Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

It's so easy to laugh It's so easy to hate It takes guts to be gentle and kind ("I Know It's Over", Morrissey/Marr) ...thou shalt love one another (Matthew 22:39, King James Bible) "The fat one is repulsive" "Go kill yourself" "Fat singing whale" (Anonymous, Twitter)   Let's start with this; the world is full [...]

A thing of beauty

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us; and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. (Endymion, John Keats, 1818) I feel like a cigarette. I don't smoke. I've never smoked. I don't [...]

Why Me, Why Not – Liam Gallagher

Why Me, Why Not – Liam Gallagher

"Rejoice greatly, O sons and daughters of the Parka King, O children of the madferit, behold thy King come unto thee: he is just and brings rock 'n' roll salvation; lowly and riding under his own steam..." Why him? Because nobody, and I do mean nobody, does it any better. Why not? Exactly. Let's forget [...]

Strange One

Strange One

This is the sound of youth. Frantic. Frenetic. Furious. Frenzied. Fast. Flirtatious. Fabulous. I know. You are just like me and your youth was rarely, if ever, any of those things...at least not for any extended period of time.  In truth my own adolescence was a messy blend of acne, angst, anxiety and self-loathing.  These [...]

How to Talk to a Woman Who is Wearing Headphones…

How to Talk to a Woman Who is Wearing Headphones…

Someone I follow on Twitter shared this a few moments ago; What is contained in this piece of writing was, simultaneously, hilarious, incredible and terrifying. Let's break it down. These days, many women walk around playing with a smartphone or tablet device and are often wearing headphones and listening to music at the same time. [...]

Norman Fucking Rockwell! – Lana Del Rey

Norman Fucking Rockwell! – Lana Del Rey

Norman Rockwell. An artist who was, in his lifetime, dismissed by "serious" critics. His willingness to produce work for the mass market, including for the likes of Coca-Cola saw him treated with a barely concealed contempt by the people who matter...or who like to tell others how much they matter. Kenneth Williams once shared a [...]