Year: 2018

  • Tory Regrets Removing Legal Aid For Himself

    Tory MP Nigel Evans spent his life savings defending himself in court, after voting to reduce legal aid spending by 40 per cent, and is now calling for a reversal of the decision.He said he would now vote against the cuts brought in by the Conservative/Lib Dem coalition, after false accusations of rape and sexual…

  • Truth Is Where You Find It, Not Just Where You Bump And Grind It

    “Superheroes are part of your brainless desire to replace true experience with simulation. You don’t talk, you watch talk shows. You don’t play games, you watch game shows. Travel, relationships, risk; every meaningful experience must be packaged and delivered to you to watch at a distance so that you can remain ever-sheltered, ever-passive, ever-ravenous consumers…

  • David Plumbob, Straight White Male Middle-Class Master Photographer

    CLOSE UP OF PLUMBOB WEARING OLD CLOTHES EVEN THOUGH HE IS RICHER THAN GOD: PLUMBOB: I had a normal childhood, mansion, servants, you know, the usual. At university, I developed a real passion for photography… well, actually, it was for big boobs. I loved taking photos of big boobs. But I noticed, hey, no one…

  • You Want A 1996-Themed Alternative Music Card? You Got It!

    Just in case the tweet disappears, here’s the card that Emma Jackson (yes, THAT Emma Jackson!) found: I reckon it was compiled from Mark And Lard playlists of 1996 as that’s a pretty wild mixture of bands / styles. Seeing White Town on it is really very, very strange! EDIT!!! This just in from Emma…

  • Thank You, Spotify Listeners!

    Not too shabby! Also, that’s around SEVENTY YEARS of listening which is quite freaky when you think about it. :-O

  • The Corruptive Power Of The Female-Presenting Nipple

    Friends… Last week I was an upstanding citizen. I went to work, I paid my taxes, Church twice on Sunday.  But then, just a few days ago, I saw… A FEMALE-PRESENTING NIPPLE Now, I don’t know if the nipple was owned by a boy or a girl. I only know that it presented as female. What…

  • The Dream In Which I Invented A New Synthesis UI With The Aid Of Teri Garr and Robert Vaughn

    By my standards, this was a pretty ordinary dream. The only thing that makes it stand out is the synthesis part. Well, and my co-inventers but they aren’t really real in the way that an idea can be real although it was dreamt. Teri Garr is still alive so it’s possible she could have been…

  • More Racist Shenanigans

    I was out in Mosh again last night, having a lovely emo time. I was with a couple of friends and another had gone to the bar. He came back with Racist David in tow. Yes, Racist David who thinks this is the height of comedy ->  I was dumbfounded. When I’d flagged his bullshit…

  • Photography And Power

    First, please watch this excellent video by Jamie Windsor:  So, that video inspired this comment from me: This is a beautiful, thoughtful commentary and raised a lot of issues for me ~ there is a whole school of photography which is basically neo-colonial and seems to delight in reducing people from non-European cultures into curiosities,…

  • Why Is Your Band Called White Town?

    This happened to me when I was a kid. I was probably 7 or 8? The kids I invited wanted to come but their racist parents wouldn’t let them go. A lot these people were the same people who lobbied the people we bought our house off not to sell to us. In the whole…

  • Baby Rampling

    I was out at Rock City this Saturday and a cool thing happened.  There was a small group of girls out and one of them was taller and so stood out. She had a gorgeous face, flowing hair and looked a little like a young Charlotte Rampling.  As she walked closer on her way to…

  • Autumn Emowalk

  • Wet November Garden

  • TEAL AND ORANGE LUTS – GET FUCKED!

    TEAL AND ORANGE LUTS – get fucked! STOP RUINING ALL YOUR COLOUR GRADES, YOU DICKS! Sooo done with this shitty look!#saynototealandoragne #luts #colourgrading #colorgrading — Jyoti Mishra (@JyotiMishra) November 1, 2018 Trying to watch A Discovery Of Witches and I’m fucking nauseous from the horrendous colour grading… 

  • Oakwood Autumn Colours

  • Pop Punk BONANZA!

  • London And Chinatown

  • Destination Star Trek 2018

    So, last weekend was the long-awaited DST 2018. When I say long-awaited, I booked the hotel room over eighteen months ago. And then, finally, it was time! Like DST 2016, my bff Nat went with me. This is us:  This is the second time DST has been held in the NEC at Brum and it…

  • More Star Trek Politics

    Not all Trek fans are lovely people. There have been a few dodgy types I’ve met online who turn out to be raging homophobes or sexists or one of those right-wing types who thinks calling someone an ‘SJW’ is an insult. Which is the equivalent of someone sneering at a campaigner for human rights. When…

  • Martyn Ware Talks About Politics

    Above is the interview I did with Martyn Ware recently when he spoke at the 2018 UK Synthfest.  It was lovely to catch up with him and also to get him on tape in proper Martyn rant mode. 🙂