Be Write Here Now

Be Write Here Now

"I have an idea for a novel." I say to anyone who will listen. Once the laughter stops, once the look of incredulity has faded, once the awkward silence has lifted and once their own pitch for a best-seller has been delivered I am left feeling...awkward, unsure, disillusioned and full of doubt. No. More awkward. [...]

No Rock: Save in Roll, Cornershop

No Rock: Save in Roll, Cornershop

In 1993 I bought "Elvis Sex Change" by a band called Cornershop because I had read a report in the NME about them burning photographs of Morrissey  in protest at whatever racist comment he had made that week.  At that point I bought everything Morrissey released and I also bought anything, by anyone, who was [...]

Are You From The Future? – Spearmint

Are You From The Future? – Spearmint

You love Spearmint. I doubt you were hip enough to have paid attention to "Songs for the Colour Yellow" back in 1998 but in the post-Britpop fug of 1999 you would definitely have been roused from the musical coma of your life by the sun-kissed, sun blessed, sun bleached gorgeousness of "We're Going Out" which [...]