Time the Tale Were Told…

Time the Tale Were Told…

Twenty five years have passed since Britpop ruled not just Britannia but the world at large.  What had started off with a spiky little single from baggy boys Blur back in March of 1992 and that had been thrust into the wider public consciousness with an edition of Select magazine a year after that, had [...]

Archive of Pain

  It was the last day of term, the summer holidays were laid out ahead of me and I couldn't wait.  Because I don't drink I wasn't at the end of term staff party but was, instead, at home on the sofa with a bag of Haribo and a can of fizzy pop.  Living the [...]

Revolt. Revise. Realise…

Revolt. Revise. Realise…

"We're gonna do a song, that you never heard before" In 1862 the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by Lincoln and brought an end to slavery.  But then, just eight years later, the Fifteenth Amendment was required to guarantee that an individuals "...race, colour or previous condition of servitude" could not be a reason to deny [...]

Am I Cursed Or Am I Blessed?

Am I Cursed Or Am I Blessed?

Am I Cursed or am I Blessed? In his 2014 book “Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion” philosopher Sam Harris makes a compelling case for restoring spirituality to its etymological roots and removing it from the realm of religious thinking and the supernatural. In a blog post before the publication of the book [...]

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

  Something changed. During a Q&A with the press yesterday, the First Minister of Scotland was asked about the prospect of families being able to gather together as normal to celebrate Christmas. I waited for her to just say "Yes, of course they will." She didn't. She couldn't. So she said this "Asked whether these [...]

Cup of Tea…Put a Record On #7 “NUISANCE” by Menswe@r

Cup of Tea…Put a Record On #7 “NUISANCE” by Menswe@r

"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit." (W.C Fields) Keep it real. 4-Real. Mean it man. The thing is this, very often when people hail the authenticity, the sincerity and the "realness" of a band or musician the band or musician are, in fact, dull. Really dull. Go and listen to [...]