Caught by the Buzz…

Caught by the Buzz…

The last time I saw Supergrass was a quarter of a century ago. Can you give me a moment while I wipe the tears from my eyes? Thank you. It is strange to think that I was just twenty-two years old.  That probably means that Supergrass were about, well, twelve?  Thirteen maybe?  Who knows. My [...]

That’s No Lover, That’s a Vanity Thief – Smart at 25, Sleeper

That’s No Lover, That’s a Vanity Thief – Smart at 25, Sleeper

The best writers seem to be speaking directly to you. It's like they've been living in your wardrobe. They've seen you naked, rifled through your pockets, heard all of your best lines, been there through cold blooded old times and they know all of your secrets.  At least that's how it seems.  This should seem [...]

It Has to be a Loose Fit

It Has to be a Loose Fit

It's time to start again. Again. Just when I think I've worked "it" out I am hit by some event, some word, some person, some feeling, some thing, that strips me of that notion and leaves me sobbing, hopeless and broken on the floor. Again. It's almost as if life, whatever that means, is not [...]

Dear John…

***this article is a response to one that appeared in the Independent.Ie on February 8th 2020 written by John Meagher*** Line upon line. Britpop's most emblematic year was 1995 Was it really? If by emblematic you mean the year when lots of records were sold by Blur and Oasis...fair enough. But the year that "best" [...]

The Cost of Loving – The Style Council

The Cost of Loving – The Style Council

Thousands of men, and it is always men, in Clark's desert boots, a polka dot button down shirt and a Paisley pattern Tootal scarf are members of a sinister cult.  Like all cult members they don't know that they are members of a cult, they think they are free thinkers.  Far from being victims of [...]