Star Shaped Festival…9 Reasons Why

Star Shaped Festival…9 Reasons Why

Star Shaped Festival 2019 is a lot closer than you think. You may not have bought your tickets yet. Don't worry. I understand. Auntie Mabel has her birthday coming up. Father's Day is just around the corner. You're saving up for that lamp from IKEA. MOT looming. I hear you. But... Life is cruel and [...]

Death of the party…

Death of the party…

The end has come for Jeremy Kyle. Or at least the end has come for his early morning circus of misery and pain. Researchers who vetted possible guests by asking them to answer questions about their medical history, including which medications they were, or had, been taking in order to wheedle out how mentally unstable [...]

The Beths, The Mash House, Edinburgh, 13/5/19

The Beths, The Mash House, Edinburgh, 13/5/19

  I've been a mess of late... Health problems...physical and mental. Burn out at work. A invisible weight pushing me down...down...down... Salvation can come from unusual sources. Sunlight bathes the cobbles of the Cowgate as I wend my way to the Mash House to bend the knee and doff my cap to Kiwi jazz enthusiasts [...]

You’re body, my body, nobody…

I have to make a few things clear at the outset... I'm not a social justice warrior...but I do care about justice. I'm not a snowflake...but I don't want to hurt anyone. I don't do virtue signalling...but I try to be virtuous. I'm reluctant to call myself a feminist for fear of defining that in [...]

The Beths – Future Me Hates Me

The Beths – Future Me Hates Me

  "Misery loves me, but I don't love her" sings Elizabeth Stokes on the opening track on the debut album from The Beths, "Future Me Hates Me" and, in that one line, she issues a clarion call to the grotesquely lonely...or to people like me; grotesque and lonely.  It is the sort of line that [...]