A Design for Life – Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Through the Wisdom of Britpop #1

A Design for Life – Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Through the Wisdom of Britpop #1

A Design For Life Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Through the Wisdom of Britpop     Chapter One Power/Freedom/Dignity/Love Libraries gave us power Then work came and made us free What price now for a shallow piece of dignity We don't talk about love...we only want to get drunk ("A Design for Life" by Manic Street [...]

Lost Alternatives – Steve Lamacq #2

Lost Alternatives – Steve Lamacq #2

"Most alternative music lived underground. It made a lot of noise, but no-one in the mainstream could hear it…. The nineties would see it go so much further than many of us expected. It wasn’t just the popularity of alternative music which would change; the music was constantly reinventing itself too, sucking in influences from [...]

The Best of 2018…

The Best of 2018…

  After my fellow Britpoppian, @BritpopMemories, shared his views on the highlights of 2018 I thought it only proper that I prove we are not the same person, or the product of some Russian bot farm, as none of you think by providing my own little list of good things from 2018. Are you sitting [...]

Ad Astra Per Aspera

Ad Astra Per Aspera

To the stars through difficulties In the year of two thousand and eighteen a strange, peculiar, wonderful and poorly written thing happened. This. The Mild Mannered Army. Of course the truth, as ever, is not quite as pure or simple as that. The truth is that The Mild Mannered Army started in July of 2014 [...]

Readers Lives – The Alternative Britpop 50 (part one)

Readers Lives – The Alternative Britpop 50 (part one)

Well, hello everyone.Here we all are again.Again.After publishing my list of the "definitive" records of the Britpop era I asked people to let me know which records they would have included, because I knew that there was no way everyone was going to agree with my choices and that some people were going to be [...]