From the wreck and the rubble…

There are none so blind as those who will not see. The creative worth of Morrissey since 2004's "You Are The Quarry" has been, increasingly, worth less...and less...and less.  Only the most ardent of his disciples could argue that point and argue it they will, hailing every whimper or belch that he releases as further [...]

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona

Asif Kapadia has already delivered two of the finest documentaries in modern film history with "Senna" and "Amy".  Taking archive footage and audio then cutting to tell the remarkable tales of remarkable people.  Both films deserve to be seen by you and, if you have already seen them, to be seen again. Kapadia has now [...]

Parklife vs The Great Escape

Parklife vs The Great Escape

  Let's get ready to rumble. Or something. On the most recent episode of the Mild Mannered Army Podcast, Nick Amies and I discussed the merits of the third part of Blur's "Life" trilogy; "The Great Escape".  This followed on from our previous discussion to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the *greatest album of the [...]

The Same Old Song…

The Guardian. Home to a veritable army of people who know better than you and who are happy to let you know it. From their politics to their culture...everything you think or like is bad and they will explain, in agonising detail, exactly why.  No review, think piece, article or coverage of shoes comes without [...]

Death of the party…

Death of the party…

The end has come for Jeremy Kyle. Or at least the end has come for his early morning circus of misery and pain. Researchers who vetted possible guests by asking them to answer questions about their medical history, including which medications they were, or had, been taking in order to wheedle out how mentally unstable [...]

You’re body, my body, nobody…

I have to make a few things clear at the outset... I'm not a social justice warrior...but I do care about justice. I'm not a snowflake...but I don't want to hurt anyone. I don't do virtue signalling...but I try to be virtuous. I'm reluctant to call myself a feminist for fear of defining that in [...]

Rambling, ranting, raving.

There is a disease that is killing society. Slowly. Almost imperceptably. There is no rash, no fever, no obvious physical symptoms. Despite this those who are afflicted are easy to spot. They skulk in the corners of social media carping, sniping, spewing bile...looking to cause the most upset, the maximum distress and the greatest amount [...]