Singing For Your Supper

Here is a comment I made on The Grauniad’s Cif site about the recording industry becoming redundant. My comment: Technology changes and new industries come into being – like the record industry in the 20th century. Then technology changes and industries fade away and some die. The record companies existed to get a physical thingContinue reading “Singing For Your Supper”

On Why This Blog Has Been Silent For So Long

Boredom with the whole blog ‘concept’, I suppose. Regurgitating half-chewed globs of ‘news’ from the msm and them adding a snide comment or two on to the beginning or end of it has lost its novelty value for me. However, this (long) piece from The Register – an interview with Adam Curtis touches on manyContinue reading “On Why This Blog Has Been Silent For So Long”

The Future Lies With The Proles

The Grauniad’s Cif again: ‘The future lies with the proles’* – but Winston didn’t realise that it would be in the opposite way to what he thought. Prolefeed has taken over popular culture almost completely now. The thing is though that a big part of the blame must lie with ‘the left’ itself. For itContinue reading “The Future Lies With The Proles”

Chaos, Not Music

The Grauniad’s CiF once again: A new rebellion by David Wilson. ‘We’re into chaos, not music!’ John Lydon (nee Rotten) said at the time – if you can’t remember that, you weren’t there.Punk lasted between anything from 6 months to a year at the most before the adverts for pre-ripped t-shirts began appearing in theContinue reading “Chaos, Not Music”

No Box Left Unticked

The Grauniad’s Cif again, where: ‘Mixed-race’ is the fastest growing category of identity in the UK. This raises questions of how our understanding of ethnicity affects policy. There’s the rub though, folks. Trying to impose rigid categories on what is a continuum is always going to leave you looking a bit silly. Race (in asContinue reading “No Box Left Unticked”

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