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 [...]

Brothers in Harms

Brothers in Harms

Family. Blood is thicker than water. When everyone else has gone it is meant to be your family who are stood still by your side, resolute, devout, faithful even in the face of disgrace, disappointment and disaster. Romantic? Maybe. Those of a postmodernist persuasion (hello Guardian writers) will tell you that the family is an [...]

Break a Leg

Break a Leg

February 4th 1995 Motherwell Civic Hall Half way through their support slot Marion singer Jaime Harding leans into the microphone to reprimand the audience who have been chanting "Morrissey" throughout the duration of his bands set. "You lot will be paying £20 to see us headlining in six months" he says. I happen to believe [...]