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Monthly Archives: December 2008

The Queen’s announcement, in her Xmas address to the nation, featured a mention of her new range of Mp3 players, the appropriately named named “My Husband and I-Pod. This was unfortunately omitted from the final edit

Here’s a nice wee set of I-Pod advert parodies instead






If you’ve been thinking of getting a wee tattoo in the Noo Year, then maybe this might help to inspire you … and oh yeah, the girls are sure to be impressed




Video for the song PRICKS UP FRONT

by Andy Prieboy.

Video by Edwin Vacek.

(Song available on

Ok! Here’s where I get worried

I don’t care what the hell becomes the Xmas No 1

I’m astonished at how many different versions of the song “Hallelujah” seem to be abounding; from Rufus Wainright, Leonard Cohen, Mr Buckley, X Fuctor finalists and whatever

I am, in fact, totally fed-up with the overexposure of what was a fine wee song … and no more

And then I saw this … and what worries me is that this is like watching the Norwegian version of fukkin Westlife … and … and … it’s really rather excellent

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh !!!

I’m meltiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing … I’m meeeeeeeeeeellllllttttiiiinnngggg

I now know exactly what I want for Xmas …


How good is this? …. teeee-hhheee-hee!!





Rachid Taha from the album Made In Medina



The story goes that Joe Strummer was inspired by a young Algerian band who gave him a demo tape after a Clash gig in Paris in the early 80’s, and that he then wrote the legendary rock anthem “Rock The Casbah”


The Arab band in question featured Rachid Taha, whose own band is now a worldwide phenomenon, featuring a multi-cultural ethnic mix … yeah, an Arab and an Israeli in the same band.


Rachid is the “godfather” of RAI, which is the punkrock, the music of dissent, of the Arab world


His producer has been, for the past 20 years o so, that ol’ hippy legend, Steve Hillage


Here, Rachid Taha and Mick Jones of The Clash perform Rock El Casbah … and it’s “Sharif don’t like it” … not “sheriff”, ya diddy!!


Film director David Lynch ever so eloquently expresses his thought for the day





A wee bit of melodic cheeriness to brighten up a Winters day, with a smashing song and a fantastic wee video




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