Monthly Archives: September 2014


Siouxsie Sioux Lifts Lid On Banshees “Power Struggle”

MOJO mag cover star reveals the tensions that tore the group apart in candid interview.

PHOTO: Austin Young

POST-PUNK ICONS Siouxsie And The Banshees nearly split in the late ’80s due to a “power struggle” between founder members Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin. In the new issue of MOJO magazine, available from Tuesday, [...]

I Don’t Wanna Grow Up

“I Don’t Wanna Grow Up” the great Tom Waits song from Bone Machine, a song about conforming and this made me ask myself have I grown up? hmmm l wonder. To start with l am well on the downslope to being fifty years old and l do ask myself, have l grown up?

To begin with, [...]

FFR UK Punk Reggae Night Oct 8th

London may not quite be burning yet, but it will be ablaze with passion and fiery sounds come Wednesday Oct 8th when FFR UK presents another of their inimitable Punk Reggae Nights.

The Intrepid Fox is the venue for another of the Capital’s most hungrily devoured events, which continue to draw acclaim and passionate support. [...]

Nick Cave | 20,000 Days On Earth

Legendary musician Nick Cave’s life is examined in director Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s pseudo-documentary, 20,000 Days on Earth. Go behind the scenes with the filmmakers as they describe the unconventional approach they used to explore the myth-making of a musician as well as larger themes such as memory, the creative spirit, and what it [...]

Creation Stories Riots,Raves And Running A Record Label

 
Ok, since we have got things Scottish in mind l thought l’d write a Scottish themed item to serve the current times. I got hold of Alan McGee’s Creation Stories book which is the most up to date story of Alan’s life in the music business. It was tough growing up in Glasgow during the [...]

The Science of Happiness – An Experiment in Gratitude

What makes you happy? Have you ever wondered why?

Chrissie Hynde One Badass Punk Rock Girl

Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power

Women Who Rock is a collection of must-see memorabilia from the most-recognized women in rock and roll history.

An enlightening documentary about the outbreak of Ebola in Liberia

West Africa is being plagued by a new outbreak of Ebola — a terrifying disease that causes its victims to bleed to death from the inside out. Ebola has no cure, and the latest epidemic is spreading fast.

Migrant Crisis in Calais: Britain’s Border War

Refugees from Afghanistan, Syria, Sudan, and Eritrea steadily descend on a migrant camp in the French coastal town of Calais. They hope to gain entry to the UK, just 21 miles away across the English Channel. But in May, French police destroyed their camp and told the migrants to go elsewhere. And so they moved… [...]