New Year, New Blog!

January 17, 2010

OK, so we are 17 days into the glorious year of 2010, but nows the time for the announcement!

From now on, the blog will be changing ever so slightly. Don’t worry, it’ll still look pretty much the same, but the content is the main difference.

Until now, I’ve always focused on features and although these are good, they are time consuming, require a lot of thought

and I’ve sometimes been lazy…

and can therefore result in the site not getting updated much.

That’s why from now on, I’ll be concentrating in much shorter snaps for my blog post, giving you my opinions and news in a much shorter and concise way. This should make the whole site a lot easier to digest and produce a lot more content and thus hopefully become more entertaining! Don’t worry, the longer posts will still exist, they’ll just be less frequent

I’m also planning to expand the reach to everything in my life (I can hear your excitement already!) but I’m hoping this approach will make the site more personal whilst retaining it’s professional edge.

Also before I go, there’s some BIG NEWS! I am now the Interactive Editor of StaffsLive, my university’s news website. You can read about it on this lovely new page or visit the site itself! I’m hoping my work at StaffsLive will help to improve ‘The Rich, Harsh Poet’ also.

Well thats all for, thanks for continuing to visit the blog and I hope to ‘entertain’ you again in the future!

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The RHP Speaks Out!

October 30, 2009

So here’s an exciting new feature I’ve finally got around to implementing…

That’s right! Proper audio, at long last. No longer the poor quality YouTube videos I’ve been using in the past!

In case you’re wondering, the player is Soundcloud which is a great site to upload audio you have to.

So look forward to many sound clips to come on The RHP!


Where the BLOG have you been??!!

October 29, 2009

It’s been nearly a month since I last updated the site which is far too long an absence. Sadly I’ve been unable to find the time recently and have just left the blog to fall into disrepair. Hopefully all that’s going to change soon. I hope to make the blog more prominent, entertaining and up to date.

But before all that, by neglecting the blog, I’ve missed a few big events, so here’s my views on some recent news!

Jenson Button: Formula One World Champion

Who thought we’d be reading that this time last year. It’s been a phenomenal  year for Jenson and Brawn GP, onebuttonchamp that’s also been really good for the sport, showing it doesn’t always have to be between Ferrari and McLaren. Jenson’s acted like a champion all year and he is undoubtedly worthy of the title.

Many have said, and it is true, that the title was won in the first six races, but I fail to see how this makes it any less of a victory. Jenson has battled strongly through the good and the bad and still won the championship a whole race early. Congratulations to him because this year he has really shown the true racer and sportsman that many have seen in him for years.

Just a small note about Rubens Barrichello. I do feel sorry for F1’s ‘number two’ diver as I think it could’ve been possibly a greater achievement if he had taken the title. But it’s important to remember that at the start of the season, Rubens was out of F1. Thanks to Brawn GP we’ve seen that the most experienced driver in the field, can still pack a punch!

Nick Griffin On Question Time

nick-griffinIf you follow my twitter you’ll have already seen some of my views on this. Firstly I’d like to say it was 100% the right decision by the BBC to include Mr. Griffin on the panel. Like it or not, the BNP are a real party with supporters and deserve to be heard. We’re not a truly democratic society if we exclude anyone.

But how did he come across… well good and bad. It’s true that Mr. Griffin didn’t storm off the set and tried his best to remain composed despite the criticism leveled against him, but that’s where the good ends. He managed to back himself into a corner and contradict himself on many occasions. He lost pretty much any respect he had when he said he couldn’t explain his holocaust remarks.

Maybe it was a bit of an ‘attack Nick Griffin show’ and maybe the BBC did edit it with a little bias, but I think Mr. Griffin did most of the damage himself by simply laughing off every question. More of a Peter Griffin…

Muse Win Best Act In The World

OK, so it’s not really in the popular news, but at long last Muse have been recognised for the genius they possess.muse They were voted ‘Best Act In The World Right Now’ at the Q awards earlier this week.

And next week you can read an exclusive review of their new stadium tour right here on The RHP!


This Week On ‘The Rich, Harsh Poet’ – 25/08/09

August 25, 2009

thisweektestIt’s a day late again (sorry), but here’s what you can expect to see up on the site during this week.

Wales 2009 – As I mentioned last week, I was on a much needed holiday ( hence the lack of site updates). This week I’ll let you know all about it through a series of posts that I’m very originally calling ‘Wales 2009’! There’ll be a review of Oakwood themepark (which I believe is the biggest in Wales), some general observations I made and a visit to a Sci-Fi character’s grave! So look out for those articles during the week!

Grad Slam Tennis (Wii) review – Now i did mention this last week (as I fully planned to write it up last week) but due to me having little-to-no time, it didn’t materialise. Hopefully this week I’ll be able to let you know what I thought of the new Motion Plus game!

And as always I’ll be on the look out for any other interesting articles or rants that I can have!


This Week On the Rich, Harsh Poet – 17/08/09

August 17, 2009

thisweektestNot a massive amount this week I’m afraid due to the fact I’m going to be away fro most of it! But there are a couple of things to look forward to!

Grand Slam tennis (Wii) – Fantastic, Fair or Flop

Another week and I’ve brought myself another MotionPlus game for the Wii. This time it’s EA’s attempt at recreating the perfect swing of a Grand Slam Tennis champion. This is also the first game to officially feature Wimbledon. But does it serve an ace? I hope to get this written by the weekend.

Trip Report

As I mentioned, I’m going away, but where? Well there’s a themepark and a capital city involved, so expect a few articles from my few days away towards the start of next week!


This Week On The Rich Harsh Poet – 11/08/09

August 11, 2009

thisweektest

Welcome to a new feature on RHP! From now on at the start of every week (normally a Monday rather than a Tuesdsay!) I’ll let you know a little about what’s going up on the site every week so you can know what to look out for. Here are a couple of articles I’m working on this week!

F1 2009 – The Half Way Point (up between Wed-Sun)

There’s been new regulations, a new stunning team, new winners and now the return of an old hero. But what has F1 been like this year. Have the new rules helped the racing or hindered it. And what about the BBC, how have they faired with their first F1 broadcasts in over a decade. I’ll be giving my verdict later this week.

Grand Theft Auto: ChinaTown Wars (up between Thurs-Fri)

The first new GTA game to debut on a Nintendo console, but sadly the sales have been extremely disappointing to Rockstar. The game is now retailing for a mere £10 at online stores, but does it deserve this price-tag. I’ll be finding out if Chinatown wars is Fantastic, Fair or a Flop at the end of the week.

Song Of the Week (Sunday from 7.00PM)

The regular feature made a comeback this week and I intend to keep it that way. Listen to the new RHP song of the week on Sunday night, just after the charts!


ChrisBHeath @ Facebook

July 11, 2009

Hey everyone, long time no see (and I know that’s my fault!!)

Just a quick line to let you all know that you can now look at my Facebook page (if you wish) much quicker and easier. I’ve jumped on the bandwagon and registered my username thus creating the brand new webpage www.facebook.com/chrisbheath .

It’s exactly the same as it always was (just FB copying Twitter again really) but should make it easier for you to find out what I’m up to (scary or what!)

As for the RHP, trust me, haven’t forgotten about this blog, I’ve just been very pressed for time recently (unfortunately that’s unlikely to change 😦  ), but I have been coming up with new ideas for the site. So thanks again for looking (I know a lot of you do) and I’ll get back to posting ASAP!

-Chris