Wednesday, 30 December 2015


OK I have a few Lemmy stories but my fave is yet another night when I was working in Dingwalls back in early eighties London and Lemmy was (as per) there and playing the machines and come closing time, (technically 2 but 3AM by the time all was finished) his trick usually was to borrow one of the BIG bottles of vodka that went up on the optic and the next day about 5PM - just as I was bottling from the night before - a replacement would arrive by taxi but this night he asked me what I was doing and I said I was just going back to my girlfriend's place up in Tufnell Park. now at this point I should say that Deb E who he knew was a young blonde rock chick who prob fitted in with his preferred demographic of women but whatever...anyway we had to walk I don't know half hour or 40 mins up the road and he suddenly stopped half way and offered me a couple of these black six sided large pills which I had never seen before. Fuck me! It was how I imagine adrenalin would feel injected straight into your heart with the added 'bonus' of immediate lockjaw! I couldn't speak my teeth were that clenched. But I prob walked a bit faster up the road *ahem.
Anyway getting up to Deb's place I'd forgotten that Roddy from the Specials was crashing up at our place that night. Now I'd always loved Roddy's company especially when I found out he was called Roddy Radiation because his face turned red when he drank beer!!! I also really liked his post Specials band The Tearjerkers and I still have my old denim jacket with that logo on the back, prob doesn't fit me anymore but hey ho...
Anyway on the walk we'd chatted at my instigation about hippies (as one thing I cannot stand...) and it was interesting as Hawkwind were never hippies in my book (and the amount of times I fell asleep to Space Ritual with those big mid 70's 'cans' stuck to my head. Boy did my head hurt the next day...) and there was some other stuff after asking about his dad etc...anyway get to Deb's place oh and fuck me Roddy is in tears...he'll never get back to the USA again to get great clothes again etc etc. A bit of speed in Roddy's blood and a wee bit of the vodka that suddenly appeared and oh of the best nights ever. Rock'n'roll tales, talking about this and that with all of us with the biggest smiles. I at that time had a particularly good relationship with a (some would say well dodgy but I wouldn't)) kebab place around the corner and they are STILL there come 8AM or so...and so it went on until about midday. One of my fave nights for he left Lemmy gave me the address of his flat in Notting Hill/Ladbroke Grove (wherever) and said come round anytime but it was not my stomping ground at all and besides he was nearly always round at my workplace.
He was a fugn gentleman.

Lemmy's Flight Case


Guru Josh R.I.P.

John Bradbury R.I.P.

John Bradbury dead: The Specials drummer 'Brad' dies aged 62



Peppa Pig is into Sunn O)))

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Ad Break: Fellini for Banco Di Roma

Built For Speed

...and dig Phil's tee

Motörhead - Sympathy For The Devil

I'm not even going to hold that against him

Lemmy R.I.P.

Born to lose. Live to win
Art: Russell McEwan
Paul Westerberg & Bob Mould - Ace of Spades

Monday, 28 December 2015

What happened when slaves and free men were shipwrecked together

It is time for Australia to set the refugees free

Not since the Second World War has there been displacement of people on the scale that occurred in 2015; nor it seems, since that dark nadir of the 20th century, has there been such ugly division over how millions of people fleeing war and persecution might be helped.
They sailed in tiny rubber boats or wooden fishing vessels. They tramped through fields and along railway tracks, with children slung over their shoulders and old people leaning on canes. Some nations built wire fences and walls to keep them out. Some deployed armed forces, water cannon and dogs to deter them at border crossings.
Terrorism and civil wars have destabilised the governments of their nations, and always the wickedness of persecution rolls on. But instead of demonstrating compassion and care for the disadvantaged and dispossessed, political opportunists and fear-mongers have fomented wicked cynicism, racism and malice.
In Australia, our government continues to use the most despicable tactics to deter asylum seekers. For the past two years, this nation has turned back boats at sea, directing them to other countries. It has detained asylum seekers on naval vessels and handed them back to nations that persecute them for fleeing. Have we shown these people that this is a nation governed by wise and kindly people, or by political grandstanders pursuing their own interests?
The Age believes strongly, and we will say this until the policy ends, that the strategy of turning back boats carrying asylum seekers is ignoble. It demonstrates a paucity of imagination. It has been ruthlessly executed, without proper regard for the asylum claims of those people intercepted. And it has brought this nation into disrepute around the world.
The asylum seekers who arrive here have not broken the law. We will say it again: they are not "illegals". They have used the avenues allowed to anyone under international law – under the United Nations covenants to which Australia subscribes – to seek refuge from all forms of persecution.
It is time to call an amnesty, to end the imprisonment of people who came here seeking help and a better life. It is time to recognise that jailing people in detention facilities for years on end, denying them hope or any alternative, and treating them without compassion, is the most inhumane thing that we could do – short of shipping them back to the situation that they fear in their own countries.
No good can possibly be served by detaining people a day longer in camps in Third World nations. No good is served by denying refugees who are living in Australia the right to work. No good comes from demonising refugees, by ostracising them from the mainstream community.
Good will come by dissolving the oppressive, offshore prisons, by allowing the 827 people who have been detained for more than a year (436 for more than two years) to be let free and to be given a chance to make their way in this country.
The policy of locking up those who did arrive on Australian shores before late 2013, and detaining them on Nauru or Manus Island – where their options, if resettled, are extremely limited – defies common sense. It is costly, and it is a corruption of our vows to pursue humanitarian principles.
We call on the Turnbull government to allow all asylum seekers who are found to be refugees to join our community, on Australian soil. Give them the freedom to be productive members of our democracy, and show the world that we are made stronger by doing so, that we are a compassionate and free people, a resolute and confident nation that properly respects the full range of human rights.
The Age (Editorial 27/12/15)

How to end our nation’s shame

Ornette Coleman remembered by Neneh Cherry

Find The Panda (Black Metal Edition)

Espen Westum

Stevie Wright R.I.P.

Stevie Wright, lead singer of the Easybeats, dies at 68

Black Strobe - Nazi Trance Fuck Off ( Holden Remix )

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Slade In Flame (1975)

Noddy Holder talks about the film

Pye Audio Corner - Prowler

George Galloway meets Brian Eno (RT 26/12/15)

Gawd help us eh? Starts at 12:45 after Quentin Letts. If that's not enough Eno for you then here's another 11 hours and 45 minutes from 1988

What to do with the people who do make it across?

Saturday, 26 December 2015

The Ultimate Guide To Online Privacy

John Murry - Holocaust

Featuring Grum Gallagher, Cait O'Riordan, Alan Dawson, John Hegarty and myself. Recorded quickly and filthily in Kilkenny, Ireland

Exterminate all rational thought

When - The Black Death


The Great Republican Revolt

1920's Mumbai

Not the comments he was expecting I suspect

John Peel Carol Concert (Boxing Day 1970)

Here are the wonderful voices of "The Top Gear Carol Singers" featuring Marc Bolan, John Peel and wife Sheila, Robert Wyatt, Mike Ratledge, Rod Stewart, Kenny Jones, Pete Buckland, Romie Young, Sonja Kristina, Ian McLagan, Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood, Ivor Cutler and David Bedford (piano)
Thanks JA

Radiohead - Spectre (Free Download)

Last year we were asked to write a theme tune for the Bond movie Spectre.
Yes we were. It didn’t work out, but became something of our own, which we love very much.
As the year closes we thought you might like to hear it.
Merry Christmas. May the force be with you

Friday, 25 December 2015

Happy Hexmaas one and all XXX

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Loopy Rita

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Leftside Wobble - StarT AgAin ANd Rip IT

(Sub) Genius

Monday, 21 December 2015

It's the 21st of December... (Gravy Day)


'Everest of dentistry'

Steadman: Trump

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Exile's best of 2015

Album of the year:
King Midas Sound & Fennesz - Edition 1

Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa

NB: Very close runner up was Oneohtrix Point Never's Garden of Delete and my pop album of the year is Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz

Song of the year:
Jason Isbell - 24 Frames

Single of the year:
The Bug - Meth Teng

Reissue of the year:
Francis The Great ‎– Ravissante Baby

Book of the year:
Michel Houellebecq - Submission

Film of the year:
Hard To Be A God

TV series of the year:
Mr Robot
Show Me A Hero

Gigs of the year included Swans, The Pop Group (and I never thought that I would see them live again) Black Cab at The Corner. Automat, The Bug (seeing a theme yet?) and Lucinda Williams



December 1969

The Great Divide (Is anti-Islamic sentiment threatening Australia's celebrated multicultural identity?)

Saturday, 19 December 2015

US Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic



Stoner Sloth Is Laughable NSW

Peaches - Rub (NSFW)

Ric Burns: Andy Warhol (2005)

New PJ Harvey album soon

David Bowie - Lazarus

Here’s the Article on Saudi Arabia That Al Jazeera Blocked

ISIL is a revolution

King Midas Sound and Fennesz - On My Mind / Migration / Lost (RA Sessions)


Friday, 18 December 2015

This made me laugh

...and yes it was a hoax!

Thursday, 17 December 2015



Wednesday, 16 December 2015



Russell Mills: Cargo In The Blood

Nine Inch Nails and long-time collaborator and artist Russell Mills present Cargo In The Blood, a deluxe, limited edition 320-page book collecting all of the works the artist created for Nine Inch Nails’ Hesitation Marks album. Each volume also includes an original mixed media painting created by Russell Mills specifically for the project. Available exclusively on, Cargo In The Blood is limited to 2000 copies and will be available to order 12/16/15 10am PT.
To document the inspiration and process behind the artwork of Cargo In The Blood and Mills’ previous collaboration with Nine Inch Nails on The Downward Spiral, filmmaker Charles Leek created this short film containing exclusive footage and access to the artist

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Björk - Mouth Mantra

Meet the family behind the image that defined a crisis

Some other things...

 Donald Trump Eagle Attack
Islamic State is a bit player in a much bigger fight. Is there a method in ISIL's madness? The unbearable lightness of America's war against ISIL. How does ISIL run cities? What happens if ISIL is defeated? This was unfortunate. A dream of utopia in hell. Drones. Growing stupid together. Gareth Evans on combating terror. The rise of the American-Muslim totalitarian state. Putin's popularity. You really can't make this up. Let's stop blaming 'the internet' for terrorism.
 A history of heroin in New York. Psychedelics can’t be tested using conventional clinical trials. If only they had guns eh? Fugn anti-vaxxers! A capital climate concensus. I feel this is a porky pie. What's a 'safe space'? No Palestinian flags here. It is not the police's role to do social work. How students are changing America. Has politically correct culture gone too far?
An exclusive interview with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry after his studio fire. A history of Ork Records. The entire run of Slash magazine for free. Rock Scene here too. The jazz genesis and genius of Marvin Gaye. A good primer of Norman Whitfield's productions here. A history of porno soundtracks. Why Swans are more vital than ever. Documentaries about records and collecting them. 50 years of Rubber Soul. Interview with Abiodun Oyewole of the Last Poets
Death by coconut. Bill Leak has been drawing racist cartoons long before he fell on his head.
This made me laugh. This is simply incredible. I also like this. I fugn loathe Terry Richardson but (ooer missus) it's Miley. (NB the other photos in the set are (very) NSFW) Genesis however? Not so much. Sad topographies. Bonsai. Bidoun
Trolling Trump. The time Trump tried to buy justice for Mike Tyson and the rich. Trump may not be a fascist but...he has a history of racism. Although unfit for Vietnam this is frankly insane. Meanwhile in Pensacola. After Cheney it's Mormons VS Trump. Only you can prevent Islamophobia. LOL. Trump doesn't want you to know this. Why he wins...and it's getting ugly but he will not become President. Hail to the hair.
The last Trump.

When did America give up on the idea of America?
The final word goes to Karl Rove...

Nick Cave: Stranger In A Strange Land (VPRO 1987)

Brian Jackson (RBMA Paris 2015 Lecture)

Baksheesh - The Model

History repeating itself! Signs of the times


Ever wanted something more? Join us at the high-rise

'HIGH-RISE' by Ben Wheatley. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Jeremy Irons and Elizabeth Moss

A WSB Quote Wearing Plush Teddy Bear?


Robert Crumb takes on Donald Trump in 1989


Meet A Generation That Has Grown Up Free From Mass Shootings

Monday, 14 December 2015

Sunday, 13 December 2015

1968: Soul Power!

Friday, 11 December 2015

Metal Machine Music: Monolith or Monotone (Creem 9/75)

(Click to enlarge)

Thurston Moore at Rowland S Howard Lane in St Kilda Melbourne

Photo by Steve Shelley

Jochen Arbeit + Scanner - Propulsion

Live recording of improvisation between Jochen Arbeit of Einstürzende Neubauten and Robin Rimbaud - Scanner as part of the 30th year anniversary celebrations of the band, recorded at The Forum in London, 16th October 2010.
This live set was completely improvised with no rehearsal and what you hear is exactly what the audience heard that night. No adjustments, no cleaning up, just the truly raw, edgy and thrilling exposure to the moment.
Luke Turner of The Quietus captured the concert perfectly in describing it as "Jochen Arbeit's live collaboration with Robin 'Scanner' Rimbaud was an unqualified sex, retaining a propulsive groove and stern energy despite the improvised nature of the piece."
released October 28, 2014
All music written and performed by Jochen Arbeit and Robin Rimbaud
Photography by Zarina Rimbaud-Kadirbaks

Uncanny Valley

In the slums of the future, virtual reality junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment. An expert player discovers that the line between games and reality is starting to fade away. 3DAR’s latest short film explores the frightening potential of our next technological revolution

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Morningshot #5: I want more and more and more and more

Covers of Can

NB: Fundraiser for Petr Pavlensky

Petr Pavlensky is one of the main artists of the Nordwind Festival 2015. After his final action “Threat”, he was arrested and is currently in pre-trial detention in Moscow. In the early morning hours of November 9, 2015, the activist artist set fire to the front door of the Russian Federal Court FSB, residence from which in the 30s the Stalin purges were organized. Pawlenski was accompanied by two Russian journalists who documented the action.
The pictures went around the world and in Russia sparked a discussion on how citizens can claim their rights against an increasingly encroaching State. Pawlenski's prison sentence is expected to be 2 years. In Russian prisons an entirely inadequate basic care is provided, so that all prisoners are dependent on external resources. On online stores, food for the prisoner can be ordered at inflated prices for the prisoners, which makes the stay extremely expensive.In cooperation with the partners: Kampnagel Hamburg, Sophiensaele Berlin and Dresden Hellerau, the Northwind Festival is calling out a fundraiser in favor of Pjotr Pawlenski, in order to assist him in prison. The complete amount will be given to Oksana Shalygina, Pjotr Pawlenski's partner.
Account name: SISUTheater e.V. / Piotr Pawlenski
IBAN: DE 31 4306 0967 1146 3385 02

Hexmass came early this year

A mere $25 from my local bookshop. Support them

Stella Grundy (ft. Jah Wobble) - Star