Polaroids by HMS Sirens

Polaroids by HMS Sirens

Are we alone? Are you sure? Good. Let's start with this, I don't know anything about HMS Sirens.  I don't know where they come from.  I don't know any of their names.  I don't know what they look like.  I know nothing. That's not strictly true. I know a couple of things. I know that [...]

A Rose by Any Other Name…

A Rose by Any Other Name…

In 1964 the comedian Lenny Bruce found himself convicted in an obscenity trial.  That, in a nation with a consitution that guarantees freedom of speech, is quite the achievement.  It suggests that Bruce was taking the idea of freedom of speech and seeing exactly how free he could be.  Very little was out of bounds [...]

It Has to be a Loose Fit

It Has to be a Loose Fit

It's time to start again. Again. Just when I think I've worked "it" out I am hit by some event, some word, some person, some feeling, some thing, that strips me of that notion and leaves me sobbing, hopeless and broken on the floor. Again. It's almost as if life, whatever that means, is not [...]

No Rock: Save in Roll, Cornershop

No Rock: Save in Roll, Cornershop

In 1993 I bought "Elvis Sex Change" by a band called Cornershop because I had read a report in the NME about them burning photographs of Morrissey  in protest at whatever racist comment he had made that week.  At that point I bought everything Morrissey released and I also bought anything, by anyone, who was [...]