A decade on this is still one of the most musically exciting performances I’ve ever seen. Jeff Beck is a maestro, nobody argues with that, but his reaction when Imelda May saunters up to the mic and comes in pitch-perfect is the pointer for everything that follows.
Having just listened to an extended interview with her, and not only empathised with her own story but instantly recognised her story and how close it is with the experience of kids I grew up with. I’m left shaking my head. Sweetheart, WTF has modern Labour got to say to the likes of us?
If you like footballing documentaries, which I’d imagine we all do, there’s an excellent production on Amazon Prime charting Rangers run to the 1972 Cup Winner’s Cup Final in Barcelona, featuring some nice cameos from ex-Swan Derek Parlane.
…and Willie Johnston is still as mad as he ever was!
With utility bills set to rise at a surreal rate millions of home owners are going to be forced to look where cuts can be made to non-essential outgoings. Where do you think the first port of call is likely to be? You’d have to think for many, the majority, Sky subscriptions would have to be pretty high on the list, wouldn’t you?
Can you just imagine what could happen to football’s operating model were the Sky sponsorship to be severely curtailed? The years of obscene wage structures and clubs living well, well beyond their means could be coming to an abrupt end.
Feathers will really fly when this chicken comes home to roost...
Any of you catch the coverage of yesterday’s by-election in Birmingham? Well, Labour in shape of Paulette Hamilton have somehow contrived to get an absolute space cadet through the gates of Westminster. A woman apparently torn between “the ballot and the bullet.” Someone who thinks a a black uprising may be the way to achieve her ends.
No, I don’t know where they find them either?
Starmer was on the wireless now just, lauding her as “an authentic working class voice.” Ha! I don’t know how many works‘ canteens Keir has been in but I’m guessing its not too many.
What of the Tories? What could the most venal and corrupt administration in living memory conjure up to counter this loon and send a message to the good people of Erdington that they were a safe, sensible choice?
They decided to think outside of the box and came up with Robert Alden. To fight this rough, city ward they produced a candidate most would mistake for a nineteenth century rustic poet!
Here he be:
The upshot of all this is 73% of constituents turned their backs on the whole business. If you think that stat is an exaggeration, go check for yourself. If you lie to people, then lie, then lie some more eventually reality seeps into even the thickest of skulls. Who wants to continually pour coins into a machine when the fruit never, ever lines up?
Anybody else seen this on Netflix? Probably the best music documentary I’ve caught in years, highly recommended if you’re a fan of the late ‘60s California sound - Beach Boys, Byrds, Mamas & Papas, CSNY etc...
It can’t be easy for a son to flourish in a shadow cast as long as Jakob Dylan’s father, but he does.