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 supported and militarily funded by the US and UK.

The turnout was huge. Again, people are having to take to the streets because they know both our government and the official opposition do not give a flying fuck about the murders being carried out in Palestine. The fact that Starmer gave Israel his full blessing to murder indiscriminately, to carry out the war crime of collective punishment, says it all.

Since coming back home, I’ve taken more painkillers and I still feel like shit because I really should not have gone out. But I can’t do nothing when a population that’s half children is being shelled by US-supplied munitions. I’ll be pissing blood again tomorrow but I’ll be in my safe, warm house. I won’t be living in the shadow of the greatest terrorist force on this planet.

Here’s a video of the protest I made:

Do what you can. March. Shout. Sing. Write.

You cannot do nothing.


Halloweeeeeen Bzangy Groink DJing Playlist 26/10/23


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:

NijiSounds of the City2023
aDUBtaMi Deh Yah2023
The MurlocsQueen Pinky2023
KESIRødt Flag2023
Bear McCrearyWe Have a Ghost2023
Ash WalkerTime Gets Wasted2023
John BarryIpcress File 2016
Dave OkumuStreets2023
Anton KarasThe Third Man Theme (The Harry Lime Theme)2002
muva of EarthHigh2022
Loz SekaRun It Up2023
Tay JordanSalute2023
DrainLiving Proof2023
Donald FagenNew Frontier1982
Bear McCrearyThe Last Voyage of the Demeter2023
The CoffinshakersDracula Has Risen From the Grave2014
Faizal MostrixxLoosely2023
Dutch MustardDirty Queen2023
Warren ZevonWerewolves of London1978
Alogte Oho & His Sounds of JoyLa Ka Ba’a2023
TOBiFlowers (feat. MAVI)2023
Collettivo ImmaginarioLibra2023
ZuluWhere I’m From2023
BullyHard to Love2023
John CarpenterWake Up2023
Myele ManzanzaSomething Old Something New2023
DonovanSeason of the Witch1966
Meshell NdegeocelloVuma2023
Oh SeesGoon2023
Roy HarperAnother Day1970
SuicideGhost Rider1977
Jack VanzetIn Response2023
SerrationShroud of Gnarled Tongues2023
HolmLose the Shoes2023
The Poppy FamilyWhere Evil Grows1996
ShockOneReady To Go 2023
Andrew GoldSpooky, Scary Skeletons1996
Nick DrakePink Moon1972
The Sisters Of MercyThis Corrosion1987
The CureA Forest1980
PocketCrying at Supermac’s2023
BABY GRAVYYou Need Jesus2023
DalDartmoor National Park2023
ZélieC’est mon truc2023
Lawrence HartJus U2023
Spanish Love SongsHaunted2023
John CarpenterHalloween Theme2018
John LeytonJohnny Remember Me2013
Blue Öyster Cult(Don’t Fear) The Reaper1976
Joy DivisionShe’s Lost Control 1995
The CrampsI Was A Teenage Werewolf 1980
Olivia Rodrigovampire2023
GhostMary On A Cross2019
October CountryMy Girlfriend Is a Witch1968
Hollow HandBlackberry Wine2018
Duran DuranHungry Like the Wolf1998
Norma TanegaYou’re Dead1966
Modern EnglishGathering Dust1981
Gary NumanMetal1979
BauhausDark Entries1980
Cocteau TwinsSugar Hiccup1983
Nina SimoneI Put A Spell On You1965
Red Lorry Yellow LorryWalking On Your Hands1986
Echo & The BunnymenThe Cutter1983
Depeche ModeShake the Disease1985
Rob ZombieDragula1998
Jack MarshallThe Munsters Opening Theme1964
Siouxsie And The BansheesSpellbound1981
The Left BankePretty Ballerina1967
R. Dean TaylorThere’s A Ghost In My House1973
This Mortal CoilSong To The Siren1984

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 carried out but are silent about Israel’s war crimes then please un-follow me.

Because fuck all racists. No life is worth less than another.

Free Palestine

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 customers can make you feel invisible, irrelevant.

So, I asked her:

“How’s your day going?”

“Oh, not too bad,” she replied, “But this weather is mad – one minute hot, next minute cold and it’s October!”

“That’s climate change for ya!” was my very poor attempt at some banter.

She looked at me with a face full of worry well past her years and said:

“It makes me not want to have children. Why would you bring children into a world like this?”

My heart broke. It really did.

“I’m really sorry my generation did nothing and our parents did nothing. I’m sorry your generation have to deal with this shit.”

We could both tell we’d perhaps gone too real in what was meant to be meaningless shop chitchat.

She did a brave smile, “That’s okay… Umm… did you want a receipt?”

“No, it’s okay. You have a good day.”

“You too!”

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 rights in the Palestinian Territory, has warned that Palestinians may be facing another “Nakba”, or forced expulsion from their land.

The Nakba — or “catastrophe” in Arabic — refers to the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from the territory during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

“There is a grave danger that what we are witnessing may be a repeat of the 1948 Nakba, and the 1967 Naksa, yet on a larger scale. The international community must do everything to stop this from happening again,” said Ms Albanese in a statement on Saturday.

And she added:  “Israel has already carried out mass ethnic cleansing of Palestinians under the fog of war.

“Again, in the name of self-defence, Israel is seeking to justify what would amount to ethnic cleansing.”

Source: The Independent

Not one person at the Derby rally spoke in support of Hamas, in fact they all condemned their actions. What I heard were people pleading for the people of Gaza to be supported internationally in exactly the same way as the people of Ukraine are.

Where are the Western jet fighters and weapons for this occupied people?

The children and other innocents killed by the criminal attacks of Israel?

Hey, that’s just war. So sad, nothing to be done. Oh well.

I dread to check the news to see what’s happened. Will the Israelis tell people to leave via Rafah and then bomb them? Will it be more white phosphorous?

The only heartening news is that the people of the UK know they’re being lied to about this situation, we know that Palestinians are not seen as humans by our media. Today, I’m proud to have been part of nationwide demonstrations.

If we keep marching and shouting and protesting enough, eventually even our craven politicians will hear us.

Free Palestine!


Still from the film A Good To Die Hard. The still shows Bruce Willi and Jai Courtney walking in fron of ekoctera


… I was watching #AGoodDayToDieHard and I noticed that the cinematography was beautiful.


Any frame you pause looks like an intricately composed and lit still. The mix of ambient, reflected, hair and edge lighting is soooo well done. And then there are the scenes where lowlight is balanced against club lasers, distant car lights and street lighting.

Jonathan Sela, everyone. Just a brilliant cinematographer.