“Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist and Co-Founder, Dead at 64” Rock In Peace.
I’ve just finished the excellent documentary “The House I Live In” (thanks to D for recommending). It’s a fascinating look at the consequences of the so-called ‘War on Drugs’, which is really just a proxy war against an entire class of humanity with no end in sight. It’s created a criminal problem from a public […]
“The way to take a problem, and make it a huge problem, is first to ask the wrong question and then to feed us the wrong answer.” — Charles Bowden, “The House I Live In” (2012)
“Could have stayed somewhere, but train tracks kept going It seems like they always left soon And the people he ran with, they moaned low and painful Sang sad misereres to the moon” – Josh Ritter, ‘Harrisburg’
Fuck. I was only talking about him yesterday with a friend who’d recently gotten me into Audioslave. Chris Cornell, the lead singer of American hard rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died aged 52. The medical examiner confirmed Cornell’s death was suicide. Chris Cornell: rock star who kicked down the boundaries of sound Alexis Petridis […]
The recent Dail vote to require members to stand for the daily prayer has got me to thinking again about, well, praying. I’ve often wondered if a strong belief in God and the power of prayer conveys a certain level of immunity from being responsible for ones’ actions. I’d often heard, and still do from […]
Unsurprisingly enough, and as previously indicated from small scale tests, sitting in a car or other vehicle is the most air-polluted place to be according to new research reported in the Times (“Motorists in ‘poisonous cabin’ alert”). “If you are stopped in congested traffic with your windows closed, as at traffic lights, then these toxins […]
The father of Rock’n’Roll is no more. Chuck Berry passed away peacefully at his home yesterday. Charles Edward Anderson Berry, better known as Chuck Berry, was born into a middle-class African-American family in St Louis, Missouri. He first rose to fame in the 1950s with songs such as “Maybellene” and “Rock and Roll Music”. In […]