On an evening where the big news of the week was still a live talking point, there was precious little sympathy in a famed back room in Glasgow. “Did you hear what Frankie Boyle said about Thatcher?” asked Steve Mason, sometime Beta Band singer and now the proud-owner of an alias-spattered solo career which has recently taken a turn for the incisively political. It’s the old gag about spending the public money earmarked for the late former PM’s funeral on spades, then “everyone in Scotland can dig a hole and deliver her to Satan in person.”
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Friday 25 September 2009
Ian Brown's sixth solo album – which, it's worth noting, is three times the total output of The Stone Roses – follows in much the same vein as its immediate predecessors Solarized and The World Is Yours.
Friday 18 September 2009
And farewell - Oasis
Friday 24 July 2009
There's plenty to admire on this follow-up to 2007's The State Of Things, not least Jon McClure's swashbuckling political commentaries, which state much the same things as before, but with added panache.
Thursday 02 April 2009
Give me Twitter or give me death says a skeptical Ian Brown in the Globe and Mail. But rather than death, Brown actually discovers a new culture war via Twitter
Wednesday 18 March 2009
The Stone Roses could be on the verge of re-forming for a tour 20 years after their celebrated debut album.
Sunday 25 January 2009
In the early days of the Strokes, Nikolai Fraiture was so self-evidently the best-looking member that you wondered why he was not their lead singer.
Sunday 30 November 2008
My first job was in Woolworths, Shepherd's Bush, west London. In spite of studying for loads of exams at school, I had to sit through a formal interview and pass the in-house intelligence test before I could sign on as a Saturday girl. My best piece of advice from a fellow worker: look busy at all times, especially when the supervisor walks in your direction.
Tuesday 23 September 2008
At a time when we've become accustomed to music venues closing down all over the country, it's refreshing to have the opening of a new, purpose-built club and live venue to celebrate.
Friday 02 May 2008
Saturday 05 February 2005
Monday 10 January 2005
Saturday 08 January 2005
If you think most wine lists have all the appeal of your average telephone directory, Ian Brown's oddball list will make you pause for thought. With a unique blend of hilariously surreal ramblings and eccentric tasting notes, his mouthwatering Australian catalogue reads like a trialogue between Rab C Nesbitt, Harry Hill and Baldric.
Friday 17 September 2004
Wednesday 24 September 2003
Monday 11 August 2003
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
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