Year: 2014

  • Albums Of The Year 2014

    This year, I had to cull this top forty from 108 albums I bought. Can you imagine how fucking painful that was? I had to leave out a lot of music that found a place in my heart. So, anything, everything you see below is worthy of owning, doesn’t matter if it’s number 40 or…

  • Transphobic Nonsense

    Please DO NOT post your transphobic bullshit on the comments section of my song, thank you. Really, of all the songs in the world, you’re going to pick this one to post your utter ignorance on?? Where a man is singing the words, “I could never be your woman?” REALLY? Get the fuck out!

  • Black Mirror White Christmas

    Sooo… overall, I enjoyed the Brooker special. It was a nice dollop of horror in the festive season, a bit of a high-tech Tales Of The Unexpected. Or perhaps an update of one of my fave classic Brit horror films, Dead Of Night. I can’t fault the acting, direction, mise-en-scene, all wonderful. The only problem…

  • On Crimbo Representation

    Christmas card shopping for my family yesterday… … can I get that Mum card. Nope white Mum character. Can I get that Dad or sis card? Nope. Same thing. Niece, nehpew? Nope, nope. Guess I’ll just get the ones with bears on as usual as at least they’re a kind of brown? Or with no…

  • Gotham – LoveCraft (S1E10)

    Absolutely loving Gotham. Lil Bruce (David Mazouz) and Selina (Camren Bicondova) on the run, the cinematography, the precision mise-en-scene, the random bit of Gang Of Four in the soundtrack. This show is building up layer upon layer of history, adding so much detail to the DC characters it plays like aces. The ensemble cast is…

  • USA State Of Torture And Terror, World Does Not Care

    Imagine if a news story broke that North Korea had a huge network of secret bases all around the world. And that they were kidnapping innocent people to these bases, some of them children and then torturing them there. Wouldn’t it seem like fantasy? Some bizarre spy film bullshit? If the story was proved true,…

  • On The US, Bonapartism, Fascism, Revolution

    femmeviva replied to your post “Fuck, they waterboarded one man 183 times. 183 times. And left…” Yes it is. Our president has had emergency powers since the end of the war, and we didn’t let the Jews land their boat during the war. Kind of late, but yes, the government which I live under is…

  • Time Lapse (2014)

    Saw Time Lapse last week – wonderful film about time travel, paranoia, jealousy, free will, money, morality. It’s one of my fave films of 2014! No spoilers here but I recommend it if you like quirky, tense dramas where SF is used to expose the human condition.

  • Obama Ignores US Torture, Terrorism

    The UN and human rights groups have called for the prosecution of US officials involved in what a Senate report called the “brutal” CIA interrogation of al-Qaeda suspects. A top UN human rights envoy said there had been a “clear policy orchestrated at a high level”. The CIA has defended its actions in the years after the 9/11…

  • Grand Jury Whitewashes Murder Of Mike Brown

    The bourgeois press reporting of the Grand Jury’s endorsement of racist murderer Darren Wilson is beyond belief. I expected (Fox)Newsbeat to be bad but they outdid even their craven standards. The uninformed listener would assume it’s just some rioting and looting after a black criminal was sadly killed by a white police officer. NONE of the facts…

  • Hmmm… Seems Familiar…

    Soo… watching The Strain and here’s laughing boy Eldritch Palmer: And I thought… “Where do I know that name from?” DOH! I feel thick now. 😛

  • Film Feels

    So, I was going to post a load of Powell & Pressburger films up, giffing them or whatever. But I got stuck at A Canterbury Tale because the film has such an emotional effect on me.  It’s of an England I never experienced as I hadn’t been born (in India) yet. But there are so…

  • US Police Spend $3 Billion On Payouts To Victims Of Police

    Ilove to watch cop shows but (apart from Gotham), we must never forget that these are all FANTASY SHOWS. The real police are a bunch of homophobic, sexist, racist, Klan-loving criminals. As corrupt and venal as they are prejudiced and murderous. They’re just another gang. (Source: iwriteaboutfeminism)

  • Major Crimes

    I loved The Closer. It was brilliant in every dimension. I was worried that Major Crimes would be a dilution, an over-extension. Nope. My dash is full of so much telly that’s, frankly, not that great. A lot of that is driven by the fact the stars are sexy, young things. Fair enough, there’s a place for boybands, there’s…

  • Flawless (2007)

    Just watched 2007 crime caper ‘Flawless,’ starring Demi Moore and Michael Caine ~ loved it! The ’60s feel is lovely and it serves a tight screenplay that’s ably fleshed-out my Moore and Caine. Give it a go if you’ve not seen it! (Oh, and bonus baby Natalie Dormer too!)

  • The Malala The Bourgeois Media Doesn’t Want You To Hear

    In March 2013, Malala sent a message to the 32nd congress of Pakistani Marxists (the biggest of such meetings in the country’s history). Her statement read: “First of all I’d like to thank The Struggle and the IMT [International Marxist Tendency] for giving me a chance to speak last year at their Summer Marxist School…

  • Britain Needs A Payrise Demo 18/10/14

    On Saturday, I staggered out of bed after not very much sleep at all (DJing the night before, innit?) and then joined up to 100,000 people marching in London on the TUC-lead Britain Needs A Payrise demo. People are currently facing the biggest squeeze on their incomes since Victorian times, and wages have fallen in…

  • HDIF Playlist 17/10/14

    On Friday, the lovely chap above, Ian, had me guest DJ at HDIF again and, as ever, I had a whaaale of a time. It’s the first time I’ve DJed in The Buffalo Bar and I love the venue, it’s got a wonderful vibe and it was soon packed with shimmying indie peeps. There’s a…

  • TUC March This Saturday!

    This Saturday, I’ll be marching in the CND bit of this massive demonstrations. What are we marching about? Here: Come down, make your voices heard! Remember – there’s always money for war so don’t believe the government lies about the coffers being empty. If we can afford to bomb Arab civilians, we can afford decent…

  • Destination Star Trek 3

    This weekend just gone, 3-5 October, I had the wonderful good fortune to be able to go to Destination Star Trek 3 at the Excel Centre, London. I arrived a bit before my mate and fellow Trekkie, Matt and I quickly got changed into my Voyager costume. Once we’d got ready, we hit the main…