Rhodri Marsden

I'm a writer, musician and man. I've written weekly columns on various topics for The Independent for the last seven years; I currently write the "Geek Mythology" technology column on Thursdays, and a column about Interesting Objects for the Saturday magazine. And features about things like crumpets, drum machines, thrifty shopping, pleasures and irritants.

I write the Twitter Index for Shortlist.com, a monthly column for Prog magazine about musical gadgets, and have written other stuff for The Observer, Radio Times, Olive, The Guardian, Zeppotron, Time Out, Word and many others. I did 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 lost count of the number of bands I've been in, but these days I play with Scritti Politti, Prescott, xMan Diamondx and a TV theme tune function band called Dream Themes.

If you’d like to contact me, I'm on Twitter quite a lot. Or just send me an email.