Tom Fogarty's favourite albums


May 23rd, 2020

Here in the UK, we are at the end of week 10 of lockdown and I have recently sensed a shift in attitude. In the early days of our...

Read more »

Tom Fog’s New Year’s Resolutions 2020

January 6th, 2020

January is upon us again, the excesses of Xmas and New Year consigned to the recycle bin of the recent past – and it’s the dawn of a new...

Read more »

2019 in Review

December 24th, 2019

The time is finally here, the moment has come – the highlight of your year, humble reader – my annual review of the last 12 months! 2019 also marks...

Read more »

Full Moon on Friday 13th

September 14th, 2019

Yesterday was Friday the 13th. I know this because it was a Friday and it also happened to be the thirteenth day of the month. Famed for being an...

Read more »
Abney Park Cemetery 2019

Abney Park Cemetery (with pictures)

July 28th, 2019

This week I went to Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington, which is one of London’s “Magnificent Seven“. For anyone not in the know, these are a septet of...

Read more »

List Mania 13: Tom’s TV Brainwaves

June 15th, 2019

It’s a well known fact that the single-most important invention in the entire history of mankind is the television. Where would we be without the telly? Well apart from...

Read more »

Tom’s Alternative New Year’s Resolutions 2019

January 12th, 2019

A couple of weeks back in early January, I laid down my plans for some new year’s resolutions I intend to follow throughout 2019 (and maybe beyond, depending on...

Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions 2019

January 5th, 2019

I didn’t bother setting myself any new year’s resolutions last year, mainly because I thought I’d achieved enough and could do with a rest. How can you improve on...

Read more »
Duncan X hands tattoos on Tom Fogarty

2018 in Review

December 26th, 2018

This won’t be a particularly funny post (if at all), mainly because 2018 has been quite a good year for me. Comedy is just bad stuff that happens to...

Read more »
Tom Fogarty on the razzle

List Mania 12: November Retox

November 6th, 2018

As an antidote to last month’s Stoptober malarkie, here’s an itinerary I’ve devised for you to follow during November. 1. Red wine. Halloween-themed. Sort of. Post-Samhain, the 1st of November...

Read more »
Tom Fogarty getting tattooed in Italy by Gian Maurizio Fercioni

A Big Fuckoff List of Tattooists

April 7th, 2018

You know when you’re writing and stuff, be it a blog post, or book, a thesis, police statement, the occasional letter to the reader’s page of Razzle etcetera –...

Read more »

Music Reviews 2011-2016

March 1st, 2018

I feel it only fair to warn you that this blog post consists of two things I am obsessive about; music and making lists. It does not, however, feature...

Read more »
Russian Criminal Tattoos

Things Not To Say To Someone with Tattoos

January 26th, 2018

The full title to this blog post should have been “Things Not To Say To Someone with Tattoos (i.e me) – Especially if You Don’t Know Them” – but...

Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions 2018

January 5th, 2018

So, it’s just over a year since I didn’t become a better person, which means it must be that time again when I set out my goals for the...

Read more »
Tom Fogarty: 2017 in Review

2017 in Review

December 27th, 2017

Here’s my very short review of the year; it won’t feature anything topical such as current affairs or any noteworthy news items, it will just be about me and...

Read more »
Yule Tide

Tom Fog’s Xmas Wish List 2017

December 20th, 2017

World peace. Not because I especially want to make the world a better and more harmonious place; I just want a bit of peace and quiet, without idiots getting...

Read more »
Tom Fogarty - List Mania

List Mania 11: October Horror Films

November 5th, 2017

October was a quiet month for me, so I decided to use my free time constructively and watched as many horror films as possible in the build up to...

Read more »
Tom Fogarty's Wad

Tax That!

October 11th, 2017

In these times of political change, it is uncertain what the future has in store for Britain financially and politically. Will Brexit lead to a stronger economic stability down...

Read more »
Tom Fogarty - Stress

Tom’s Guide to Dealing with Stress

September 10th, 2017

Modern life can be stressful for all manner of reasons – work, money, bills, relationships, housing etcetera. At times we can all get down about these common pressures –...

Read more »
Ouija Board - by Tom Fogarty

Tom’s Guide to SEO

August 10th, 2017

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation and is a way of fine-tuning your website’s content so that it appears higher in the search engine results when people browse for...

Read more »

Tom’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

February 13th, 2017

With VD just around the corner (or as it is also sometimes known, Valentine’s Day), I thought I’d take the opportunity to pass on some of my vast dating...

Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions 2017

January 22nd, 2017

People usually make their New Year’s Resolutions in the first few days of January, but real life was put on hold for me at the beginning of 2017 as...

Read more »
Tom Fogarty & Aladdin

2016 in Review (or why you shouldn’t wax your balls at home)

December 5th, 2016

I usually write a roundup of my shit life at the end of each year, and this time I’m doing it slightly earlier than usual as I’m buggering off...

Read more »

Tom’s Top Halloween Jokes

October 19th, 2016

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought it might be nice to share with you some of my favourite Halloween jokes you can play this year. Fun for...

Read more »

List Mania 10: Things I Hate

September 14th, 2016

In his latest (and rather good) book, The Road to Little Dribbling, Bill Bryson proposes the idea of what he calls “Reflex Loathing“. This notion is simply that that...

Read more »
Twitter Screenshot - by Tom Fogarty


September 8th, 2016

The 3rd of July this year marked the 45th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death. As controversial frontman of The Doors, Morrison was my first rock hero, and played no...

Read more »

Happy Birthday Tom Fog: Part 2

January 17th, 2016

As previously mentioned, my birthday this year was somewhat overshadowed by the sudden death of rock legend, Lemmy. Following suit, David Bowie decided to drop down dead a few...

Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions 2016

January 5th, 2016

Only a mere 5 days into the new year and here are my resolutions for 2016 (mainly composed at the local Weatherspoon’s). The list will not include anything like...

Read more »

Gigs, Gigs, Gigs (Lists, Lists, Lists)

August 17th, 2015

I was speaking to someone the other day (I can’t remember where, so it was probably at the pub) – who said they had saved every ticket from every...

Read more »

Tattoo Stats

April 6th, 2015

One of my most popular blog posts was back in 2010 where I listed out all my tattoos and the meanings behind them. Needless to say, I’ve had quite...

Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions 2015

January 2nd, 2015

Here’s my obligatory list of New Year’s Resolutions for the next year. New year, new me – and all that bollocks. It’s worth pointing out that this year I...

Read more »

List Mania 9: Things To Do in Camberwell When You’re Skint

October 26th, 2014

I’m desperately trying to save money for my holiday at the moment, but this is so hard to do when living in such an expensive city as London. Based...

Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

January 19th, 2014

Most people make their New Year’s resolutions on 1st of January, don’t they? Well not this cat. Mainly because I was in Thailand on that date, but also because...

Read more »
Tom Fogarty - with beard

2013 Roundup

November 17th, 2013

I haven’t been blogging very often this year, and seeing as I’m off to Thailand in under 4 weeks – this will probably be the last chance where I...

Read more »

List Mania 8: Things To Do With a 3D Printer

June 23rd, 2013

3D printers are all the rage at the moment (apparently) – although I’ve yet to meet anyone who actually has one. In any event, I thought I’d spend a...

Read more »

2012 in Review

December 29th, 2012

2012 has been an eventful year, one way or another – so here’s my roundup (plus my resolutions for 2013). As mentioned in my previous entry, I went to...

Read more »

2012 Gigs

December 22nd, 2012

It’s that time of year again when I start assessing what I’ve been up to for the previous 12 months, so here’s a rundown of the gigs I’ve seen...

Read more »

List Mania 7: Drinking

December 18th, 2012

I’ve been trying to lay off the booze recently because it’s not good my mental well-being (or my wallet). Wouldn’t it be good though to be able to keep...

Read more »

List Mania 6: 10 Gigs I Wish I Could Have Seen

December 3rd, 2012

Monday night used to be my Monday Night List Mania feature… (well it was on 5 occassions last year anyway). I thought I’d start doing it again, at least...

Read more »

10 Best Twitter Bots

November 26th, 2011

It’s coming up to a year since I made the Gary Glitter Twitter Bot – I still get abuse for it daily – but it’s managed to attract 150...

Read more »

List Mania 5: Tattoo Artists

June 13th, 2011

It’s been a while, but I thought it was time for another Monday Night List Mania. I’ve not blogged much lately because I’ve been doing long hours at work,...

Read more »

List Mania 4: Punk Bands!

April 26th, 2011

Not done one of these for a while. Here’s my Top 10 Favourite punk bands of all time: The Misfits – hailing from New Jersey (home of The Toxic...

Read more »

List Mania 3: Hellraisers

March 14th, 2011

I’ve gone off the rails a bit lately – and this weekend seemed to be the pinnacle of that. The highs have been very high and the lows have...

Read more »

List Mania 2: Porno Titles

March 7th, 2011

Following on from Last Monday’s List Mania, here is my list of imaginary porno titles. The only rules were 1. They had to be made up 2. They had...

Read more »

List Mania!

February 28th, 2011

Everyone knows that Mondays are shit. It’s just the way it is. The true pessimist knows that Tuesdays, however, are far worse. When Monday arrives you normally get empowered...

Read more »

Film Roundup 2010

January 2nd, 2011

Went to see Machete today, mainly because I was bored and I just wanted to escape from the flat. It was quite good fun and cheered me up, but...

Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for 2011

January 1st, 2011

This definitely just an excuse to make a list (I do like making pointless lists). Go on holiday (i.e a holiday longer than 2 days, and where I do...

Read more »

Scissor Sisters Gig (and 2010 gig roundup)

December 19th, 2010

Went to see Scissor Sisters last Wednesday at the O2 and had a really fun time. I’m not usually a massive fan of this band, but the tickets were...

Read more »

Sometimes Texts Rock My Socks!

December 18th, 2010

When I was younger, I used to love getting texts – but these days if I receive one out of the blue, it is usually about work. Every so...

Read more »
Bobby George

Tom’s Darts Roundup

November 16th, 2010

As the Grand Slam of darts is on ITV4 this week, I thought I’d do a quick roundup. Not of the tournament results mind you, but of my favourite...

Read more »