I was very saddened to hear that cultural theorist Mark Fisher recently took his own life: (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/18/mark-fisher-k-punk-blogs-did-48-politics)
I thought his book Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? was excellent. He was only 48 and had struggled with depression. A big loss.
Last 10 songs added to my YouTube favourites list:
- Warehouse: Songs and Stories (whole album – Hüsker Dü)
- Babe I’m Gonna Leave You (Led Zeppelin)
- Make Some Noise (Beastie Boys)
- She Sells Sanctuary (The Cult)
- Bulls on Parade (Rage Against the Machine live 2010)
- You Know You’re Right (Nirvana)
- Bonzo Goes to Bitburg (The Ramones)
- Stormcock (whole album – Roy Harper)
- One Man Rock ‘n’ Roll Band (Roy Harper)
- I’m Gonna Be Your God (Slayer)
Roy Harper’s Stormcock has been a treat recently, highly recommended. Also, Warehouse: Songs and Stories takes me straight back to my punk rock 16 year old self – a big album during my formative teenage years.
Speaking of formative teenage years, The Fife Herald recently ran this piece on my high school band Sweet Pee (photo from 1998):
Bizarre and awesome.