“HE’S MAD, TOTALLY NUTS, AWFUL FOR THE COUNTRY,” says the banker about Corbyn, but isn’t it time we heard something different?

Jeremy Corbyn was slammed by the media this week for suggesting a maximum wage cap. Corbyn always seems to be on the wrong end of the media. “He’s totally nuts,” everyone says. “What an idiot,” they say. “Bless him,” they sigh. And they’re right. HOW DARE HE SUGGEST SUCH A LUDICROUS IDEA. HOW DARE HE…

2017: Drugs, death, science.

FOR A MAN WITH NO FINGERS, TIME IS IMMEASURABLE. Time with a capital T. Time in italics. Time, whispers the dealer to the school-child. It’s the eighth of January, the Christmas tree has gone, it’s raining and foggy outside, I’m stood waiting for the bus and I wonder if anyone else has ever waited for…

Our fortune is unfortunate

This has been a difficult week. I’ve had a lot to catch up on because I’ve been away. These words were the only way I could make sense of some of things that have happened this week. Drying silk smells like the seaside, did you know? A festering smell of fortune. This is their fortune.…

FABRIC: TEST MY DRUGS, PLEASE

Islington Council’s decision to allow the iconic club Fabric to re-open is of course monumental for London’s clubbing scene. It’s a move by Sadiq Khan which could prove to be representative of his term as Mayor of London: a focus on culture, both reviving the scenes which have been shut down by mass gentrification and…

Sunday Musings 20/11/2016

That’s right, tape over your webcam like Zuckerberg does, because the government is on to you, and if it’s not the government, then it’s a greeb in his mum’s basement watching you bash one off to the new Miley Cyrus video. Mrs. “Un-elected” May has just pushed through the most savage surveillance bill in the…

DONALD TRUMP: THE ELECTED MEME

Credit to my pal Sam Garner for “the elected meme.” Donald Trump’s campaign was fuelled by a large group of pseudo-activists, whose picket line was not on the street, but on Facebook, reddit, Twitter and any other social media outlet you care to come up with. It is, as the Guardian has so nicely wrapped…

Sunday Musings 13/11/2016

WE ARE STILL HERE. President Elect of the United States, Mr. Donald Trump. Fair enough, Mr. Trump. Fair enough. Democracy wins.  I still can’t quite get my head around it, though. His squished, orange face, sat in the oval office, telling people what to do. Telling a whole country what to do. HE HAS MISSILES.…

Remembering, so as not to forget

Remember those who died for reasons obscure. Suffering unspeakable pain. With retrospect we see now, and try not to forget again. *   The poppy is not a political symbol, or glorification of war. Who wants to listen to the FA? One of the most corrupt companies on Earth. Proven. There is no moral debate over…