Nothing Else Matters

  I'm awake, and all I hear is some twat on TV selling kitchen knives. I can’t move. I can’t open my eyes. I think I was shot last night. Or stabbed. I have the worst pain in my side, like TV twat is actually stabbing me with a paring knife. I can live with the … Continue reading Nothing Else Matters

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She Sells Sanctuary

She sells sanctuary, twenty-five pounds a turn in the comfort of your own car. We used to sit together in fifth-year English, drawing graffiti on the desks and throwing paper-bombs behind the teacher's back. Now she plies her trade along the broken pavements where the foundries were left to ruin, their chimney stacks ready to … Continue reading She Sells Sanctuary

Band Aid #30… Do they know it’s time for some more shameless self-aggrandisement?

Well, they're at it again...Bob Geldof and his emmisaries of altruism, riding in on their chargers to save Africa with a carefully exploited release of Do They Know It's Christmas. Before I go on, let me add the disclaimer now: I'm not against charity; I'm not against promoting good causes; hell, I'm not even against … Continue reading Band Aid #30… Do they know it’s time for some more shameless self-aggrandisement?

The curious case of the apple and the pro-Bono music giveaway extravaganza

I know I should be grateful, right? I mean, it’s not every day you’re given something for nothing - and I was one of the lucky few (hundred million) to find I had been given the gift of Bono when Apple plonked U2’s latest album into my iTunes account - but that's far from how … Continue reading The curious case of the apple and the pro-Bono music giveaway extravaganza