Hello. I’m Rhodri Marsden. I’m not as miserable or as unconscious as I might seem in the picture on the left, honest. I write a weekly column about social awkwardnesses for The Independent called Life On Marsden, a monthly technology column called Cyberculture, and features about things like crumpets, drum machines and thrifty shopping. A broad sweep.
Various other organisations sling (or have slung) me money in exchange for words, including The Observer, Radio Times, Olive, The Guardian, Zeppotron, Time Out, Word and MSN. I wrote a book called The Next Big Thing, which is a history of things that seemed like a good idea at the time, and curated another one about crap dates. I sometimes go on 6Music and Radio Wales to talk about technology-related stuff.
I’ve been in so many bands of varying merit over the years that I’ve lost count, but these days I play with Scritti Politti, Prescott, xMan Diamondx, a dodgy TV theme tune tribute band, and the Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra.