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They only tell us what they want us to know.....An Anti Austerity Demo gathered outside the BBC headquarters in London the other weekend, ...

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MAKE SENSE OF THE SENSELESS ! / QUESTION THE QUESTIONABLE ! / SHOUT ABOVE THE NOISE !

Sunday, 14 July 2019

A meme or whatever they are called knicked from the internet.


Sunday, 30 June 2019

THOUGHTS'N'THINGS!

The Jeremy Kyle show, was safety valve for the rejected products of capitalisms over production a release for the surplus emotions and feelings, before they boil over. The non achievers and chancers that never stood a chance, those that made the wrong choices, people paraded in front of the public to to judge and condemn in a kangaroo court that makes the viewer/voyer feel better about their own miserable sad lives. "The public wants what the public gets....That's Entertainment!"
Lord of the flies in front of our eyes. Dead kids have become the norm. Law and disorder on the streets. The moral panic shifts as white kids are stabbed to death, or a 'knife murder' as I've heard the news reports refer to the latest attack, on not just a person but on society itself, what sort of a place have we become. Celebrity culture has got the X-Factor, Britain has got no talent. Dumbed down and out! Prices slashed everything is up for sale, and everyone's living and dying the fantasy!
Save the planet and save ourselves! Stop being slaves to the shit they are selling that we keep buying. It is all about the supply and demand. People demand it and they supply it. Adverts brainwash people, it's how they get the demand. Who are they? 'They' are the 1% with all the wealth, we are the 99% with nothing except the life we have bought from them. Think about it....who has the power....We do! How? By cutting their supply of money through not buying! If we don't play the game then the losers will be the winners. They can't demand us to buy, or can they?

Saturday, 1 June 2019

"Out of the chaos would come bliss" - Dylan Thomas.

Take a step into the unknown, how about seeing what life would be like without Capitalism, now's the time to stick the boot in, it's in crisis, but somehow it will absorb the chaos and try to turn it into profit, if we let it and don't do something. You don't have to sit in a road to make a stand, just keep wallets and purses closed and cut up the credit card !


Wednesday, 1 May 2019

"BLOW IT UP, BURN IT DOWN, KICK IT TILL IT BREAKS!"

Despite what we are being told, things will change! once we leave the EU, for better or worse? Well that depends on who you are, and whether you have, or have not. Just how much do the people want it. Have they really got the will. Fury and fear, on the streets and in the minds. No more no deal. Will the ‘silent majority' start to shout, and what will they say?

This is how civil wars start. Englands Burning, and they've cut the fire services budget by 15%, and they sold Boris's water cannons for a budget price at the cost to the people a while ago and then there's the cuts to the police. Oh the irony let’s hope the people are gonna feel safe and protected if/when it all kicks off. Smash it all up and start again. It’s time for the people to “take back control" Whether it's Leave or Remain we are all being screwed by the powers that we let be.

Anarchy in the UK is coming sometime maybe sooner than you think. Here and now it's gone all that is solid burns and sends smoke into the air. The London Riots a couple of years ago could look like a burning match if people across this Disunited Kingdom kick off. Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, could be anyplace, anywhere people are angry enough, and have the bottle to throw a Molotov. More than cans will be kicked down the road. Gated communities and private security keep the wealthy protected.

Something needs to change, and something better change, because through out history we have lived as a divided nation. Upstairs and downstairs, masters and serfs, workers and bosses. Proud or embarrassed to be British?....Britannia waves the rules. In 2019 in the fifth biggest economy and people becoming reliant on food banks. The rich have got richer and the poor have got poorer, that’s capitalism for yer.

Monday, 29 April 2019

SOME THOUGHTS FROM THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS.

Riots and a journalist killed in Londonderry. Police threatening the “use of full force” against Extinction Rebellion protests that may take place at Heathrow Airport. The XR warriors are still on the streets of London....It's a nice and timely distraction from the Brexit Bollocks/bullshit that has been dividing the nation, now the people can argue whether the Extinction Rebellion should ‘be allowed’ to disrupt the streets of our capital city.

 BB and XR are two sides of the same coin, and where are the powers that be still let be when the coin is spinning? on their holidays! Shows what or who they really care about. PROTEST AND SURVIVE! Climate change crosses political and social divides, it effects every one, and it's not just about recycling. Some believe that climate change is fake news and not happening, they probably still think that the earth's flat the Jews are running the world and it's all the fault of immigrants.

We should be celebrating the closing of town centre shops; we don't need to keep spending and buying, consuming and disposing. Yes people will lose their jobs, but if work wasn't seen as a necessary chore then it wouldn't matter. Why do we work? To earn money! Why to we need money? In order to live/exist/survive, whatever....Money makes the world go round, but what do we really need? Food, Clothing and somewhere to live, everything else is surplus, commodities we have been conned into thinking we really want, and need these extras, cars, designer clothes etc keep people chained to the machine. The production of these goods is helping to pollute the planet. Global free market Capitalism is killing the planet and enslaving the population in a prison of work.

All those people complaining about the inconvenience the XR protests have caused e.g getting to and from work. Let me know how inconvenient you feel when you are frying in your own sweat stuck in a car going nowhere fast cos the tarmac is melting. We are reaching a tipping point; socially, politically and economically. The times they will be a changing.
Knife crime and climate change; Two sides of the same coin, Capitalism is out of control! Supply and Demand....Why are people demanding to be supplied? Because the consumer has seen items such as Zombie Knives on TV programs/films, and they want one to live the Gangsta Lifestyle.

Saturday, 6 April 2019

SCRIBBLINGS & SCRAWĹINGS

Knives crime is a disease so the government tell us, what they are doing is relabeling /defining it, in order to shift responsibility away from the police to combat it, what's that all about then?

By that logic, surely any crime is a disease. Abnormal and Deviant behaviours like killing somebody, and stealing are born from somewhere, nurture or nature, it's all psychological, and as a society, we are now seeing the harvest from the seeds of Capitalism and Democracy that were sown many years ago and have been nurtured by the established political order of the Left and Right, Conservative and Labour, Blair and Thatcher! The architects of this disaster with their un controlled free market globalistion and multi-culturalism, which was just a label for cheap migrant labour. The freedom to make money in a world where everything is up for sale. Human life is cheap from a violent Video game to stabbing some one, absent fathers play a part by not being there, lack of discipline and dumbed down schooling. Celebrity culture rammed down the throats of a mass of people hungry for their fifteen minutes, was this what Warhol really had in mind? What's their talents? Being nobodies that think they are somebodies. I blame the media, they germinate feelings, attitudes and actions in the behaviours of the people, from the young to the old, lifestyle choices are sold, that's if you can afford to pay the prices. Dissatisfaction television makes your life over, from homes to clothes, where you're living and what you are wearing isn't good enough, you need to change, you need more. Searching for perfection in an imperfect world keeps the credit flowing. What about those that can't afford to play the game, the new cars, homes and designer clothes what do they do? Go without or make do but for many Crime is a solution to; fraud, robbery, burglary and muggings, can all raise consumer cash the goods they have been told they should want. But for some they need to steal just to survive. We are living in a sick and unjust society.

Everything is getting washed away. If anything good comes from this Brexit debacle it must be that everyone can now see politicians for who and what they really are, and how our so called Democracy really doesn't work, and that it might be time for some new politics rather than the politricks going down today. It might also be time for people to change what they value in their lifes and what really matters in life.

Fuck me after two years of Brexit Bollocks they are at last gonna try and work together for the good of the country to reach a consensus on how to deliver the ‘will of the people' too little too late to sort out such a massive mess that they have created. Dead lock and distrust self serving their self interests as their party’s fall apart left, right and centre! A vacuum to fill. Power and control! Indicative votes indicate what? Just how really out of touch they are with the people and their will’s. All they really care about is themselves, and if the people look hard enough, they can see it....HOW MUCH LONGER ARE WE GONNA LET THE POWERS BE! 10,000 RIOT POLICE ARE WAITING! 6 MILLION SIGNED THE REVOKE ARTICLE 50 PETITION! THEY MAY STILL HAVE THE GUNS, BUT WE'VE STILL GOT THE NUMBERS!

PLAGUE UK - Vaccination (*A REVIEW*)

Plague UK are like a Sound Effects era Jam, or Billy Bragg with balls fronting a rock band. Poppy tuneful and catchy undercurrents amongst the waves of almighty full Rock on and pogo anthems. Vaccination is a real shot in the arm, the perfect prescription. A righteous, rioteous soundtrack and antidote to these trouble torn times.
PRE/POST-SCRIPT Plague UK have history they first broke out as The Plague in the Punk rock days of the Roxy, infecting it with their Pop Punk racket more times than most. A couple of singles were released and an album wasn't, until now, a few decades later in a time where fundamentally nothing much has really changed since then.  Plague UK have come back, or should I really be saying Marc Jefferies (Vocals/Guitar and Song writer) has returned, as he's the only original member in this new improved version.  VACINATION is available from the bands web site:  www.plagueuk.com Go get yerself injected!

Monday, 1 April 2019

BLACK BOMBERS - Vol 4 (*A REVIEW*)

Vol 4 is Black Bombers follow up to their eponymous debut album; this one's a mini album, and it’s “a shit kicker!" six slabs of pure and raw Rock'n'Roll which sound like the smell of burning rubber, greasy leather and dirty denim, as the roaring rhythm and bruised opening track Day after Day will testify. Next up there’s the scorching and screaming Relentless, followed by the feral howl of Animals ‘n' Cages. Gnarley is just that; a rough'n'ready instrumental, which reminds me of a soundtrack to one of those old Biker B-Movies. Sometimes is a taunt, tense guitar slashing full throttle cry of anguish. A gritty and growling cover of Green on Reds Hair of The Dog closes the proceedings on this short stubbly and skuzzie Rock’n’Roll kiss. That sounds like a street fight between The Gun Club, The Stooges and The Long Ryders. Available on the ever wonderful Easy Action Records.

ALVIN GIBBS & THE DISOBEDIENT SERVANTS - Your Disobedient Servant. (*A REVIEW*)

This review of Alvin Gibbs (UK Subs / Urban Dogs) long awaited solo album is its self long over due. The limited edition of 300 has sold out, but a CD digi pack is available from those good folk at Time and Matter Records. It’s a short, sharp, sweet and straight to the point blast of Rock'n'Roll. There are traces of Mott The Hoople, Iggy Pop and the UK Subs spread across the twelve tracks. Alvin’s unique and distinct vocals, interesting and intelligent lyrics offer both political and social comment along side personal tales from the Rock'n’Roll frontline. There are piercing guitar licks and ringing riffs strewn everywhere, and the pounding drums and thumping bass threaten to bring the house down. While the splash of spaced out and sublime psychedilia lifts the roof off. Alvin’s Dissobedient Servents are a Punk’n'Roll who's who of musicians. Mick Rossi (Slaughter and The Dogs), Brian James (The Damned / Lords of the New Church), Jamie Oliver (UK Subs), James Stevenson (Chelsea), Leigh Hegerty (Ruts DC), Timo Kaltio (Hanoi Rocks/Cheap'n'Nasty), Mel Wesson (The Verve/UK Subs), Steve Crittall (The Godfathers), Barrington Francis (The Saints) all play their part, and between them they have produced an album that is beyond brilliant, the sound is greater than the sum of it’s ‘blood fueled guitars.’ A contender for album of the year?...yeah!....too right!!!!

Sunday, 24 March 2019

BREXITSHAMBLES

Sore losers....Nobody knew what game they were playing, and now they do, the rules keep changing. Who in their right minds would enter into a deal if they didn't know what they would get at the end. Now the people do know, there are adverts on the sides of bus stops now explaining what may happen if there is a No Deal Brexit, back in 2016 during the referendum there were lies on the side of a bus. So now it only seems fair and just that the people have another chance to decide whether Britain should leave the EU based on a more informed choice. Now that would be democracy! If the people are not given this chance they will have been sold a dead parrot!

We are being led like Lemmings over the White Cliffs of Dover, a nation's suicide. Albion is down and out. A disunited kingdom....green and unpleasant lands. Blood on the streets and hate on the internet.

Who was it that said no deal was better than a bad deal? Oh yeah, the same bloody person that can't get her own party to vote for her deal never mind the rest of 'em, Why? because they all know it's a bad deal. How Terressa May has still got a job is beyond me, our parliament should have been disbanded from the start, and worked together for the common good of the country, not their party's or own egos.. I mean, they couldn't have done a worse job. I do wonder some times that if Jo Cox (the murdered Labour MP, who believed we were stronger together, despite our differences) hadn't, been killed by a far right crazy had still been around things might have been slightly different. Mind you, that's like saying that if Nigel Farage had been killed in his helicopter crash a few years back we might never have had the referendum in the first place. Just saying....

This is what happens when from the very off two years ago when that pig fucking cunt Cameron under estimated the mood and will of the people and the power of populist politics when they voted to leave the EU. This didn't have to be. Brainwashed by the media with the years of anti EU propaganda....our sausages aren't the right length and our crisps are too crispy, then there was the constant attacks on imigrants; they're taking our jobs and houses, all fed Nigel Farages UKIP racist and reactive politics

There's more info about what leaving EU may mean than there was at the time of the referendum,

How was it ever gonna end well if the person in charge didn't believe in what she was trying to deliver. The worst Prime Minister ever; Weak and stubborn. Can't even take responsibility for her actions, or rather lack of action. Two fuckin' years she's had to sort something out, and her deal has made no one happy, leave or remain.

The Will of the People

Blaming the MP's for this Brexit fuck up, well at least they are standing up for what they believe in.

Monday, 18 March 2019

THE KIDS ARE NOT ALRIGHT!

Lord of the flies in front of our eyes. Dead kids have become the norm. Law and disorder on the streets. The moral panic shifts as white kids are stabbed to death, or a 'knife murder' as I've heard the news reports refer to the latest attack, on not just a person but on society itself, what sort of a place have we become. Celebrity culture has got the X-Factor, Britain has got no talent. Dumbed down and out! Prices slashed everything is up for sale, and everyone's living and dying the fantasy!

Sunday, 17 March 2019

THOUGHTS ON A SUNDAY

Did you know the highest number of terrorist plots the secret services have foiled have been from the Right Wing  not from Muslim extremists! What does that tell us....Well for one Right Wing extremism is still on the rise and two the powers we let be don't like to talk about it. Why? I dunno you tell me....perhaps our establishment still still harbours the Racist views it allways has from the days of empire to Stephen Lawrence and the more recent Windrush scandal and the Brexit bollocks.  We are in this mess because the the will of the people wasn't and still isn't prepared to accept that immigration is nothing to fear.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

IT'S BEEN A LONG WHILE

Major computer problem, hence no posts for what seems like ages.  These words come via one of those smartphone gadget things.  Still not much has been happening ....HA! HA! HA!  BREXIT!  BREXiT BREXIT....A great British tragedy, our democracy dies infront of our eyes.  The powers that we let be are allowed 'meaningfully' vote after vote on Teressa May's shitty deal and the people are being denied a second referendum.  Perhaps that will be meaningfull now people are more informed about the consequences.  If all these votes are being described as meaningfull does that mean previous ones have been meaningless, including the referendom itself?

Friday, 7 December 2018

TIMES UP....

R.I.P. Pete Shelley (The Buzzcocks)

A man who was just as influential and important as Joe Strummer and John Lydon in the history of Punk Rock!.... Don't ever forget that!!

Thursday, 6 December 2018

THOUGHTS ON A THURSDAY.


These are turbulent and trouble torn times, insecure and unsure times. The government is divided and parliament is in crisis. David Cameron should be hung for treason for having a referendum in the first place, along with Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage amongst many others for gross deception with their campaigns of lies, and still the bullshit goes on! As for Teresa May....well under normal circumstances she and her government would have their sad sorry arses kicked in a General Election. In one breath they talk of democracy and not going against the will of the people and in the next they try and hide things about the Brexit Deal from the peoples representatives their MP'S and quite rightly the government is held in contempt of parliament, while trying to put the final vote on the deal back,no doubt trying to buy more time, but that's one thing capitalism doesn't sell.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

SO MESSED UP aka SERVE THE SERVANTS

With little due care to health, safety and musical ability  So Messed Up aka Serve The Servants brought their take on punk rock to the stages of several Music Venues in the North Herts Area during the early 90's. Think Nirvana and The Damned.... (the names give that away) and you will have no idea what these guys (Jason Dare / Keith Piggot) gal (Gill Bickell) and a drum machine (Dr Bondage) sounded like, which was....well pretty stripped back basic and primal there were Rottenesq vocals over a rudimentary guitar drone, bass plod and a drum machine that sounded like a brick in a washing machine. But Hey Ho! this is Punk Rock and who gives a fuck, this bunch certainly didn't, and Yeah, Yeah, Yeah it wasn't the most together or tuneful stuff but it was real, played with passion and it had a heartbeat. The enthusiasm and amateur ability made it all the more authentic and 100% pure Punk Rock, or alternatively it was shit, opinion was divided, but when Serve The Servants (in)famously supported Jeff Buckley at Bowes Lyon House in Stevenage, the man himself whilst watching the band was heard to say “Who are these people?” and someone from Big Cat Records was mildly interested/entertained. Fast forward to now, and Jason Dare has lovingly issued the recordings that So Messed Up aka Serve The Servants made in 1993, plus some new material he's recorded on CD. Contact the man himself for a copy via email at: jasondare@live.co.uk

BARNSTORMER 1649 - Restoration Tragedy (*A REVIEW*)


Attila The Stockbrokers new album Restoration Tragedy is a history lesson about 17th Century England circa 1649, a time of continuing Civil War, bad harvests,and rising food prices the country was in strife with factions and sects (The Levellers, The Diggers and The Ranters) fighting for social, political, economic and religious change in a divided country, of Parliamentarians and Royalists, ruled by a Rump Parliament under the control of Oliver Cromwell and his New Model Army. One King had been be-headed and another exiled/escaped, and still the poor weren't being listened to.
The Levellers Trilogy, two traditional Diggers Songs and a Attila original sets the scene for a performance of some Roundhead Renaissancecore courtesy of Attila and Barnstormer 1649. Prides Purge is a catchy tub thumping number that recounts when in 1648 those loyal to the king were excluded from parliament. Like several songs on the album it juxtapositions historic events with present day ones in this case corrupt members of parliament and their dodgy deals, time for another purge?! The Fishermans Tale is a toe tapping sea shanty about not catching King Charles II before he escaped England. Monarchs Way charts his journey, after his defeat at the The Battle of Worcester this track is an atmospheric instrumental; you can smell the musket smoke in the air as battle weary Roundheads lie slumped around a fires glowing embers. Lord Protector is a doomy dirge lamenting that Cromwell was no better than the king. Burford Requiem is just that a simple slow instrumental to remember those Levellers killed by turncoats in Cromwells New Model Army at Burford Town. Piped polemics bringing the past into the present as The Man With The Beard links the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the leader of The Levellers John Liburne, together while warning of the growth of a religious cult of personalty, it's also a great example of a present day ranter at work, spreading the word with humour through music and song. On the track Wellingbourgh and Wigan Attila and his Barnstormers sets the diggers story to a spade wielding ska folk jig of a tune. The Ranters were an interesting bunch, and attracted the more lunatic fringes of society to their ranks, they were 'blasphemeous' ie they saw god differently to others,and foulmouthed. Abiezer Coppe was one such man and his tale is told by Attila, while also recounting his days when he first began his journey as a ranting poet in the 1980's alongside the likes of Seething Wells and Little Brother. The English Civil War has been a fertile ground for musicians to feed from; Bands like New Model Army and The Levellers were named after radical factions in the War, this is referenced in The Voice, which may be about Thomas Rainsborough the New Model Army leader, or Justin Sullivan, New Model Army Guitarist/Vocalist.  A World Turned Upside Down the old diggers ballad, has been covered by amongst others Billy Bragg, The Barracudas and Chumbawumba, who also recorded The Diggers Song, originally written by Diggers leader Gerald Winstanley. Barnstormer 1649's versions seem to carry more conviction and authenticity to these ears.
Restoration Tragedy is more than just a record it's a work of art; both musically and lyrically it paints pictures. Brilliant stuff! the album is out now on Roundhead Records, only available on vinyl or CD, because it is more than just the music that matters, and you don't get a booklet that puts all the historical references in the songs into context with a download. Available from Attila's Webpage.

FOOTNOTE:
The 1960's Underground Scene, 80's Anarcho Punk, and the environmental movements in the 90's Red Wedge, and Momentum have carried on the Diggers / Levellers and Ranters visions of a commonwealth for all to share, freedom of expression, political change. are all part of a lineage from The Peasants Revolt, The Tol Puddle Martyrs, The Chartists, The Womens Suffragette movement and Trade Unions. The English Civil War is a period in our history which the rich and powerful have tried to erase, no doubt because they know that the same issues exist today as they did then, and as they have throughout our countries history; Inequality and Injustice. To really turn the World Upside Down the King Capitalism needs unseating! Protest and discontent is growing so the wealthy need to take care, but then again so do the poor, as  power  can corrupt.  Alternatives to the present lie in the past, and to build a better future people need to understand and be inspired by Britains rich heritage of rebellion, dissent and protest.....STAND UP NOW! REFUSE TO BOW DOWN AND WORSHIP IT!

Monday, 26 November 2018

"KEEP THE LANTERN BRIGHT"


Fifty years and nothing much has changed in France or Britain, the difference is that the French know how to hold a good protest! They're on the streets for days not hours, that's what's left of them after the paving slabs have been ripped up and thrown at the police.
Here in Britain the people are going to be brainwashed into 'Brexit Boredom' in the hope that they'll accept anything the politicians we keep in power decide what is good for us. Deal or No deal, the choice is theirs not ours, because we had our say in the referendum, when the will of the people was to leave the EU, any choices were based on untruths written on the side of a bus and populist propaganda. Prime Sinister May's deal is shite, people know it and politicians to the left and right know it, and then she's got the bare faced cheek to stand up and say that the people must “Trust politicians to deliver on the vote” when it comes time for parliament to vote deal or no deal, cos that's the choices, unless there is another referendum, or a peoples vote to see if the will of the people is still the same as it was two years ago, or if it has changed, without another vote our democracy is in danger of collapse, because no one is gonna be happy if they don't get what they voted for, especially as they didn't really know what they were voting for, but when they do....”I Predict a Riot!” Fuck Project Fear this is project the future! Because the time is right when things get tight

It was in the news a while back that the Water Canons that the then Mayor of London Boris Johnston bought in the wake of the 2015 Riots, but have never seen action, as the then Home Secretary, a one Terressa May refused to authorize their use by the Police, have been sold for scrap at a substantial financial loss to the tax payer, thanks for that. But here's a thought....oh the irony should the British people take to the streets as a result of a Botched Brexit, where are those water cannons now they're needed. No wonder there's talk of The Army being prepared for any potential civil disobedience. What with the Tory Cunts cuts in police funding reducing a Police Force to a Police Presence on streets where stabbings are common place and gangs fight amongst themselves. If there was ever a time to mobilise forces now's the time. Imagine....If the people were united; Gang members woke up from their Drug Daze, joined forces with the eco-warriers, anti fascists, Momentum supporters and pissed off people from whatever side of the political divide, and took to the streets of London for a good protest. Vive Le Differance!


Sunday, 7 October 2018

SPEACHLESS!


We are fucked, is this shit for real. The free world controlled by an orange ego maniac. No ifs no butts Trump is a C**T! Ronald Regan, George Bush Snr and Jnr were all bad, but Donald Trump is beyond bad
In 1968 the anti-establishment and revolutionary movement the yippies demanded that a pig should be nominated for President. Fifty years later their demands have been met, and there is a real pig in the white house.
Donald Trump is the ultimate result of peoples distrust in the present day democratic political system, appealing to the lowest common denominator of Populist politics; ignorance and prejudice. The rest find his attitudes beliefs and values appalling. His position of power legitimises Racism, bigotry, sexism in not only the eyes of American citizens, but those in other countries who hold the same abhorrent and archaic views. A former cohort of his, the equally repulsive and repugnant Steve Banner has been visiting far Right supporters across Europe for his Neo-Con Global Agenda and Trump has appointed a sex pest; Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court Judge. A total spectacle!


CUTTINGS FROM THE PASTINGS.



Denial of the now. Britain is no longer a global super-power, it's once mighty fleet is reduced to an aircraft carrier with no planes, coal mines and steel plants replaced by theme parks, out of town shopping malls and other service industries. The days of empire are gone. What better way to celebrate a post Brexit Britain, lets have a 'Festival' to show the world what we are good at....putting on a show, they never get enough of reminding us about the 2012 Olympics.

Politicians punch above their weight hard talk and threats in Brexit negotiations if the EU don't give in to their demands, posturing to Putin during the Novichok spy poisoning situation. It's not the sound of them quaking in their boots that I hear, it's the sound of laughing.

The number of Police officers is at it's lowest since 1980, it's no wonder kids get away with murder. No need to worry about the 'obesity crisis' as people start to starve when Britains food supply's run out, if reports of government stock piling food and medical supplies are to be believed. Highest levels of poverty since the days of Margaret Thatcher.

Talk of the Leave campaign being funded by Russia are dismissed as a crazy conspiracy by Remainers, but think about it !?!?!?!? Divide and Rule....Who would benefit from a divided Europe? The real superpowers; Russia, America and the new kids on the bloc, China,
Decaying and Diseased This so called democracy is rotten to the core. Mind control for the proles they've sold themselves to slavery, smart phones and smart meters for the thick, free speech for the dumb. Erase and eradicate in a totalitarian state. Left and Right become one.

UNTITLED POEM OF MINE



A country with ideas above it's station Britain is no longer an Empire nation.
Two World Wars and One World cup; I really do not give a fuck!
That was then and this is now, as they try and slaughter sacred cows.
A past that cannot be erased you can't exhume a million graves.
Or wash away by hand the blood stains on England’s green and pleasant land.

Killed for the wealth that they flaunt, society is at fault
broken homes and poverty too much violence on smart phone screens.
Reports of violence on the TV news everyday, something has gone seriously astray.
Send an email write a tweet don't talk to anyone on the street.
Cold steel in the chest, rivalries laid to rest.
Live is cheap no price to pay moped riders getaway.

Snake oil selling quack politicians offer solutions to the people for the problems governments created. Tell them what they want to hear, but still let them live in fear.
Those with the money, they don't care, they can survive through project fear, when it becomes an actual reality, can they? When an angry mob have broken into their gated community
For the shit we are about to receive I hope you will be truly happy if you voted leave
If it's no deal all the way / Lets see how you really feel come judgement day//

Saturday, 8 September 2018

JEW DECIDE*


*Just a play on words, that's all, but in Britain’s present political climate; Accusations of anti-Semitism against Jeremy Corbyn, or witch hunt and smear campaign as I like to call it, I would like to point out that I am not anti-Semitic/Zionist. To paraphrase the late, great Joe Strummer....”I am anti-racist, anti-fascist, anti-violence. I am pro-creativity and against ignorance.” I'd also add to that list....anti-power, anti-control and pro-free speech.
So putting things into context, it is not anti-Semitic for me to criticise the Israeli government and its Racist power and control policies towards the Palestinian people and anyone else that dares to speak out against the actions of the Israeli state, and support the opposition.
I don't care who threw the first rock, it is time that the whole conflict in the middle east is brought to a stop, before it destroys us all. It's also worth mentioning that as well as the 6 million Holocaust victims, lest we forget that 5.5 million “enemies of the German state” (Criminals, the Insane, homosexuals, communists, Socialists, Jehovah Witnesses and gypsies were also murdered in atrocious circumstances. As staunch left wing agit-punkers; the recently, reformed and still relevant Crisis said “The Jews weren't the only ones!” (Ironically when Doug Pearce and Tony Wakefield from the band left and formed Death in June, they were accused of being Fascists due their imagery and lyrics, something they refuted.)

Thursday, 16 August 2018

ALVIN GIBBS and THE DISOBEDIENT SERVANTS - Ghost Train (Single) *A REVIEW*)


I always look forward to Alvin’s songs on Urban Dogs and UK Subs albums, and wonder when he'll release a solo album, well the time is almost now, as he's just putting the finishing touches to Your Disobedient Servant, but as a taster for it he's releasing a single, and pretty yummy it is to! Ghost Train and Clumsy Fingers are a couple of ballsy hard hitting righteous and riotous rockers; Thumping drums, pounding bass, flesh cutting guitars and a great vocal performance of pure power and passion, with some intelligent lyrics, a real foot tapping, fist thumping, brain thinking slab of pumpkin coloured 7”vinyl. Alvin's not alone on this venture, his 'backing band' The Disobedient Servants is made up of guest musicians Brian James (Lords of The New Church/The Damned) Leigh Heggarty (The Ruts) Steve Critall (The Godfathers) and Jamie Oliver (UK Subs) great performances from all of 'em. The Single, with a cover designed by Gaye Black (The Adverts) is out on Halloween (31st Oct) but be quick it's limited to 300 copies only.  Available to pre-order now from the magnificent Time and Matter Records. You'll be in for a treat!

Monday, 13 August 2018

FS1E - Words and Deeds (*A REVIEW*)


Quirky, strange and charming, and totally out there; The genre defying FS1E, a trio of hardened musicians from North Herts. have crafted and created a unique sound of their own, a blend of Reggae, Post Punk, Indie and, Prog Rock Words and Deeds, their not so difficult second album is a very British album, the sound and sentiments couldn't come from anywhere else. Twelve bitter sweet symphonies telling tales of everyday people and their lives, loves, losses and fears; the good, bad and the ugly. It's an emotional road trip of a listen that takes a journey over the bumps and potholes of life at a time of social and political upheaval in our not so great, green and pleasant lands. Sublime, slow burning and absorbing soulful stuff. Tempos change as tunes chug, chop, swing and sway long. Guitars scratch, strum and jangle, Vocal harmonies mix with Dark rhythms, Dub grooves and jaunty up tempo folk like jigs. These are catchy epic songs of jazzy prog psychedelic proportions, both laid back, lively and at times uneasy easy listening. Available now to stream on Spotify.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

THIS PLACE IS BURNING: Extreme Weather for an Extreme World!



Across the world humankind is killing itself; with knives, guns, bombs and farming implements. The sales of these weapons of mass destruction fund the global economy and fuel the murders, civil wars, drug wars and wars on terror that are going on throughout the world. It's all about the power and control!
Across the world mother nature is fighting back against manufactured mass pollution and historic weather cycles, all wrapped up by the global powers we let be as 'climate change'. Theories about weather modification gather momentum on the web, but are dismissed as pure conspiracy, despite several news stories about Russia and China attempting it, or is this 'fake news' Well the truth is that I can see the weather is changing, but I can't see humankind changing, for all the recycling and conservation people do, as developing countries....develop, the multi- nationals pump more waste into the land sea and air.
In America, Japan, Greece and Britain fires burn, people die and infrastructures come to a grinding halt! The futures bright, the future's what we make it, and during these 'Trouble Torn Times' lets see the streets really heat up, and see if stories of The British Army being prepared for action in the event of a No Deal Brexit is 'project fear, fake news or the truth. Take cover a Tsunami is coming!

Saturday, 28 July 2018

ANGERLAND!



The older generations voted for a future they'll never see. The younger generations are gonna be living in a future they didn't want to see. Makes me proud to be British! As a No Deal Brexit gets closer, It's is the time for the now generation to wake up and think....What did I really vote for? And if what they get isn't what they wanted, they need to stand up and shout NO DEAL! The Left and Right should unite amongst and despite of their differences and fight together to build a Britain to be really proud of; a United Kingdom, not a disunited one....I'd rather dream than live in a nightmare!


Sunday, 1 July 2018

DONNY TAKES A TRIP by Fake News Corp



Fake News Corp is an alliance of disparate souls who wanted to manifest their opposition to the ‘alt-President of the USA’ in a rousing song. We can’t stop him coming to England but we do not welcome him. We disapprove of his racist, abusive, divisive activities and we object to his fascistic, bully-boy gang members. 

Whilst he travels freely to England he attempts to restrict the movements of others, whether from Mexico, South America or the Middle East. Alt-POTUS is a self-confessed abuser, a charity fraudster and a graceless lying bully. He has no manners and is dangerously happy in the company of the despots and dictators he admires so much.
We have created this work in order to add our voice to the millions of voices speaking out against greed, corruption, violence and cruelty, and speaking up for peace, cooperation, equality and truth. 

Sunday, 29 April 2018

REASON 23



Three sides to every story. Fake or break time. To good to be true, to bad.... it must be false!
Stains and smears living in post truth age of fear and uncertainty. Information wars Deceiver....Receivers Time for a task force and a strategy. Inconvenient truths they'd like us to conveniently forget about while they cover up talk of having to have photo ID in order to vote Images of gassed Syrian children brings outrage, accusations and assumptions. Nerve agent, secret agent, Tit for tat diplomat. Knife crime on murder mile, A reality disconnect; actual and virtual, Views from computer screen windows, Multi player, gang attack....Game Over! No extra lives here!

Taking more from the poor The cuts have stabbed the poor in the back leaving fresh wounds, amongst the scars from past attacks. Broken and dying in front of our eyes a promised land built on lies. Drink water till you drown because it's good for you. A nation drugged on coffee.  Watch out for the gas supply; the arrival of reprisals. Progress! Good or bad, you decide use the red button to cast your vote. Cyber crime; a sign of the times, a world where technology constructs a speech a dead president (JFK) never made makes more sense than what the living one says. Hate speech isn't free speech, it costs....in human life!

UK gets involved in another dodgy deal and Teresa May compromises parliamentary democracy by dropping bombs on Syria without consulting parliament and without waiting for any evidence as to what happened, this is carried out under the guise of ending 'humanitarian suffering', well when USA went ahead and bombed Syria’s chemical warfare capacity in 2014 they still used them again. If UK Government wants to end humanitarian suffering, then why hasn't it got involved in Yemen where a bloody war is being raged by Saudi Arabia, who are using weapons supplied by the UK (Looks like I've answered my own question there!) Interestingly the Saudi crown prince visited the UK, USA and France the day before all three countries took part in these latest attacks on Syria, no doubt he was influencing their decision. Talking of geopolitriks you've got Iran who along with Russia back Assad’s Syrian regime, then there's also Israel bombing the Iranian militia in Syria who've been using the country as a base to support the Hezbollah in Lebanon. Just who is gonna benefit from all this? aside from the arms dealers.

No facts, the judge, jury and executioners punishment and justice one big distraction false flags flying. Dropping bombs never avoids escalation.
Why would Assad use Chemical Weapons when the war against Islamic State and rebel forces has nearly been won?
Why would Russia use nerve gas in Salisbury to poison spy’s with the world cup coming up?
Why wouldn't Britain let Russia have a sample of the nerve agent?
Britain didn't support the action the US took last time they dropped bombs to stop Syria’s use of chemical weapons....well that worked didn't it. Members of parliament voted against any involvement. So why this time?
And just who killed UN weapons inspector Dr David Kelly back in 2003 in the wake of Iraq and claims of weapons of mass destruction being exaggerated by New Labour Government, because it wasn't suicide like the establishment would like us to believe.

A BIG LIE

Create a fantastical spy thriller plot about a Russian spy poisoned by a nerve agent miles from a British Chemical Research facility. The Russians get the blame although there is no actual evidence that it came from Russia. Britain and many countries including the USA and France expel Russian diplomats as punishment, and insults are traded by foreign ministers on both sides. The Russian spy his daughter, Schipol family and a policeman who came into contact with the poison recover, and the only thing to die was the families pet guinea pig. Britain’s involvement with America in bombing Syria wasn't about the nations security it was payback for USA support in expelling Russian diplomats after the attack on the Schipols and it's future economic interest; from Chlorine Gas to Chlorine washed chicken.  

The US had to retaliate and bomb Syria to cover up the fabrication of gas attacks, and as a justification to attack Syria and get at Russia. Who's got the biggest knob Putin or Trump, it doesn’t matter cos they are both great big knobs, unfortunately when their macho posturing starts, so does trouble in the world. But hey Trump can't be all bad, he's helping to bring peace to Korea, where it seems Kim Jong Un doesn't want to play the biggest dick game. The French Prime Minister looked a bit uncomfortable during a recent encounterhe had with Trump, who appeared to be having some homo-erotic love in with him during a state visit.

Syrian and Salisbury chemical weapon attacks and the retaliation have been washed away in the wake of the Windrush Generation scandal, were those and the relatives of others that came to Britain from the West Indies in the 50's and helped build Britain, keep it moving and keep it well have now been told to keep away in order to satisfy immigration targets that Amber Rudd the Home Secretary doesn't seem to know anything about, and then she does, whatever, but surely the previous Home Sec; Teresa May must have been aware of as they formed part of her 'hostile environment' for immigrants. Seeds were sown many dawns ago, from them solid oaks have grown; fear, prejudice and hatred has taken root across England’s green and pleasant lands. Great Britain is a nation built on racism, it is the dark heart of this country that continues to beat; from the days of empire and colonialism via 70's sitcoms to the death of Stephen Lawrence with the inappropriate 'gaffs' made by Prince Philip and Prince Charles thrown in for good measure, topped by anti-Semitism rows in Labour Party and this present governments immigration policy. You don't need a United Nations report to tell you something you already know! People need to stop dancing to it's beat!


Monday, 2 April 2018

LAST GREAT DREAMERS - 13th Floor Renegades (*A REVIEW*)


13th Floor Renegades is the new album from London Rock'n'Roll err!.... renegades Last Great Dreamers. The heart and soul of Last Great Dreamers is the song writing partnership between fellow guitarists and vocalists Marc Valentine and Slyder one which has lasted on and off for 30 years, and on this, the bands third album it has been distilled and fermented to produce a very special blend of the finest Rock'n'Roll brew I've tasted for a while. The Last Great Dreamers have taken the Stones/Faces/Who and Kinks rock'n'roll templates and twisted them into something completely different and produced another kind of blueprint. Eleven electric and eclectic examples of Rock'n'Roll that dares to be different.
This is timeless and tuneful, foot-tapping, heart aching and fist thumping stuff. Vocals are subtle and soulful, delicate and defiant, these songs mean something! Drums shuffle and pound, the bass bops and bends as guitars ring and riff, screech and slide with a never say die no surrender attitude.
Opening track New Situation is a catchy rocky poppy punky affair, which sets the tone for the rest of the album without spoiling the surprises. Title track 13th Floor Renegades is a dreamy post psychedelic tale of escaping the mundane. Then there's the wired and taut New Wave feel of Speed of Light and the mellow aching beauty of For Your Information. Which is followed by the backs to the wall balls out stomping strut of Primitive Man. The fast and frantic No Sunshine and I Think I Like It have rings of 90's Britpop/Indie to them and Broken Things sounds like a fight between The Only Ones and Social Distortion, while Miles Away is a floaty, folky and mournful affair. Whose Side are You On is blessed with some lovely vocal harmonies and Going Home is a crashing, crunchy and cascading epic end to this brilliant affair. Last Great Dreamers you should be very proud! and everyone else....Time to wake up!

13th Floor Renegades is released by Ray Records on  April....13th....a Friday, now for all you good people that's what I call.... lucky!  Further info on Last Great Dreamers can be found on their Facebook page, or website.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

THE DERELLAS - High Rise Supersize (*A REVIEW*)


The DeRellas never fail to deliver the Punk'n'Glam goods, and their latest package the 3 track High Rise Super size single is no exception, it careers along with riotous and righteous   gay abandon, like a Ford Capri on the Rock'n'Roll highway. The two  DeRellas tunes; High Rise Supersize and  Something To Say kiss and punch you in the face like the early Manic Street Preachers and The Ruts and a cover of The Sweets Fox On The Run, stuffs and pads the box out nicely.  Released on Rockaway Beach Records! Order it from The DeRellas Store for a bit of streetwise sparkle during these trouble torn times, and remember when you stick it to the man and kick against the shits keep a smile on yer face and a song in yer heart! 
“HIGH RISE SUPER SIZE, WHAT YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT?!”

Saturday, 3 March 2018

MARCHING ON.... A FEW THOUGHTS!


LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT....Power corrupts, whatever foot the jackboot is on!

Draconian new laws about what the public can or can't do in public places; No tree climbing in parks, or kite flying on playing fields. Oxfam save the children for their exploitation.

Re-writing history with an air brush. Bad news buried like babies in the rubble of the Syrian city of Ghouta, or like cars on the snow covered A30 as a result from the winter storm they called the 'Beast from The East'

Human rights, human wrongs. War crimes, knife crimes. Human life is cheap, but our children pay the price in a morally bankrupt world. Gun crazy! Mass shootings in Amerika, a common place national disgrace, as are the stabbings on the streets of British towns and cities.

Where are we going? People cross minefields of identity; sexual and cultural. A fear of offence or violence in a cotton wool nation where common sense becomes rare as smart phones turn people dense. In the information age many are ill informed and misled to the point of possibly voting away Britain's future. In a flat screen slumber people believe the unicorn promises of the politicians and the advertisers that we can't do without what they are selling.... There is an alternative....Don't buy their shit!

Saturday, 24 February 2018

BETTER RE(A)D THAN DEAD!



The Jeremy Corbyn spy story/smear. Truth or Fiction, you decide! It's about discrediting the opposition, It aint sputnik science.... So what if there's a soviet skeleton in JC's cupboard, that was the past, meanwhile in the present the British government are happy to take the rouble from Russian oligarchs who are slowly buying up the country for their future. So whose the bigger threat to 'national security'? Socialism is about the social, Conservatism is about the con!

Saturday, 10 February 2018

WHO KNOWS WHAT'S TRUE OR NOT, JUST DON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN!

The hypnotised never lie. Fakery / Trickery / Tricksters and Jokers. Dangerous times, Dangerous minds. Smoke and mirrors The hypnotised cannot see. The truth police....Who watches the watchers? Fake news? Truth and censorship who decides what is true. Government power tyranny and totality. Who controls the media has the power to control the minds of the masses!

Madmen in Authority What's their problem with fake news? Or is the problem that the powers that we let be don't like what they hear or uncomfortable truths are revealed. As the sands of time pass they show there were different grains of truths to the stories we were told. For example
Piers Morgan, resigned as editor of Daily Mirror after the paper published a fake picture of troops torturing Afghan prisoners, at the time it was denounced as being made up news. A couple of years latter when the truth came out, it turns out that troops did carry out abuse and torture of prisoners.
Alternative facts and conspiracy theories ask questions when the mainstream answers are questionable. The truth is stranger than f(r)iction. I heard on the radio recently that there are proposals to set up a government department for fake news. I don't know if this is true or not, but the frightening thing is that I can see this happening in the not too distant future.

A Miss-information society, is being constructed in front of our eyes, a future reality where big lies can be disguised and dismissed as fake news, because nobody will know what is real or not. A virtual reality of tweets, postings and intsagram messages compete with the state sanctioned discourse of events, information overload.

We are not in a good place. The number of Suicides is rising, Crime is rising, homelessness is rising and the gap between the rich and poor is widening. So what does the Con-Government do....continues to cut numbers of police, builds unaffordable housing that is bought by foreign investors not to live in, all the while manipulating the statistics and using the private sector to do the jobs of the state, there by washing their hands of any responsibility for the outcomes when it all falls down, and then they blame the people and make them pay. Now is the time stand together, just like those who took to the streets of London a couple of weeks ago to protest about cuts in the NHS, not that anyone watching the BBC news that evening would have known it happened, because it wasn't reported. We are in this together, it's just that they don't want us to know it, because if differences were put aside people would find they had much more in common than they had been led to believe they had. A real United Kingdom is something that those in power do not want, because it would mean they would be out of a job and in the hands of the people.... and that's the truth of the matter.

JACQUES DERRIDA Says....

....“Capitalism's media triumph conceals the truth that it has never been more fragile, threatened, catastrophic. Something else has surpassed both the Marxism figure-headed by a totalitarian Soviet bloc and it's liberal free market opponent. This 'something' is a set of hypereality transformations in the spheres of science, technology and economics which put our traditional notions of 'democracy' in grave doubt.”

Monday, 5 February 2018

THE MISTAKES - Anti-Social Media (*A REVIEW*)


Anti-Social Media is the debut album from the south coast of England's premier punk rockers.... The Mistakes from Poole in Dorset, and it goes a bit like this....It's a twelve track treat; An old skool new skool punk rock breakout that brings the past to the present and takes it into the future, think....UK Subs, Subhumans and Rancid, and then some! Power chords, pounding drums, luscious guitar licks and  meandering bass lines bleed from the speakers. It's a 100mph charge; fast, frantic and furious laced with twists of Ska; thrashy and tuneful with catchy choruses, it's toe tapping, head banging and fist thumping stuff.... and it will blow your ears off! These are powerful and passionate songs, they are address's to a nation in distress, a hollering voice of hope and dissent, anthems for the underdogs that refuse to quit in an age of austerity, anxiety, alienation and anger. A slab of skanking socially aware rabble rousing street punk which comes straight from the heart, kicks you in the guts, leaves a smile on yer face and makes yer brain think. What more could you ask from an Album/CD/Download? Anti-Social Media is out now on Never BeQuiet Records. and the band can be found here on facebook.  You'd be making a big mistake if you didn't check 'em out!  

Sunday, 21 January 2018

TONY JUDT Says....

....“Those who assert that 'the system' is at fault,or who see mysterious manoeuvrings behind every political misstep, have little to teach us. But the disposition to disagree, to reject and to dissent-however irritating it may be when taken to extremes-is the very lifeblood of an open society. We need people who make a virtue of opposing mainstream opinion. A democracy of permanent consensus will not long remain a democracy.” - in ILL FARES THE LAND