Memory Songs #9 “Shoplifters of the World Unite” by The Smiths

(Image by Linder Sterling from "Morrissey Shot") Morrissey. So much to answer for. He won't of course. Ours has become an increasingly fractious relationship. He is not the man I thought he was. We don't spend as much time together as we once did. Maybe that is just the way of things. People change, not [...]

Memory Songs #5 “The Drowners” by Suede

Memory Songs #5 “The Drowners” by Suede

It is May 15th 1991. I am 17 years old...two months shy of my eighteenth birthday. The only thing that really matters in my life is Morrissey. I have a loving family, a faith, friends and, astonishingly, a girlfriend but none of that matters in the way that Morrissey matters. I had been sixteen, clumsy [...]

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 [...]