Polaroids by HMS Sirens

Polaroids by HMS Sirens

Are we alone? Are you sure? Good. Let's start with this, I don't know anything about HMS Sirens.  I don't know where they come from.  I don't know any of their names.  I don't know what they look like.  I know nothing. That's not strictly true. I know a couple of things. I know that [...]

The Witch in the Window

The Witch in the Window

"When love breaks down   The lies we tell,   They only serve to fool ourselves..." (When Love Breaks Down, Aztec Camera) "I think that all women are witches, in the sense that a witch is a magical being.  Don't be scared of witches, because we are good witches, and you should appreciate our magical [...]

A Rose by Any Other Name…

A Rose by Any Other Name…

In 1964 the comedian Lenny Bruce found himself convicted in an obscenity trial.  That, in a nation with a consitution that guarantees freedom of speech, is quite the achievement.  It suggests that Bruce was taking the idea of freedom of speech and seeing exactly how free he could be.  Very little was out of bounds [...]

Super Sonics 40 Junkshop Britpop Greats

Super Sonics 40 Junkshop Britpop Greats

Secret secrets are no fun Secret secrets hurt someone (The Office, Season 3 - Episode 14)   I'm going to tell you a secret. Well, it's not really a secret. It's something that everyone knows but, a bit like the lack of clothes on the Emperor, most people are too afraid to say it. Are [...]

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 [...]