Julian Cope: Lunatic and Fire-Pistol - “Now...
Do they know it’s Christmastime at all? No, because many of those starving in...– rejecter
Hear Nick Cave Cover 28 Songs →
This is a vast social experiment where the only aim that matters is economic...– Diaey of a civil servant: David Cameron’s happiness agenda is so easily exposed (The Guardian)
Student protests: video shows mounted police... →
Police chief warns of new era of civil unrest →
And it’s taken the bright, shiny, supposedly touchy-feely Coalition government only six months to get to this. Terrifying.
Inside the Whitehall kettle →
This is a leaderless protest with no agenda but justice: it is a new...– The Guardian: This isn’t just a student protest. It’s a children’s crusade.
Maggie's nightclub – the ultimate tribute to... →
Yes, on the border of the posh Tory heartland of Chelsea, you will now find “Maggie’s” - London’s first (and thankfully only) Margaret Thatcher-themed nightclub. It comes complete with Thatcher’s speeches being relayed over the speakers in the toilets, in place of inoffensive piped music. I imagine that unique innovation just makes clubbers spontaneously evacuate...
James Blake: Limit to Your Love
Crippled Black Phoenix: Burnt Reynolds (live) - Yes, I know. Long guitar solos. Two men with disturbing beards. A bit where they do some kind of chant. Somehow, maybe because it’s Sunday, I appear to have come over a bit Prog Rock. Be afraid.
How to turn 60,000 students into unqualified... →
A couple of days after Lord Young’s ridiculous and offensive “you’ve never had it so good” comments about the recession, here’s one of the profoundly sad and sickening stories of these evil - yes, evil - unfair and unjustifiable Coalition cuts.
Who gets your Twitter account when you die? →
It’s a good and valid question. Speaking personally, I would like to donate my Twitter account to someone who could maintain my 140-character bouts of scabrous wit, withering sarcasm and sickening cynicism, all topped off with a sprinkling of utterly hateful and depressing passive-aggression. Sadly, such a person does not exist, so I suspect that my Twitter account will die with me. Oh...
For the vast majority of people in the country today, they have never had it so...– Lord Young, the government’s ‘Enterprise Adviser’ - i.e. an unelected politician who is undoubtedly being paid a hefty amount of money to add to his already impressive bank balance - demonstrates exactly how much the mostly wealthy Coalition understands the pain they are inflicting...
There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you...– Tennessee Williams [via libraryland]
Most hilarious Nick Cave interview. Ever.
Burying bad news? The stories you might have... →
Not that the government would ever do anything as reprehensible as releasing bad news while the nation’s gaze is (inexplicably) concentrated on the soap opera of a royal wedding announcement. No, of course not. Perish the thought.
The above word, coined and indeed invented by that Sarah Bloody Palin woman (who scares the very wits out of me, frankly), has been awarded the prestigious title of Word of the Year 2010 by Oxford University Press USA. This is proof that we are living in the End Times, and that the beauty of language is about to disappear up its own fundament.
Richard Dawkins reads some of his hate mail →
Singer James Blunt 'stopped World War 3' →
Ha. Great spoof headline. *rubs eyes* Oh, it’s still there. *rubs eyes again* Still. There. *hits forehead with fist* Have I died and gone to hell?
Agnes Obel: Riverside