Dream Wife – So When You Gonna…

Dream Wife – So When You Gonna…

Biff. Bang. Pow. This is really gonna knock you out. While tired middle-aged blokes might like to think that anything made by four teenagers who look a bit like they used to look in 1997 and who sound a bit like all the bands they liked at the same point is “exciting” the truth is [...]

Whiteout

Whiteout

Greenock sits on the West coast of Scotland and on the surface is a fairly genteel sort of a town…a bit more upmarket than it’s neighbour Port Glasgow…but it is still, like so many towns in that part of Scotland marked by decades of industrial decline and under-investment. Which makes it fertile soil for dreamers [...]

Time the Tale Were Told…

Time the Tale Were Told…

Twenty five years have passed since Britpop ruled not just Britannia but the world at large.  What had started off with a spiky little single from baggy boys Blur back in March of 1992 and that had been thrust into the wider public consciousness with an edition of Select magazine a year after that, had [...]

Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty

Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty

At the start of the Powell and Pressburger film "A Matter of Life and Death" an RAF pilot finds himself hurtling towards his death following a direct hit at the hands of those blasted Luftwaffe boys.  Smoke billows around the cockpit, his second in command lies dead behind him, his parachute is shot to ribbons...his [...]

Archive of Pain

  It was the last day of term, the summer holidays were laid out ahead of me and I couldn't wait.  Because I don't drink I wasn't at the end of term staff party but was, instead, at home on the sofa with a bag of Haribo and a can of fizzy pop.  Living the [...]

Revolt. Revise. Realise…

Revolt. Revise. Realise…

"We're gonna do a song, that you never heard before" In 1862 the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by Lincoln and brought an end to slavery.  But then, just eight years later, the Fifteenth Amendment was required to guarantee that an individuals "...race, colour or previous condition of servitude" could not be a reason to deny [...]