Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Politician got on his jogging shoes

Put-down of the week.. Barak Obama to Hilary Clinton.

"While I was working on those streets watching those folks see their jobs shift overseas, you were a corporate lawyer sitting on the board at Wal-Mart."

That's why he should win... but what do I know ?


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Down these streets the fools rule

I've been busy organising this!

Backstreets IV. At the Windmill in Brixton, London on Friday February 8th 2008. Tickets are £4 on the door or available in advance from We Got Tickets.

We've got, Official Secrets Act whom the guardian like, Philedelphia Main Line who feature the brother of the dude from Jet, The Kits who rock like there is no tomorrow and a return for Alphabet Backwards as I liked them so much last time. Plus me choosing songs in between and guest DJs at the end. It's a great day out for all the family. More info here.

In related news, I've finally had the second part of my article on Bootlegging completed, written a review of the soundtrack to Dylan's film, I'm Not There, and also we've got the return of Rockbeatstone TV (expect one for January up soon!).

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bring the whole family

The government today announced that it is to plough ahead with new nuclear power stations. I do not agree with this policy at all and can see numerous issues surrounding security and the proposed 'enviornomental' benefits of Nuclear power vs traditional power generation. And the nuclear body seems hell bent on telling us all that wind/wave/solar are too unstable and expensive options.

But their might be a little bit more behind this decision. Gordon Brown, PM has a younger brother called Andrew Brown who happens to work for EDF Energy, the UK subsidary of the French state owned energy company that is proposing to build new nuclear plants in the UK. You can read more about how the Nuclear Power lobby has muscled its way into government's machinery at this website here.

What pisses me off is that this is surely such a large issue worthy of proper debate and decision making that we could be making a decision which impacts on humanity in millions of years to come and it all might be coming down to who knows who. People tell me I am naive and idealistic, but surely there are some areas in politics which are out of bounds.

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