Miliband's Middle England →
Illuminating short film about how people in average “Middle England” feel about life and work, combined with an interview with Ed Miliband, the new Labour leader. Impressively (and if he can maintain it, of course), he sounds genuine and like he’s not just reeling out the same old political platitudes.
Pictures of David Miliband looking stupid →
Oh dear. We’re talking more than just the unfortunate banana picture here.
While you tuck into your locally sourced organic vegetable platter (or...– The Daily Mail Paradox | Hecklerspray
Labour Leadership Contest Round-Up →
Vince Cable’s protestations of agreement with George Osborne caused all...– Johann Hari: Will the Lib Dems follow the Tories over a cliff?
Throwing Muses: Walking in the Dark - “You...
Vince Cable and Karl Marx: Separated at birth? →
Erm … eh?
On My Father, there’s ‘Reeling the Liars In’, a full-scale...– Yes, the new Swans album really is very good indeed.
Little Comets: British Isles - Not sure about the song, but the accompanying video portrays a certain kind of characteristic (and yes, possibly rather too characterful) “Britishness.” The succession of images bring to mind a video version of some of Martin Parr’s photographs. [via It’s Nice That]
Mono: Follow the Map
Everyone’s becoming better and better at less and less; eventually someone’s...– Kenneth Williams [via Cultural Snow]
The Pope's speech, Venn style →
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds: The Ship Song - Okay, okay, I’ll stop now. Before I post Into Your Arms and send you all running towards the neat gin and the packet of razorblades.
Morrissey: Everyday is Like Sunday - A completely and utterly dreadful video for a beautiful song, which is only really worth watching for the extraordinary sight of the legendary Billie Whitelaw, complete with terrible ’80s hair, driving a Ford Escort at 2:01. What would Samuel Beckett think?
The Panics: Don’t Fight It
And you, you can be mean. And I, I’ll drink all the time. ‘Cause...– David Bowie: Heroes
The Twilight Sad: Half A Person - Somewhat...
Balmorhea: Remembrance - Rural post-rock. With banjos no less. Shouldn’t work. But does. Exquisitely.
They say self-hatred is a negative emotion because it’s unfair to...– Me, actually, during a profound thought this morning (though I sense I’ve paraphrased it from someone - probably Woody Allen)