In which I court controversy and include keywords in a naked attempt to bump my hitcount

Fall Out Boy fuckin’ suck! Pete Wentz is an asshole! Yeah, right on! The Atheist Bus Campaign is only marginally less stupid and pointlessly confrontational than the Christian counter-campaigns. Seriously, now, no one ever made religion disappear through shouting at it. If you want to bring about your lovely secular society then adopt the only […]

Form 696: “Live music is now a threat to the prevention of terrorism”

Via No Rock ‘n Roll Fun, this Guardian CiF article by Sunny Hundal discusses the racial profiling inherent in new policeĀ  powers under Form 696: I was, until recently, a regular at a monthly club night before the police suddenly started strictly enforcing ID checks. This wasn’t merely to ensure I was above the required […]

Sentence Number 5

Via Mamatas: Grab the book nearest you. Right now. Turn to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post that sentence along with these instructions in your LiveJournal. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST. Double whammy equals bonus points! “Well if I’d been looking, of course I would […]

The cracks may be showing

I’m not entirely sure what TwitterPost is playing at – it’s supposed to post once a week, on Sundays. I’ll have to wait and see what it does, I suppose, and try to clean up anything funky it unleashes, but please bear with me on that one as I can’t monitor the blog 24/7. Postalicious, […]

A Year in Music: the best of 2008, elsewhere

Many of us have our personal best-ofs for the year that has passed but it’s always interesting to see what others thought, be they friends or critical/commercial venues. Personally, I’m always impressed by how I seemingly bought completely different records to everyone else. Anyhow, for fellow music nerds here’s a collection of such round-ups…

R.I.P.

Harold Pinter. Fuck.

2008’s most popular posts

A bit of WordPress blogstat geekery: I’ve been looking at the posts that have proven most popular over the past year. Predictably, It’s post-a-rejection-letter Friday! is sitting pretty at the top by a wide margin: 1,056 views. This just goes to show that cheeky responses to blogosphere teacup-storms are always good. I was at first […]

Scout’s Honor (2002-2008)

Via PunkNews comes word that US hardcore/country act Scout’s Honor have split up. Apparently they toured Europe one year, but I never had the privilege of seeing them play. Despite that I was a big fan of the band – there was something a little bit special about the band. They weren’t great, but they […]

R.I.P. Oliver Postgate & Bettie Page

I don’t normally go in for obituary-style pieces, but this week has seen not one but two iconic figures pass away. First British children’s TV creator Oliver Postgate on December 8th, and today 50s cult pin-up Bettie Page. Others can say it better than I can: here’s a Guardian obituary on Postgate which focuses on […]

Nostalgia for updates?

Yeah, yeah, I’ve still not fixed the linkposts, and I’ve had nothing else to post for a while. Sorry folks. In the meantime, why not have a look at some nice videos from the interwoobertrons? The first one is an awesome funk mashup… thing of Fallout 3 and is goddamn awesome. (Via Rock, Paper, Shotgun.) […]