war fever – tv smith

Despicable May has demonstrated the reality of our post-brexit ‘special relationship’ with the oompa-loompa in the white house, so it’s only a matter of time before the seven billion cluttering up the planet are whittled down to more manageable levels. With neither clothing or body fat. If I have any regrets, the main one’s probably […]

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i delete – tv smith

Like many other people over the last week or two, I’ve decided to #DeleteFacebook. I’ve been using it for around ten years now and enough is enough. I don’t tend to do their idiot quizzes (which Game of Thrones rape are you? Are you autistic? Take our quick quiz and find out!) but having ‘friends’ […]

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the crusher – the novas

In a PR masterstroke, Cambridge Analytica have rebranded themselves as Cambridge Rapist Analytica. After this week’s revelations, they really had to try to turn thermselves into something that the public could feel a bit more positive about. On the surface, a bunch of retired spooks and tories building an organisation to subvert democracy through electronic […]

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echo beach – martha & the muffins

The WorldWideWeb and social media are arguably the greatest technological breakthrough since television – and what have we used it for? Splitting into tribes like apes armed with sticks. In days gone by, people felt unique and, to an extent, isolated. People who grew up in small towns moved as soon as they could, to […]

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feed the enemy – magazine

I actually look back on the New Musical Express with fondness from about 1976-1982. After that, it tended to reflect the shitty music that was available across the mainstream – from Haircut 100 to Kajagoogoo. Arguably worthwhile writers like Paul Morley were reduced to writing about shite like Scritti Politti as the most interesting music […]

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winter – the fall

If climate change is imaginary, why is the weather at the start of the news, instead of at the end? And last night, we had an hour-long Reporting Scotland special on the fact that it was a bit cold. Across the country, people are being taken by surprise by a bit of snow. It’s not […]

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victoria – the fall

In the two years I didn’t post in this journal, I kept myself busy with a string of romantic interludes. Taking a leaf from Sir John Major’s book, I chose a return to Victorian values, enjoying dalliance after dalliance as perhaps Gladstone himself might have. Here are just some of the highlights: 1. Fustigated by […]

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