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

Friday, 24 October 2008

WHAT'S THIS SHIT!


Right then, No posts for a week; taking a ‘bloggers break’ before it breaks me. Had planned to post some music‘n’words this week, but like all plans it didn’t go to it. Never mind being skint financially, seem to be much the same time wise, no matter how you try to manage it. Anyway until my return, I’ll leave you with this musical lucky dip. I use the terms musical and lucky in their broadest terms, it’s all a matter of….but if you fancy taking a dip and a trip somewhere else, you know what to do. Feedback welcome and I’ll reveal more upon my return. I’ve also stuck up some of the music I was gonna post. It’s in the What Have We Got Here section (scroll down and look to the left!) As for the words well once again same old shit different flavours, corrupt politicians and business men, recession, dodgy government statistics re: violent crime US election etc, etc, etc. If anyone wants to get anything off their chest feel free to leave a comment. One last thing; Stay Free! Keep On Keeping On! United as One!, It’s the only way to get through the(ir) shit .

Tuesday, 21 October 2008


Red sky at night/Shepherds delight/Red Sky in the morning/Global warming.

Sunday, 19 October 2008


Is the US election more about Race than The Race? God Damn right it is! From Wounded Knee, to the Civil War, through Montgomery and the beating of Rodney King America as a country has feared the colour of a person’s skin,(best add Iraq and Afghanistan to the list.) and made it their mission to oppress and exploit those who are a shade darker. Rock’n’Roll was born in the Slave plantations and appropriated to the world as Elvis Presley; “the white boy with a black mans voice” No Elvis No Beatles No Rolling Stones No Clash.
Should we and do we care who the next President is? God Damn right we should! America still wants to be the most powerful nation in the world and who ever is elected can shape the destiny of each and everyone of us, where ever we are in the world. Just take a look at this global financial fiasco. Where did it all start? That’s right, the good old US of Fucking A, and don’t forget The War on Terror, because that didn’t start on Sept 11th 2001. This is the world calling! Do the right thing American people, don’t fear their fear. It’s change we need !

LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH - BBC Radio In Concert 1982


Here’s a little something more for ya from the Lords of The New Church; a live BBC Radio In Concert performance from 1982. It was issued as an album in the USA as a Promo, with three extra tracks that are missing from this recording, but hey never mind, this is still quality shit from the black leather rock’n’rollers. The accompanying artwerk is a page from an old scrap book of mine; bringing the past into the present and preserving it for the future.

They could have been contenders #1: COLORYDE - The 1994 Demos


This is an occasional feature on a few bands who never made it any further than recording demos, when they really should have been signed up by record companies, rather than being consigned to the ’dustbin of musical history’ look at it as a spot of recycling or emptying the dustbin to find the gems buried there. First up it’s a band called COLORYDE, from the same stomping ground of Welwyn Garden City/Hatfield as S*M*A*S*H, a band they shared a few gigs with, and a similar style, the only difference being that Coloryde, despite a lot of trying never had their 15 minutes, which wasn’t only a shame, but totally criminal, especially considering around the time they were playing every record company was signing guitar bands with an ear for power/pop/punk tunes. Coloryde had the ear and the passion, but not the breaks, anyway if you fancy a blast of what you missed out on in 1994 because some record company exec had cloth ears and shit for brains, click here, and if you’re not too sure it’s worth yer while think; The Jam, The Clash and The Chords and it’ll give you an idea of what to expect.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

What? In God's name........


HELLO MY DEAREST BELOVED IN CHRIST JESUS,HOW ARE YOU DOING?,I HOPE THAT YOU ARE FEELING FINE AND GOOD?,HOW IS YOUR WORK AND FAMILY DOING?,I BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING IS MOVING VERY WELL?,IF SO,THANKS ALWAYS BE TO OUR GOD ALMIGHTY FOR HIS IMMENSE WORK ON US,AND MAY THE GOD'S GOODNESS AND MERCIES CONTINUE TO FOLLOW YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,ALL THE DAYS OF YOURS LIVES,IN JESUS NAME,AMEN. I KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE SO MUCH ANXIOUS TO KNOW WHO IS SENDING THIS MAIL TO YOU?,PLEASE DON'T BE EMBARRASSED WITH MY MAIL TO YOU AS I INTRODUCE MY HUMBLE SELF TO YOU.
MY NAME IS MRS SARAH WILLIAMS,A WIDOW TO THE LATE MR. RAYMOND C. WILLIAMS. A DEVOTED CHRISTIAN,I AM 64 YEARS OLD WIDOW SUFFERING FROM A LONG TIME CANCER OF THE BREAST DISEASE. FROM ALL INDICATIONS MY DEAR BELOVED,MY CONDITION AS I AM NOW SENDING THIS MAIL TO YOU IS REALLY DETERIORATING BECAUSE IT 'S QUITE OBVIOUS THAT I WON'T LIVE MORE THAN THREE MONTHS IN THIS WORLD,ACCORDING TO MY DOCTORS.THIS IS BECAUSE THE DAMAGE WHICH THIS DISEASE (CANCER OF THE BREAST)HAS DONE TO ME IS VERY BAD.MY LATE HUSBAND AND I DURING OUR BLISSFUL MARRIAGE COULDN'T PRODUCE ANY CHILD OF OUR OWN.MY LATE HUSBAND IS ALSO A WEALTHY MAN WHEN HE IS STILL ALIVE,AND I INHERITED ALL HIS BUSINESS AND WEALTH WHEN HE DIED.
THE DOCTOR HAS ADVICED ME THAT I HAVE NOT LESS THAN THREE MONTHS TO LIVE IN THIS WORLD AND DEPART TO THE BOSSOM OF THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY,BUT I STRONGLY BELIEVE GOD ALMIGHTY FOR A GREAT MIRACLE TO HAPPEN IN MY LIFE AND AS YOU KNOW THAT IT IS ONLY THE GREAT POWER OF GOD ALMIGHTY THAT CAN DETERMINE MY LIFE SPAN,SO I NOW DECIDED TO DIVIDE PART OF THIS WEALTH TO CONTRIBUTE IT TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LESS PRIVILAGED,MOTHERLESS BABIES HOMES,POOR AND CHURCHES INCLUDING MOSQUES IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD(AFRICA,ASIA AND EUROPE AS WELL)AND MOST ESPECIALLY OVERTHERE IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY.
I SELECTED YOU AFTER VISITING YOUR PROFILE ON WEBSITE,AND SINCE FEW DAYS BACK THAT I SAW YOUR PROFILE,I HAVE BEEN PRAYING OVER AND OVER ABOUT YOU BEEN THE RIGHT PERSON TO HELP ME OUT,AND MY HEART AND MIND CONTINUE ACCEPTING YOU AS THE RIGHT PERSON TO HELP ME CARRYOUT THIS DUTY WHICH I HAVE MADE FOR THE GOOD LORD THAT WE SERVE,SO I AM LETTING YOU KNOW THAT I AM WILLING TO DONATE THE TOTAL SUM OF SEVEN MILLION US DOLLARS($7.000,000.00)FOR THIS PROJECT THROUGH YOU.
PLEASE MY DEAR BELOVE,I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THIS FUND IS LYING IN A SECURITY FIRM,AND UPON MY INSTRUCTIONS AND ORDER,YOU WILL HAVE THE IMMEDIATE CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP OF THE MONEY IN YOUR NAME WHICH MYSELF AND MY ATTORNEY WILL CONFIRM YOU RIGHT. FINALLY MY DEAR BELOVE IN CHRIST JESUS,I HONESTLY RAY ALWAYS THAT ONCE YOU HAVE THIS MONEY IN YOUR CUSTODY,THAT YOU WILL USE IT ACCORDINGLY FOR ITS PURPOSE WHICH IS GOD'S WORK,AND NOT OTHERWISE.
PLEASE MY DEAR,IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING ME OUT AS I RUN TO YOU WITH TEARS ON MY CHICKS FOR YOUR HELP,KINDLY CONTACT ME IMMEDIATLY IF YOU REALLY WANT TO HELP ME,PLEASE.
I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING YOUR GREAT TIME TO ATTEND TO MY MAIL TO YOU,I PRAY THAT THE GOOD LORD I SERVE ALWAYS WILL SURELY SHOWER HIS ABOUNDANCE BLESSINGS UPON YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TILL I HEAR FROM YOU SOONEST IN JESUS NAME I PRAY,AMEN.
BE BLESSED AND REMAIN BLESSED ALWAYS.YOU CAN AS WELL CONTACT ME VIA MY PRIVATE MAIL BOX.(
sarah100williams@yahoo.com)
YOUR'S SISTER IN CHRIST JESUS, MOTHER MRS SARAH WILLIAMS.
RELIGION SUCKS!AND SOME PEOPLE ARE SUCKERS!

Friday, 17 October 2008

We’re getting economically shafted, and the only thing that gets some people fighting; is a half price TV, well if that’s the mentality of people then as a society we really are fucked, but we knew that anyway after the ‘Ikea and Primark Riots’

Thursday, 16 October 2008


"Hello GCHQ and Mensforth Hill"


Attack! blah, blah, blah. Bombs! blah, blah, blah. Detonate! blah, blah, blah. Destruction! blah, blah, blah. Government, blah, blah, blah. Politicians, blah, blah, blah. Parliament, blah, blah, blah. Fireworks! blah, blah, blah. November 5th. blah, blah, blah.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

FLASH! saviour of the universe

So GORDON Brown’s saved the world by encouraging other countries governments to follow his plan. By, now let me get this straight lending money that the tax payer will cover to various banks, so that in turn they can lend it to other banks, who will then lend it to individuals or businesses i.e tax payers, sounds like a double wammy to me were borrowers are paying twice and with interest. Another thing; I always thought that if people got themselves into debt, they were discouraged from taking out loans to pay of their debt, cos all that would happen is they’d be in more debt. What’s that old saying? A fool and their money are easily parted! looks like we're all fools in the eyes of our leaders.

Under The Cover of Moonlight.


Time for some music, a bit of a mish-mash here really, various artists doing various covers of various other artists. First up it’s ANDI SEXGANG former singer in goth glamsters Sex Gang Children, with his take on Iggy Pops I’m Bored, and Richard Hell’s Love Come in Spurts. Next it’s SONIC YOUTH with a low fi rendition of The New York Dolls Personality Crisis, swiftly followed by THE WATERBOYS and their version of Rolling Stones classic Wild Horses. Finally it’s DAVID BOWIE & MARC BOLAN covering The Cuddly Toys Madman, I say covering, but that’s not strictly true, as they wrote it, but the Cuddly Toys released it unlike Bowie and Bolan who never recorded it in the studio, this rough recording was done in a hotel room somewhere, sometime when Bolan was touring in 1977, if I’m correct, if not then I’m wrong, but what the hell. Enjoy!

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Nein, Nein, Nein!


So the Metropolitan Police isn’t Racist; 10 years on after the Stephen Lawrence enquiry and the subsequent McPherson Report, fuck all has changed. The Head of the Black Police Association is telling black people not to join, there have been race allegations by officers against former Commissioner, Ian Blair, and now I read about how the Crown Prosecution Service had information with held from them when it was disclosed after their trial, that a BNP member who was recently prosecuted for having illegal weapons, was infact at the time of his arrest a serving police officer. The police claim they didn’t know about this, as apparently Ellis Hammond lied about the BNP membership on his application form. Yeah right, probably how he got the job in the first place.
The title of this post is in no way ment to suggest that all Germans are Nazi's

Here's some reading....


for when things get really bad!

Friday, 10 October 2008


Further to my brief rant earlier today, it now appears that Gordon Brown has declared war on Iceland, well not exactly but according to reports the British Government is freezing Icelandic assets and threatening to sue their government, because Iceland has refused to pay back the money that has been lost. Well yeah, sounds fair, why should they? If you go to a Casino, place a bet and lose, you don’t get yer money back, what’s the point in that, that’s the risk you take, and that’s the risk investors took, and they lost, it’s unfortunate, but shit happens, and a lot of shit has happened over the past few weeks, and it’s all happened with our Governments knowledge and support, if anyone should be suing any one, it should be us suing the Government, for gross incompetence.

Council Taxes have been rising year after year, and all the while Local Authorities have been ‘saving’ or should that be gambling with our money in dodgy Icelandic bank accounts, when they should have been spending it on services for the people, and now they’ve gone and lost the lot. WANKERS!

Thursday, 9 October 2008



As today is national poetry day, it seems an appropriate time to post this 1978 John Peel Session from the Bard of Salford; John Cooper Clarke. The accompanying pictures, were taken by me outside his rented room in Stevenage, where he moved during the 80’s to allegedly take drugs. (see sleeve notes of a Martin Hannett tribute CD) I was doing a fanzine at the time, and someone gave me his address, so I just called round to see if he was up for doing an interview, unfortunately he said he didn’t have time in the forseable future, due to commitments, apparently I was lucky to catch him in, he let me take a couple of pictures and that was that, and this is the Peel session.

The above are a few short poems that I wrote during the 80's and 90's and recited at a poetry reading a few years back. In keeping with the poetry vibe, I thought I'd share the shit with ya.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Ways to Beat The Recession #2



Sell all those Gold, Silver and Bronze medals that we won at The Olympics, then tax those rich fuckers to within an inch of their privileged and ill gotten lives, you know the ones, those fat cunts (oops! Freudian slip!) cats that paid themselves massive bonuses weeks before their companies went bust, and coincidently months before the whole thing went down the shitter. Then all those over pampered and over paid celebrities, tax those fuckers till they’re down to their last few quid, then who else is there……………

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

"THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTAAARGH.. HA, HA, HA!"

BLAGGERS I*T*A - The Way We Operate (7" Vinyl-Rip)


Here’s another offering from staunch Anti-Nazi’s The Blaggers. The Clash meet The Ruts with a bit of Public Enemy thrown into the mix. The Way We Operate which was released in 1992 addresses the Police beating of Rodney King, and the LA riots that followed. A Melody Maker review said of the record: "Energy, anger, organisation AND tunes. What more do you f***in' want? Get out there and RIOT!" Can’t say fairer than that can you, so what ya waiting for CLICK! Click, click.

Sunday, 5 October 2008


THE GUN CLUB - Breaking Hands (12"Vinyl-Rip)



This release from 1988 finds The Gun Club in Berlin with producer Robin Guthrie from The Cocteau Twins at the control panel. The band; Guitarist Kid Congo Powers from The Cramps, Nick Sanderson on Drums (who later found infamy during the late 90‘s in Techno Glam Stompers Earl Brutus, a post of theirs is in the pipeline, sadly he died recently.) and bassist Romi Mori was described by Jeffrey Lee Pierce as the best band line-up he’d ever had. A bit more of a traditional rock feel to it if you ask me, but hey see what you think, or should that be hear what you think? Whatever, you know what to do…..click,click, CLICK!

A Sunday sermon, of sorts!

This was the week that saw George Bush labelled a Socialist by his own party for pushing a bailout or buy into, depending on your viewpoint Bill through Congress, in order to save failing financial institutions. As in Britain, the American taxpayer will be picking up the bill and paying the price. But hey at least their representatives in Congress fucked it off to start with, before being bought, bullied or bribed into helping America save the world from ‘Economic Meltdown.’ In Britain the Government just went ahead and did it. So thanks! Mr Bush and Mr Brown for saving us all. Wankers! Right then, if I’m gonna be paying I want some returns for my investment. If you’re gonna introduce more regulation in the Financial Market, I wanna see some checks and controls in the Consumer Market about not only what can be sold, but also about what can be produced. I mean check this out, you couldn’t make this shit up or could you? This week TK Maxx, a leading discount clothing company had to remove Two items from it’s rails and shelves. No1: A coat that came with a penknife, No2: A walking stick with a 50cm blade concealed inside it (Sword sticks they called them in Victorian times.) WHAT THE FUCK! Knife crime anyone? Duh! Never mind that TK Maxx saw sense and removed them, they should never have got there in the first place, infact, they never should have even been produced in the first place. How much more shit is out there that we don’t need and don’t really want. If we had a regulated financial sector balanced with a controlled market economy, then perhaps, just as it took 30 years for their present economic system to shape and remould societies into one’s were the individual rules it could take another 30 years before we get a balance between the individual and the collective and a more just society. That’s the return I want for my money, and it all starts with empty shelves, fuck the individuals ’right’ to make money producing shit, cos not only has that attitude got us into the shit, it’s also pumping loads of shit into the atmosphere and fucking up the planet, there you go another good reason for market controls, because; the more that gets produced the more waste there is, from the products packaging to the products production, it is polluting the planet, but not only that, some products pollute the mind, and as a result we see social change. For example society has become more violent, or we are aware of it more through technological progress, whatever, but how? Try this one for size what about the impact of the plethora of violent films/music/video games/toys etc that are available on the market, or what about people being bombarded by media images of perfection, in the home in their appearance, the celebrity culture etc it all leads to the ‘shelf of shit’ where anything and everything is available to make peoples lives better, well that’s what they think; the reality is it just makes them worse. Take a look around, I think the evidence speaks for itself. Money may make the world go round, but it’s stalling at the moment and the time is coming when it’s gonna need a real Socialist bump start, just hope it’s not a National one!

THE LUNATICS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN RUNNING THE ASYLUM!


Saturday, 4 October 2008


"NatWest, NatWest-Barclays-Midlands-Lloyds
Blackhorse apocalypse
Death sanitised through credit." -Manic Street Preachers

Friday, 3 October 2008

There should be a law against this!


For fucks sake! The financial system is falling apart thanks to the ‘credit culture’ and American Express send me, and probably thousands of other people this; an application to take out a credit card. “Your name could be here” it says, yeah right, only if it was Wayne Kerr. It just beggars belief! But then again thinking about things, it could be said that without all the irresponsible lending and borrowing their economic system would have continued to remain uncontrolled and unchecked, and perhaps when the tax payer does pick up the tab it will be a price worth paying for some sort of change to the system, but then again perhaps not, cos it's all run by a bunch of fucking Wayne Kerrs!

Wednesday, 1 October 2008


Their world has turned upside down! Sell, Sell, Sell / Bye, Bye, Bye!