Year: 2023

  • Albums Of The Year 2023

    As ever, I’ve had to whittle this list down to a manageable twenty from over one hundred albums that could have made it. It was a fucking good year for new music! Ooh, and this time, the album links to where you can hear it, every platform, one click. Just to be on this list…

  • Saturday 16th December Derby Ceasefire Now Protest

    Saturday we assembled at the Spot, marched through town and then had a demo outside the Council House. The weather was with us and everyone was in good spirits even though were were a few EDL knobheads we passed on the way. Click above to see all the pics!

  • Derby Banner Drop CEASEFIRE NOW Protest 10/12/23

    Show’s how a small demo can have a big impact – we got loads of beeps of support from passing cars. Thankfully, the rain held off till the demo had finished, perfect timing.

  • No Ceasefire, No Vote! 7/12/23

    Tonight, we went and picketed at the Council House, hoping to get councillors to stand up for Gaza and vote for an immediate ceasefire. It was bloody freezing and I got soaked. Thank fuck my OM-1 and lens are both weather-sealed. They both took a drenching tonight, as you can tell from the pics above.…

  • Israel Has Destroyed 98,000 Civilian Buildings In Gaza

    Go to the interactive aerial map here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67565872 See for yourself what genocide looks like. What dropping two Hiroshima’s worth of bombs on a tiny piece of land looks like. “Satellite images commissioned by the BBC reveal the extent of destruction across Gaza, showing that nearly 98,000 buildings may have suffered damage. The satellite images…

  • Israel Resumes Genocide, With Full Backing Of US and UK

    Well, thanks to our cancerous Western govs, the genocide is back on. Yes, they “paused” a genocide. I wonder if Israel will be able to murder 50,000 civilians by Christmas. I’m sure they’ll try their best, urged on by #GenocideJoe, of course. I mean, it’s only brown people, after all. Our lives obviously aren’t worth…

  • Meike 35mm f0.95 Test Shots

    These shots are completely unedited, straight out of the camera, no cropping, not even contrast / exposure tweaked. The Meike is a cool little lens, if you’re an MFT owner, give it a go!

  • Garden November 2023

    I needed some quiet, gentle time today so I took these pics.

  • CEASEFIRE NOW! – Derby Protest 19/11/23

    Today, Robbie and I thought we’d missed the demo (I couldn’t walk much so he waited patiently at The Spot with me) and then, BOOM, it arrived and we all piled in the Derbion. You can see from the pics above that some rascally kids had set of flares inside so it was smoky but…

  • I Stand Corrected: Israel is JUST AWESOME!

    GAZA, 15 November 2023 – “Today I visited the Gaza Strip to meet with children, their families and UNICEF staff. What I saw and heard was devastating. They have endured repeated bombardment, loss and displacement. Inside the Strip, there is nowhere safe for Gaza’s one million children to turn.  “In Gaza, more than 4,600 children have reportedly been killed, with nearly 9,000 reportedly injured.  Source:…

  • When It’s Okay To Slaughter Thousands Of Babies

    I posted my vid from Saturday’s Gaza Ceasefire demo on YT and, predictably, got told to go to Palestine / stop supporting terrorism / it’s a complex situation I don’t know about. 2023: when there are apparently two sides to murdering babies. This is how much Israel has poisoned the discourse – we’re *discussing* whether…

  • SAT 11 NOVEMBER 2023: NATIONAL MARCH FOR PALESTINE – CEASEFIRE NOW!

    Today, I marched alongside hundreds of thousands of ordinary people who want to save the lives of people they’ve never met. The police say 300,000 so I’d say that probably means there was a million of us, judging by how they’ve lied about the last 39 years of marches I’ve been on. We want an…

  • Derby Silent Vigil For Palestine 5/11/23

    Another weekend, another global wave of protest against the genocide currently being carried out by Israel on Gaza. And yet more Israel-appeasement from the Western leaders. NEVER forget the names of the cunts who supported the murder of innocent babies. Never forget the glee of Sunak, Braverman and their ilk, who couldn’t wait to bow…

  • Derby Palestine Solidarity Protest 28/10/23

    I wasn’t well enough to do the march but I still made it to the demo outside the council house. The feeling was different from the last protest; this felt more desperate, more crucial. I guess because every new morning brings new horrors from Gaza, new atrocities carried out by Israel that are directly politically…

  • Halloweeeeeen Bzangy Groink DJing Playlist 26/10/23

    ooooOOOOoooohhhh! Halloween Special Groink, hence waaaay more old tunes than normal cos I wanted to play a slew of ancient spooky / gothy tunes. Cos Goths own Halloween. Top spooooky tune tonight was October Country’s 1968 bop, ‘My Girlfriend Is A Witch’: Tonight, youse hoird: Artist Title Year Niji Sounds of the City 2023 aDUBta…

  • Mastosilence = Death

    Mast has this reputation of being left wing. But the silence in my Home feed about the war crimes being committed against Gaza at this very moment shows the lie of that reputation. I guess liberals will liberal and follow their respective media’s hysteria to the letter. If you posted about the horrors that Hamas…

  • Sad Girl In Birds

    On the way home from seeing my Mummy, I popped into Birds at the Oakwood Precinct as I fancied some of their sausage rolls. The girl who served me was around 5″2′, nineteen, maybe twenty and quiet. Not in an unfriendly manner, just reserved. My first job was on a till, I know how much…

  • Free Palestine Derby Demo 14/10/23

    Today, I went on the local demo in support of the innocent people of Gaza and against the war crimes Israel is currently carrying out against them: Israel may be on the verge of a “mass ethnic cleansing” of Palestinians in Gaza in the wake of the bloody Hamas attack, a United Nations expert has warned. … Francesca Albanese, UN Special Rapporteur on human…

  • Goth Garden October 2023

    There was some lovely sunshine the other day.

  • End The Occupation