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 [...]

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 [...]

James – All I’m Saying

James – All I’m Saying

For such a long time I gave my heart to someone I thought understood me. Someone I believed was the same as me. I used to proclaim, loudly and often, of how much I loved him. Can I be honest with you? I think I said it because I didn't know what else to say. [...]

London, can you wait?

London, can you wait?

  After the cryptic messages. After the teasing. After the seven year itch from his defenestration. After the yearning, the longing and the praying. He will return. Today Martin Rossiter, with a little (maybe more than a little) help from his friends at Star Shaped, has announced that he will return for one final time [...]