Christchurch: Taproom and funfair visit

Christchurch in Dorset is just down the road. In fairness, at this time of the year you would expect to be on a beach, not visiting a previously unknown beer emporium, at least, not in the daytime. I had searched for craft ales in my area and found this place that had great reviews and opened at 11am. Time then for a sunbed first thing. … Continue reading Christchurch: Taproom and funfair visit

The Smiths: Ten Of The Best

2. Unloveable Originally the third B-side track on the 12″ version of Bigmouth Strikes Again, it would be later included on the compilations The World Won’t Listen and Louder Than Bombs. Its place as second favourite also made me think whether or not it could surpass the beauty and strength of my first choice. It couldn’t. And scouring the internet for some background and titbits, I … Continue reading The Smiths: Ten Of The Best

REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: Hurry Up Harry vs Teen Age Riot

I’ve never been that sure. Is it Teen Age Riot or Teenage as in Teenage Dirtbag or Rampage? You see so many different things. Anyway, today sees the New Yorker’s take on the might of Surrey punksters Sham 69. “Weeeeeee’re goin’ dan the pub” It’s on my favourite Sham 69 album, That’s Life where it’s all part of the story. Back online, Punky Gibbon left … Continue reading REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: Hurry Up Harry vs Teen Age Riot

REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: Container Drivers vs God Only Knows

The draw hasn’t been kind to The Fall but I’m loathe to fix things. This could be the biggest mismatch so far but if I had it my way, Container Drivers would come out top no matter how great God Only Knows is. That first time I heard Container Drivers. They say you often remember your first time don’t they. It was another Peel show … Continue reading REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: Container Drivers vs God Only Knows

No, lockdowns don’t work…

I think we’ve seen enough evidence now, in one year, to know that lockdowns don’t work. And they most certainly damage the country’s economy. Maybe we, the public have learned things about the virus along the way though it seems the government haven’t. There are so many opinions divided over Covid. It’s a deadly virus, we get that. It’s easily spread, we get that too. … Continue reading No, lockdowns don’t work…