Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Monday, 19 September 2011
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Monday, 12 September 2011
Thursday, 8 September 2011
"The life of a writer is a good one. For every down side – abject poverty, creeping paranoia, obscurity, isolation – there’s an upside. I am what you might call fiscally bereft, but time rich. Some weeks – those when there is no work to be had - I’m the Donald Trump of time.
But time is money, right? No! That’s what they tell you to make you work harder. The rat race is for rats..."
Here is a guest blog that I have written for Leeds website Culture Vulture.
Monday, 5 September 2011
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Thursday, 1 September 2011
"The blues had a baby and they named it rock ‘n’ roll,” sang Muddy Waters. And so the record companies got paid, the white boys got laid, and the black artists got nothing - but it didn’t matter because America was booming thanks to the musical wing of the propaganda machine. Because the Russians didn’t rock, daddio! The precedent was set and everyone from the Stones and Led Zeppelin to Eminem came in to clean up...."
Read on for my review of White Riot: Punk and the Politics of Race, (ed. Stephen Duncombe and Maxwell Tremblay, Verso 2011)