In my previous post I wondered if Nick Clegg would do much to enthuse me. Well, in my view he’s got off to a good start. He revealed on the radio that he doesn’t believe in God. What’s more, he seems to have a thoroughly sensible, tolerant approach to the whole religion issue. What a […]
There is something about Matthew Herbert, the revered electronic music producer who has a new album out at the moment, that I find a little bit annoying. Don’t get me wrong here. I have three Herbert-produced albums — ‘Goodbye Swingtimeâ€™, ‘Likes…â€™ and ‘Bodily Functionsâ€™ — and I think they are all pretty good, especially ‘Goodbye […]
This is another one that slots into “obvious”, but I’ve just read the list of winners at the NME Awards, and what a load of steaming shite it is. No awards even for Maxïmo Park, who are one of the few vaguely interesting bands in that scene. Shocker. Instead, all the awards went to the […]
“THE organiser of the Edinburgh Live 8 concert has launched a scathing attack on Bob Geldof.”
I reckon this reflects badly on both Mr Geldof and Mr Cameron. Since Cameron was elected, the Conservatives have just reeled of a bunch of tokenistic gestures presumably designed to make them seem more left-wing. Update: MatGB PaulJ does this better.
Quaequam Blog! points out that Bob Geldof thinks emails are “stopping genuine action,” even though Geldof himself was the most useless waste of space of the year.
G8 — African nil. Make Poverty History is in disarray following the disastrous Geldof hijacking. (Via.)
George Monbiot reminds us about Bob Geldof — The Man Who Betrayed the Poor. â€œRight from the beginning,â€ says Kofi Mawuli Klu of the Forum of African Human Rights Defenders, â€œhe has acted in his own selfish interests. It was all about self-promotion, about usurping the place of Africans. His message was â€œshut up and […]
What a cracking article by Andy Kershaw in The Independent. You should, of course, read it all, but here are some edited highlights: Geldof’s arrogance is breathtaking. First, he dismisses the idea of having Africans on his bill since, supposedly, they are not big enough draws. Now, outrageously, he is planning to corral the Africans […]