Tom Fogarty - Doom & Gloom News

Tom Fog’s Doom & Gloom News

February 9th, 2019

January is always a long, slow month, and this January seems to have lasted for longer than most. This does not seem to have gone unnoticed elsewhere online, with...

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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...

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Auschwitz - by Tom Fogarty

Scratching the Auschwitz Itch

August 12th, 2018

In July I visited Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps in Poland, which is something I have wanted to do for a long time. Why this morbid choice of tourist...

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Victoria Park

June 10th, 2018

On 3rd of June Nick Cave headlined the closing day of All Points East Festival in Victoria Park, East London. He was among a strong lineup, including Patti Smith,...

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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...

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Resurrection Fest 2017

July 18th, 2017

I went to Resurrection Fest in July, a small(ish) rock festival in Northern Spain. The festival focuses predominately on extreme rock – heavy metal, black metal, punk and HXC...

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The Return of The Gary Glitter Twitter Bot

April 26th, 2017

“Hello, hello! It’s good to be back, it’s good to be back!” First off, the obligatory disclaimer: I am not a nonce and I do not condone kiddie-fiddling. Gary...

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Seven Years

October 1st, 2016

Last week I received a letter from the bank informing me that I have been paying my mortgage for seven years and summarised the payments I have made thus...

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Back in The Game (like Phil Mitchell on crack)

October 12th, 2014

Like Phil Mitchell on the crack, I’m back in the game! Well, sort of. At the very least I’ve re-done my website in an attempt to keep it fresh...

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Tom Fogarty - Rasputin

I’m Not Dead (part 2)

August 23rd, 2014

So, I’ve got to the age of 33 and a half, and I’m still not dead. I’ve not blogged much this year and I’m sure you’re all dying to...

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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...

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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...

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Tom Fog: Missing in Action

May 12th, 2013

First blog post since January. I wish I could say that I’ve been incredibly busy, doing really interesting things; but in truth, I couldn’t be arsed to write anything....

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Spider Web Design – Facebook Page

January 12th, 2013

I’ve been trying to keep myself busy recently, so I made a new portfolio site. It’s nothing flashy – it uses Twitter Bootstrap’s default 2-column layout, some Google web...

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New Twitter Header Profile Layout

September 22nd, 2012

Twitter launched it’s new Header profile layout this week, reminiscent of Facebook’s recent Timeline style. Surprisingly, Twitter were very low-key about the announcement, considering the new look is one...

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Hello world!

July 8th, 2012

So I’ve revamped my site after a long hiatus and I thought I’d kick off by using the classic “Hello World!” blog post. I’ve tried to make the site...

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Stuff for Sale (and life update)

March 18th, 2012

Been too busy to blog lately. Mainly because I’ve been spending long hours at work, and long hours at the pub. Not very interesting I’ll admit, but I did...

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Penny Black Music

November 19th, 2011

I’m pleased to announce that I now have my own page on Penny Black Music, where you can read all my articles and reviews. The direct link is:

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Arabrot Interview

November 15th, 2011

I’ve been neglecting this blog a lot lately, and recently I even deleted my Facebook and Twitter accounts – and everyone knows how much I love to tweet. I’ve...

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Music Journalism

October 8th, 2011

I’m now a music journalist for Penny Black Music (as well as being a web designer/developer, home tattooist, raconteur, artist etcetera). I’ve only done 4 reviews so far, and...

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Out To Lunch – Back Soon!

October 1st, 2011

It’s really very hot and sunny here in London, which is nice – but I’m also very skint and in a bad head space, which is not so nice....

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Tom Fogarty: Music Journalist

September 17th, 2011

BREAKING NEWS JUST IN… I am now a music journalist. Well, sort of. I’ve been taken on as a writer for Penny Black Music. It’s not paid work, but...

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September 17th, 2011

Not blogged in over a week. This is partly because there is lots going on, and there is nothing going on (any paraphrasing of Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities...

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Cactus News 2

August 2nd, 2011

Someone very special to me is going through a really rotten time at the moment, so I’m posting this as a stupid attempt to cheer them up. A while...

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Neglected Blog

July 9th, 2011

Dear blog, sorry for neglecting you – I will start adding regular posts again soon. I promise. Love, Tom xxx In the meantime, here’s a picture of a sexy...

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I’m Back! (new job)

April 17th, 2011

So I’ve not been blogging much in the last fortnight – most of you who follow me on Twitter will know that I’ve been “coding some PHP”, but that’s...

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I’m Not Dead

April 13th, 2011

I’ve not blogged for a while – but just wanted to let you know that I’m not dead (I’ve just been busy). I will definitely post a full update...

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This and That

March 9th, 2011

Not been posting much lately – but don’t worry – it’s not because I’m dead. Nor is it because I lead a rich and active social life. Mainly, I’ve...

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Tonight! Tonight!

February 26th, 2011

A blog post about this and that – a Friday night weekly round up… Been a funny week really; some ups, some downs – but good on the whole...

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Dulcet Tones

February 18th, 2011

If you’re fed up with your life, and really depressed – to the extent where you’ve lost all hope for the future – you could try calling the Samaritans....

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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...

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Airguns For Sale

December 20th, 2010

Impress your friends by packing heat – carry an airgun today! I bought these a few years ago – with the intention of selling them on the black market...

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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...

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New Rotating Flash Galleries on Site

November 22nd, 2010

I’ve got quite a few blog-worthy things to post about in the next few days; been to a couple of art exhibitions (Paul Gauguin and the Russian Criminal Tattoo...

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November 4th, 2010

Nothing too exciting, but I do like to report the latest site updates, yo. Left-hand menu bar. This was driving me up the wall, rendering differently in different browsers...

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Happy Halloween

November 1st, 2010

Being a morbid child, I always used to love Halloween. But then I grew up and got cynical, and now I don’t. This year I decided to make the...

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Blog Updates – Imported Archived Posts

September 26th, 2010

I’ve imported a load of my old blog posts from now defunct blogs (WordPress, Blogger etcetera). Personal favourites: Moustache Growing Documentation Photoshop Tattoos I always look so happy in...

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Cactus News!

September 11th, 2010

I know the real reason people read this blog is to monitor my cactus activity… Disaster! My cactus (or should that be “cacti” – I have more than one?)...

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2010 Blogging – Starts Now

August 3rd, 2010

As you may or may not know I’ve revamped the site and added this blog.  All my previous Blogger & WordPress entries have been imported below, just in case...

Read more » – COMING SOON!

April 4th, 2010

I’m currently designing a website for talented tattoo artist, Liam Sparkes. There’s only a holding page there at the moment, but have a look and keep checking back for...

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Tom Fogarty Moustache - 3 weeks

Moustaches Are Cool

January 17th, 2010

I was bored over Xmas, so inspired by the film Bronson, I decided to grow a moustache. According to ehow it takes a minimum of 6 weeks to grow...

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Spider Web Design


January 9th, 2010

The site is now re-designed and launched. There may be some minor tweaks required yet, but on the whole I’m very pleased with it. Visit

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First Blog, Shameless Promotion

December 13th, 2009

I’m trying to get more hits on my sites: and Any updates/ideas etcetera will be posted here, along with other nonsense I can be arsed to post…

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