Mark Fisher & Sweet Pee

I was very saddened to hear that cultural theorist Mark Fisher recently took his own life: (

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:

  1. Warehouse: Songs and Stories (whole album – Hüsker Dü)
  2. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You (Led Zeppelin)
  3. Make Some Noise (Beastie Boys)
  4. She Sells Sanctuary (The Cult)
  5. Bulls on Parade (Rage Against the Machine live 2010)
  6. You Know You’re Right (Nirvana)
  7. Bonzo Goes to Bitburg (The Ramones)
  8. Stormcock (whole album – Roy Harper)
  9. One Man Rock ‘n’ Roll Band (Roy Harper)
  10. 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.