The Spikes of Frago

January 10, 2012

A genuine statistical infographic, earlier today

It sounds like it ought to be an obscure inscription on a map in a Tolkien novel, but the title of this post refers to the immediate and dramatic increase I see in visits to this site whenever blog posts here are linked to in the Frago section of Aviation Week's Ares defence (sorry, defense) blog. With that in mind, I should perhaps explain a couple of things to new visitors.

First, apologies if you expect everything here to be defence-related: I write about other stuff too, particularly hip hop music and occasionally cricket. The "trifecta", as I believe Americans may refer to it, would be achieved when and if I get to do another interview with Canibus, who is not only one of the greatest rappers of all time, and certainly the only one who's ever managed to rhyme "desert facility" with "Pratt & Whitney", he joined the US Army after 9/11 and his dad opened the batting for the West Indies, scoring centuries against Australia and India (I've interviewed him several times, but not since I've been writing regularly about defence).

If you like what you read here, please let me know. You can leave comments on any of the blogs: comments are moderated, but that's only to keep out the spam (if I didn't do this every post would be appended by lenghty screeds of nonsensical text and links encouraging you to buy various kinds of prescription medicines) and you don't have to create an account or sign up (that would just be too ironic). If you want to be kept informed of new posts, please add your address to the mailing list, and you'll get an email when I put something new on the blog (again, no account or password required: and I don't store any details other than email addresses). And if by any chance you run a magazine or website, or otherwise have need of a writer, and feel that I might fit the bill, please email me. I'm always keen to talk to anyone who might have some (paid) work for me to do. 

Continued thanks to Sean Meade and everyone else at Ares/AvWeek for linking to my work. I hope readers coming through from there find at least some of it useful and/or interesting.


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