19.1.17

18.1.17

Theodor Adorno

People have so manipulated the concept of freedom that it finally boils down to the right of the stronger and richer to take from the weaker and poorer whatever they still have.

Great item lifted from a great site:
http://www.openculture.com/2017/01/an-animated-introduction-to-theodor-adorno-his-critique-of-modern-capitalism.html

9.1.17

The Hepburns- Road Movie




https://thehepburns.bandcamp.com/releases

They've only gone and bloody done it.
If I attempt to write any sort of appraisal of this record it will just come across as some old cunt from the eighties raving about something from his young manhood, and something pretty parochial at that. But do yourselves a favour. Seven quid- less than 20 fags, about the price of 2 pints. It really is very special.


2.1.17

The Hepburns























The Hepburns have taken to Bandcamp.
Let's hope that some of the stunning 'lost' material from the late 80s and early 90s resurfaces. I'd love to hear Up to Clatterbridge and the original version of On Your Knees Cowboy again. Dare I even mention Tariq?

30.12.16

Oblong



A potent sound has emerged from West Wales in 2016.
@oblongpop

27.12.16

What is the first part of politics? 

Education.

The second?

Education.

And the third?

Education.


Jules Michelet

26.9.16

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To secure for the workers by hand or by brain the full fruits of their industry and the most equitable distribution thereof that may be possible upon the basis of the common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange, and the best obtainable system of popular administration and control of each industry or service.

1.5.16

8.3.16

Chreminisence

Is Earl Lloyd alive then?
Did he survive
the copious poisonings
of diluted sunlit Sundays
bar standing thumb in belt
out in the green folds
beyond the town.
His gold ring, gold tooth
gleaming eye half closed
ruminating, reminiscing
and rolling his cigarred rs...
The sandstone nugget of
his Sean Connery skull
exuding warmth.
In a country lull his
heel taps time
on the quarry tiles,
those fists could level
citadels.

11.11.13


4.3.16

24.2.16

3.11.15

17.10.15

Having your music on a 7 inch reel of tape.
How cool was that? 

4.6.15

l'aigle noir


Elton John's "Candle In The Wind '97" sold 1.55 million copies in the  seven days after it was released, and Beatles tribute band Oasis' Be Here Now shifted 763, 735 copies in its first week (also in 1997).We often fall into the error of embracing an entirely Anglophonocentric view of the history of popular music. I have heard claims that this recording sold a million copies within 24 hours of its release. Another claim,  twenty four thousand copies in 12 hours, seems more plausible.