Tag Archives: John

Every Nights A Saturday Night By Bobby Keys

Oh the shame of things that happen with me. l have had this book in my possession for well over a year, and l have only now got around to reading this, it’s not like l was avoiding reading this l just misplaced it amongst my book collection, it was not buried, in fact l […]

John Cleese’s Eulogy for Graham Chapman: ‘Good Riddance, the Free-Loading Bastard, I Hope He Fries’

The British comedian Graham Chapman delighted in offending people. As a writer and actor with the legendary Monty Python troupe, he often pushed against the boundaries of propriety and good taste. When his writing partner John Cleese proposed doing a sketch on a disgruntled man returning a defective toaster to a shop, Chapman thought: Broken […]

Punk rock, now more than ever: The gospel according to Henry Rollins and various old punks

I’m no Henry Rollins fan but when he’s good he can be very good, as he is in this short piece on punk rock, Is Punk Back From The Dead?, that was broadcast on British TV recently. The clip also includes some thoughts on punk from John Holmstrom, Tony James (Generation X), Mark Perry (Sniffin’ […]

PIL London 19th July 2010 “Religion”

East German Punk

Revisiting East German Punk Not even the former East Germany was spared the punk explosion of the late 1970s. But as a new exhibition shows, GDR punks had a very different agenda than that of their western counterparts.

John Lydon Talks The Truth!