Archive for November, 2008

Ian Bell’s Saturday Essay

Posted in Uncategorized on November 29, 2008 by Steve

Bell on the Mumbai atrocity.

Warning!  Terrible joke coming!

Appropriate place for it to happen, Mumbai.

It was what everyone shouted into their phones, after all…

Rock n’ Roll history

Posted in Uncategorized on November 28, 2008 by Steve

Johnny Marr on the Happy Mondays’ attempted kidknapping of him.

Quality.

Bell on the economy

Posted in Uncategorized on November 26, 2008 by Steve

Bell on Darling, the tories, et al.

Ian Bell’s Saturday Essay

Posted in Uncategorized on November 22, 2008 by Steve

Bell on the BBC, while I wait for the hangover to kick in.

Why yes! I have been drinking…

Posted in Uncategorized on November 21, 2008 by Steve

Time for another rant about how the world is all wrong.  I love the Jesus and Mary Chain.  Scotland’s greatest band and as miserable as can be (which I like in my fellow, tortured artists).  At least they always kept their credibilty.  Until this.  Argh!  Perfume adverts!  Jesus Fucking Christ!  Apparently, nothing is sacred.  One of my favourite songs ever (and a rip off of the drum beat from another all-time classic).

They’ve all done it.  Bob Dylan’s “The Times, They Are A Changin'” was bought for a bank advert, I note the strategic cutting of the third verse for the ad.  Even The Clash were on a Levis advert.  “Rock N’ Roll”, my arse.  to quote the sadly departed prophet;

“If you do a commercial, you are immediately and permanently off the artistic register.  I don’t care if you shit out Mona Lisas on queue, you are a schill, a whore at the corporate gang-bang.  Everything you say or do will be treated with suspicion.”

Yeah, maybe I take it all too seriously.  Then again, maybe I’m the only true rock n’ roller on the planet.  Not bad for a man who couldn’t strum a chord if his life depended on it.  Anyway, that’s why I was so pleased to read this story. Well done, that man!  It is your duty to go out and buy a Tom Waits album, on general principle.  Go do it.  Do it now!

My namesake Mr Colbert

Posted in Uncategorized on November 21, 2008 by Steve

Regular readers (yes, both of you) will now be familiar with the excellent Stephen Colbert, former writer for the Daily Show (incidentally, Goldielocks fancies the pants off Jon Stewart, the star-fucker that she is) and now host of the Colbert Report.  Anyway, here are some links to Colbert’s excellent speech at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner (yes, it’s from 2006, what do you want – current content?);

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Dubya’s real-time reaction (thanks, ABC!)

How bad a let-down would Obama be if he outdid that moron?  Enjoy!

Two wrongs…

Posted in Uncategorized on November 21, 2008 by Steve

…do NOT make a right!

(snigger)…

Pun intended.