England is a Garden – Cornershop

England is a Garden – Cornershop

Who knows who said it but it is true that a patriot is someone who loves their own country and a nationalist is someone who hates everyone else's country.  Love is a complicated thing.  It requires honesty and a willingness to say things that may cause some hurt but that, ultimately, allow for the sometimes [...]

Caught by the Buzz…

Caught by the Buzz…

The last time I saw Supergrass was a quarter of a century ago. Can you give me a moment while I wipe the tears from my eyes? Thank you. It is strange to think that I was just twenty-two years old.  That probably means that Supergrass were about, well, twelve?  Thirteen maybe?  Who knows. My [...]

That’s No Lover, That’s a Vanity Thief – Smart at 25, Sleeper

That’s No Lover, That’s a Vanity Thief – Smart at 25, Sleeper

The best writers seem to be speaking directly to you. It's like they've been living in your wardrobe. They've seen you naked, rifled through your pockets, heard all of your best lines, been there through cold blooded old times and they know all of your secrets.  At least that's how it seems.  This should seem [...]