last year about going from […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE IS WAY DOWN IN THE HOLE

Back to it, then, and the sound of the industry’s engine grinding back into gear is deafening. We go again, because the game is out there, and it’s either play or get played. We’ll come back to that. It’s our […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE CAPTURES ALL AVAILABLE RETURNS

September comes around again, and to mark the turning of the calendar page there is condensation on the windows this morning. But there’s sunshine too, and a sense of getting back down to it after the interruptions of the summer, […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE IS JUST A SHOT AWAY

My favourite story about Charlie Watts is that apparently during the recording of one of the Rolling Stones’ less celebrated albums in the mid-1970s, he was, er, exploring the further reaches of pharmaceutical assistance and was sleeping the effects off […]