Dropkick Murphys whittle their shillelaghs, sup the cream off the top of a few wee pints o’ the black stuff and get set for an album launch and Euro tour starting in, where else? Dublin! (read more)
Characters and places that seem to be taken from a parallel universe; an alien world full of familiar objects and people. Only, those people seem strangely detached and isolated, frozen in artificial poses, lonely. (read more)
SEE Ginger whipping up an afro storm with Fela Ransom Kuti in Lagos. SEE highlights from both of Cream’s memorable Albert Hall performances. SEE Ginger, stoned out of his mind, falling off his drums on a live German TV show. (read more)
The tobacco industry was, for many years, adept at concealing the health dangers of smoking. There may well be detailed research on the long term effects of self-determined, persistent, decibel abuse, but I am not aware of anyone making a fuss about it. (read more)
Punk is dead?
Well no-one told the mass of sweating, heaving bodies, young, old (some maybe a little too old) who were dancing, sweating, singing and generally having a right old time at London’s 229 Club.
Personally I’d rather see them live or listen to Burn and Rise, but this is an ideal Halloween present for any hardcore fan with a Mad Sin patch sewn onto their sleeveless denim jacket. And it’s a darn sight better than The Meteors’ new album. (read more)
Blast it, Scotty! Academics at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow are set to investigate the removal of space debris and deflection of asteroids – leading the first research-based training network of its kind in (read more)
Britons are less likely than other nations to react to flu epidemics with ‘social distancing behaviours such as avoiding hugging or kissing’. But then, those other nations probably can’t manage a withering putdown from twenty (read more)
‘Cell phones and bottled water were proffered to strangers. As night fell, candles flickered in public squares; there was the sound of sobbing and impromptu singing. The scene seemed like a cross between the London Blitz and Woodstock. One was fully alive in the realm of death.’ Phil Rockstroh’s politics piece reflects on the lessons learned from 9/11 (read more)