While not being a big TV-watcher, I did have two addictive relationships with the box: Lost and, along with one or two other people in the UK, The Apprentice. Now that they’re both finished, I don’t really feel anything missing from my life, just a sense of relief that I don’t have to consider these in planning my time. Sure we’ve got Sky Plus so I didn’t need to watch them when they were actually on, but usually I wanted to. The conflict with the urge to put more time into music is constant and disagreeable. Last night I had arranged to play a couple of songs with Nelson at The Listening Room and, coming home much later to watch the recording of the final of The Apprentice, I felt I’d won on all counts: I’d seen it but I’d still  given priority to  something more valuable and enjoyable.

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