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Sex and Violence

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I am curious, black – American Noir with a twist

Monday, 6 February, 2017|0 Comments

Eileen by Ottesa Moshfegh has sentences and passages that are quite simply breathtaking in their perfection. One after the other her words tantalise and tease. She never says too much, nor too little, they are [...]

ARE GIRLS ELECTRIC?

Monday, 23 January, 2017|0 Comments

"The Power" by Naomi Alderman is part science fiction, part thriller and part feminism reborn as a morality tale in which all power corrupts and absolute power corrupts most of all no matter the gender [...]

Another Post

Tuesday, 10 January, 2017|0 Comments

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Who ate all the pies!

Monday, 9 January, 2017|0 Comments

The answer of course is 'NotMe'spoken by a squeaky voiced Bunter, the fat 'owl' of the Remove. The Remove being the quarters of the third year pupils at Greyfriars School, the fictitious boarding school created [...]

Enemies of the People…

Thursday, 5 January, 2017|0 Comments

The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. Joseph Stalin When is european democracy not a democracy? When the citizens of its nation states go against the [...]

Petite Meller lands on Planet Gong!

Wednesday, 21 September, 2016|0 Comments

If bands could musically beget children then those children would, like their flesh and blood counterparts in the real world, display not just some of the musical characteristics of their  parents but probably some of [...]

Life, Love and Keeling Over

Sunday, 11 September, 2016|0 Comments

Hiromi Kawakami’s first English language book was called Strange Weather in Tokyo and published in 2014, (in Japan it was titled The Teacher’s Briefcase) and was a gentle, touching, almost surreal and dreamlike story of [...]

Tears in the Day, Screams in the Night

Sunday, 4 September, 2016|0 Comments

Chris Petit’s The Butchers of Berlin, is a brutal and disquieting take on a city and a people inured by years of terror, violence and vicious anti-semitism, who find survival in indifference, and sustenance in [...]

They are your children…

Monday, 29 August, 2016|0 Comments

These children that come at you with knives, they are your children - Charles Manson In 2019 it will be, amazingly, fifty years since Charles Manson’s band of hippy-dippy losers set about viciously murdering white [...]

GIRLS – SCREAMING AND DREAMING

Monday, 25 July, 2016|0 Comments

Without any planning and totally coincidentally I seemed to have beeen immersed in feminine, or rather female culture, both written and visually, over the last two days, with both genres, a book and a film, offering [...]

THE MURDER AND EXPLOITATION OF JO COX

Saturday, 18 June, 2016|2 Comments

Jo Cox MP, whose brutal murder on the 16th June by a 52 year man with mental health problems and alleged sympathies with the US based neo-Nazi Nationalist Alliance organisation, and, Britain First, a UK [...]

Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will be, Will Be)

Wednesday, 15 June, 2016|0 Comments

There was something frighteningly inevitable about the latest mass killing by a fanatical Muslim of a large group of unarmed Western citizens, in this latest instance some 49 gay men and women at The Pulse [...]

Je Suis……Memed Out

Wednesday, 23 March, 2016|0 Comments

About sixty minutes was all it took for 129 mainly young people to die and for another 352 to be wounded, their bodies raked by bullets and shrapnel, as Islamic fanatics, their hearts black with [...]

TRIGGER WARNING

Sunday, 18 January, 2015|0 Comments

Since the slaughter of nine cartoonists and journalists at the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo a huge amount of pious nonsense has been said and written about defending free speech and the [...]

JE SUIS….. NOTHING

Saturday, 10 January, 2015|0 Comments

Last year (2014) following the brutal abduction of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok, Borno by militant Islamist movement Boko Haram, (’Western education is forbidden’), President Obama’s wife Michelle posted a photograph of herself on twitter holding [...]

BLAND AS GRAND:

Thursday, 7 November, 2013|2 Comments

Vacuous celebrity driven consumerism and criminality repackaged as a cool lifestyle choice In the Bling Ring, Sophia Coppela's captivating take on a gang of real life teenage celebrity wannabes who steal from the young rich and [...]

THIS IS INTOLERABLE!! – 200 MOTELS TOO FAR

Wednesday, 30 October, 2013|1 Comment

A few years ago when I first met the object of my 'its complicated' status on Facebook I had, as it happened, also just started seeing a rather lovely, though seriously bonkers pornstar. My ego [...]

WEAKNESS AND LIES: Putting the Nice before the Nasty

Monday, 2 September, 2013|1 Comment

On the BBC recently, a reporter interviewed two young Syrian women outside a café in Syria's capital Damascus, both wore modern, trendy clothes, make-up and had their hair uncovered. One women supported President Assad and [...]

Good Censor, Bad Censor

Sunday, 16 June, 2013|1 Comment

In a week that has seen both the condemnation of the US National Security Agency for surveying emails and other personal data worldwide, and major calls in the UK for the complete blocking of online [...]

Liberal Authoritarianism and the relentless march of the Little Man.

Monday, 10 June, 2013|1 Comment

With every crime and outrage comes, in the guise of doing good or righting a wrong, more calls for state control, be it political, moral or social. In the last few days, prompted in part by the [...]

RELIGION, RACE and RIGHTS: The three elephants in the room that the liberal West cannot, and will not see – a self inflicted blindness that if not challenged and stopped will eventually destroy us.

Monday, 3 June, 2013|1 Comment

The West's collective Establishment has been very busy of late minimising any damage to its multicultural agenda that could have been caused by the Boston bombings; the beheading and murder of a British soldier in [...]

Trained for war, hacked to death in London: The murder of a soldier

Thursday, 23 May, 2013|2 Comments

The murder on the 22 May 2013 of a young British soldier on a street in Woolwich, London, in the middle of the afternoon by two Muslim thugs, has shocked the world. It also galvanised [...]

“We’ve Warned You About this Man” – A goodbye to Jess Franco, one of the titans of Exploitation Cinema

Tuesday, 2 April, 2013|2 Comments

The Marquis de Sade wrote ceaselessly during his long, ten year incarceration in Paris's infamous Bastille prison, and when as a punishment his writing implements were confiscated, de Sade turned to writing on his sheets [...]

FROM’ ISLES OF WONDER’ TO ‘ISLES OF PLUNDER’: THE OLYMPICS MULTICULTURAL LEGACY

Monday, 27 August, 2012|0 Comments

No one can deny the success of the Olympic games 2012, or the often moving and emotional prowess of the world's sportsmen and women as they strove for victory in their chosen field. Nor could, or [...]

AS THE CROWDS GRUMBLE, SO THE EDIFICE BEGINS TO CRUMBLE

Monday, 21 May, 2012|0 Comments

The great democracies of europe have betrayed their people. Firstly, they embarked on a truly gigantic feast, with a menu whose star courses included the denigration of the individual European nation states and their subjection to [...]

Britain’s Got Cultural Stockholm Syndrome

Sunday, 15 April, 2012|6 Comments

For some time I've wondered how the UK's tolerant, inclusivity loving, diversity embracing, multiculturally aware, sexually outreaching and intolerant of intolerance establishment would deal with the inextricable march of Islamic fundamentalism and all that comes [...]

THE DEATH OF A BARE BREASTED COUNTESS

Thursday, 19 January, 2012|0 Comments

Jennifer Anderson, or Tiffany Tarantula as she named herself during the period when she reincarnated her band The Nuns after relocating from California to New York, died of breast and liver cancer age 54 on [...]

THE UGLIFICATION OF BEAUTY

Saturday, 31 December, 2011|1 Comment

On the 30th December I was walking past the National Portrait Gallery in central London and on a whim popped in to have a look at a new exhibition, The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize [...]

RELOCATION, RELOCATION: A MIDDLE CLASS NAME FOR ‘WHITE FLIGHT’

Sunday, 11 December, 2011|0 Comments

The English, and the English middle classes in particular, are well known for their habit of saying one thing and meaning something else entirely. Racism is concealed behind a veneer of niceties and politeness, with [...]

EUROPE: SCREAMING ON THE OUTSIDE, DYING ON THE INSIDE

Monday, 5 December, 2011|2 Comments

A few months ago the UK suffered one of the worst and most vicious spates of rioting the country has ever experienced. The level of ferocity and destruction displayed should have been a wake up [...]

RIOT: DEMOCRACY BEGINS TO BE DESTROYED FROM WITHIN.

Saturday, 3 September, 2011|0 Comments

Over four days in August 2011 the UK’s febrile multicultural and indigenous underclass rioted on a scale and with a ferocity that had never been seen before. Beginning in the borough of Tottenham on a Saturday, and [...]

ON VOICEMAIL EVERYONE CAN HEAR YOUR SCREAMS

Tuesday, 2 August, 2011|0 Comments

Watching the hysteria and escalating media on media clusterfuck that was surrounding News International, and inparticular its founder Rupert Murdoch and his unfeasibly Pre-Raphaelitesque and now ex-Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks, over the last few weeks has been akin [...]

Brutal, stupid and cruel: The rise and rise of Generation Eloi

Monday, 13 June, 2011|1 Comment

If the Nazi leadership famously cared for animals and were conversely capable of the utmost cruelty to people, then our post war, public sector driven, welfare dependent and excruciatingly politically correct caring society is becoming a [...]

Generation XXX – Born to Porn

Monday, 25 April, 2011|1 Comment

Years ago in 1967 or 1968, when I was maybe ten or eleven years old, I found a stack of porn magazines while exploring the families rambling home in which various members of our extended [...]

LYING, VYING AND CRYING: POLITICIANS, IMMIGRATION & THE NATION STATE

Sunday, 17 April, 2011|0 Comments

As the UK’s Coalition government edges ever closer to collapse and its politician’s snipe and jostle with each other, maneuvering themselves into the best and most favourable  positions in which to jump ship or carry [...]

I Saw, I Filmed, I Ran Riot – Violence as Celebrity

Saturday, 2 April, 2011|0 Comments

About 5 or 6 six years ago when I lived in London's Soho overlooking a street plagued by crackheads and drug dealers I remember hearing more shouting than usual and looked out of my window [...]

Muscles in Search of a Tussle

Sunday, 27 March, 2011|0 Comments

Cameron and Obama having been caught like a rabbits in a cars headlights during the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt now seem determined to show the world that not only are they on the side [...]

WikiLeaks: Secrets, Lies and Egos

Sunday, 27 February, 2011|0 Comments

This week, the pale-faced and reputedly rather smelly, Julian Assange, founder and champion of the website WikiLeaks, lost his battle to prevent his extradition to Sweden to face charges of rape and sexual assault. Assange, who [...]

LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1848

Saturday, 19 February, 2011|1 Comment

In 1848, a revolution in France acted as a catalyst for a whole wave of uprisings and revolutions that erupted across Europe in its wake, with the year becoming known as the Springtime of the Peoples, the Spring [...]

Europe’s Big, Flawed and Very Full Society

Monday, 14 February, 2011|1 Comment

The UK's Prime Minister David Cameron, leader of the Coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal party, and erstwhile champion of the theme du jour, the Big Society, made waves recently by announcing, alongside his usual considered [...]

SHOOTING THE MESSENGERS

Wednesday, 12 January, 2011|0 Comments

Few, if any, would condone the shooting and murder of six innocent people in Arizona on Saturday 9th January or the attempted murder of congresswomen Gabrielle Gifford by the deranged 22 year old Jared Loughner. Yet within [...]

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

Monday, 27 December, 2010|0 Comments

Ever since the failure of 2010’s general election to produce a clear winner and the unedifying sight of Gordon Brown desperately trying to cling on to power finally persuaded the Liberal Democrats to get into [...]

THE VAMPIRE’S LAST GASP

Sunday, 19 December, 2010|2 Comments

When I head the news late on Wednesday evening, the 15th December, that film director and writer Jean Rollin had died due to complications brought on by pneumonia I felt a mixture of disbelief, something [...]

THE STUDENTS MAYBE PROTESTING, BUT IT’S THE LUVVIES WHO ARE REVOLTING!

Monday, 6 December, 2010|0 Comments

A few weeks ago some 2000 plus students supported by a few anarchist ‘black bloc’ foot soldiers broke away from the main student march, where some 50,000 of their fellow students were protesting the coalition [...]

THE LEFT’S OBAMANIA IS PAVING THE WAY FOR A NEW RIGHT!

Tuesday, 23 November, 2010|0 Comments

Almost two years ago the world, or rather the soft, left-leaning, socialist part of it, heralded the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States as akin to the second coming. Obama was [...]

SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL

Tuesday, 24 August, 2010|0 Comments

One can now add to that proverb, WRITE NO EVIL, if the ‘we’re all one society, appeasing, down-on-my-knees-begging-you-please, Islamic loving, inclusivity obsessed, multiculturally aware, touchy-feely, rightwing-hating, individual freedom go-to-hell, I care more than you care [...]

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

Tuesday, 17 August, 2010|0 Comments

Watching the news, reading the papers and seeing our politicians in the UK, in Europe and in the US could make one feel that the excitement and impending sense of economic doom predicted by so [...]

SCUM NATION 2 – EXTERMINATE

Wednesday, 4 August, 2010|1 Comment

Reading the UK’s newspapers one gets inured to the daily horror stories of some elderly woman being pummeled to death by some feckless thug, or how some one, some son, daughter, father, mother, has been [...]

BANG MY HO TO MAKE THE ECONOMY GO!

Friday, 16 July, 2010|0 Comments

At the very moment that European governments are nervously, tentatively and almost coquettishly beginning to strip themselves of the socialist and welfare trappings that have so burdened them with debt, so Obama’s America is beginning [...]

MUZZLING, TAMING AND RESHAPING THE RIGHT

Tuesday, 22 June, 2010|2 Comments

It is interesting that, as the US’s grass roots Tea Party movement begins to exert real influence over the Republican Party and its choice of candidates for November’s Senate elections, so the mainstream right wing [...]

Paying homage to the ‘Twat-in-a-hat’

Monday, 21 June, 2010|2 Comments

The death of the artist, writer and self-styled ‘dandy’, Sebastian Horsley, from a heroin overdose on the 17th June upset me much more than I would have expected it to have, had I ever considered [...]

AS YOU SOW, SO SHALL YOU REAP 

Monday, 10 May, 2010|2 Comments

Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap, says the bible, in which case, the people of the UK may well be about to reap the whirlwind for having created a political, economic and [...]

THE BLAND LEADING THE BLAND

Wednesday, 28 April, 2010|1 Comment

It says something about the state of the UK when over ten million of its adult population choose to spend an hour of their time watching three virtually identikit politicians regurgitate three almost interchangeable responses [...]

THE SILENCE OF THE SWANS

Thursday, 8 April, 2010|1 Comment

Nothing symbolises England more than the swan, the beautiful, graceful white bird that has been protected in law for over 400 years; a law that has, barring the odd violation, been upheld and respected by [...]

OOGLE ME

Monday, 15 March, 2010|0 Comments

The last few months have seen a growing clamour regarding the sexualizing of children by parents, by the media, by retailers, by the music industry and by children themselves. This 'clamour' has been evoked by journalists, [...]

TRIUMPH OF THE ILL

Monday, 1 March, 2010|0 Comments

The National Health service and the Welfare State have come to be used as interchangeable terms, and in the mouths of some people as terms of reproach. Why this is so is not difficult to [...]

IN EUROPE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM

Wednesday, 10 February, 2010|0 Comments

Self-censorship is insidious, especially the kind of self-censorship that creeps into your consciousness unknowingly, unasked and unwelcome, like a disease that surreptitiously eats into your body and begins slowly to attack you from the inside. [...]

THE GREAT WAIL OF CHINA

Monday, 25 January, 2010|0 Comments

China has always been a mystery to the West. Ever since Marco Polo introduced Europeans to its charms in the 14th Century the West has been both captivated and horrified in equal measure. Whether by [...]

TANTRUMS IN THE MACHINE

Wednesday, 6 January, 2010|0 Comments

The dawn of 2010 and the ending of a year, especially the ending of a decade is most always a time for reflection. Thinking back to the beginning of the decade, things were very different. [...]

UNNATURAL ATTRACTION

Tuesday, 15 December, 2009|0 Comments

In Oscar Wilde’s story ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ the antihero makes a Faustian pact in which he keeps his beauty while a portrait of himself ages and also displays all the twisted marks that [...]

SPITTING IN THE FACE OF UTOPIA!

Monday, 9 November, 2009|0 Comments

About twenty or so years ago when I was in Paris with my then girlfriend Nadine I remember seeing large groups of well dressed, in a kind of petit-bourgeoisie French kind of way, looking people [...]

SCUM NATION

Friday, 16 October, 2009|0 Comments

Open any UK newspaper, log on, tune in, or whatever, and week in, week out, all year long, you’ll see story after story of some man, some son, someone who has been beaten, kicked, stabbed [...]

THY SHALT NOT OFFEND, EVER!

Wednesday, 30 September, 2009|0 Comments

Twenty years ago I made a short film, Visions of Ecstasy, which was refused a certificate for release on the grounds that it was potentially blasphemous, effectively banning the film and stopping it from ever [...]

IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT

Monday, 14 September, 2009|0 Comments

For some reason, and without any rhyme, I have become increasingly obsessed by end of the world science fiction films these last few weeks. Usually my thoughts, such as they are, flit between the Third [...]

Mad, Bad and Culled: Come Back Eugenics, All is Forgiven

Monday, 24 August, 2009|0 Comments

Apparently the UK now has some 84,150 people locked up in its prisons, give or take the odd dying train-robber and Libyan terrorist, with more being added every day. This, given the fact that you [...]

THE AGE OF THE ELOI

Monday, 3 August, 2009|0 Comments

The soft, fluffy, cotton wool mindset that seems to have reduced most of the world's left/right political animals to a sort of sludge-brained Eloi have somehow convinced themselves and, seemingly, most of the population, that [...]

SPASTICS ELASTIC

Wednesday, 15 July, 2009|0 Comments

The reissuing of the book Art of the Nasty which Salvation originally published in 1998, which has now been revised and updated and published anew by FAB Press, has, along with the passing uncut of [...]

I VOTE, THEREFORE I AM

Monday, 22 June, 2009|0 Comments

The last few weeks have been historic for many reasons. In the UK, our main political parties have disgraced themselves so much that they may well have sown the seeds of their own destruction. Indeed, [...]

Democracy Betrayed, Betrayed by Democracy

Friday, 22 May, 2009|0 Comments

England is often cited as the Mother of Democracy, a defender of freedom and a nation that values the beliefs and hopes of its citizens above all, and who will, if necessary, defend those beliefs [...]

DEFENDING THE TORTURERS, OFFENDING THE TORTURED

Tuesday, 28 April, 2009|0 Comments

President Obama’s decision to name the names of those in the Bush administration who sanctioned the use of torture, including possibly Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice and ex-President George W Bush, and authorise the release of [...]

THE UK’S DEATH BY A THOUSAND LAWS

Tuesday, 14 April, 2009|0 Comments

The Chinese have many skills, amongst them is a greatness for intricate and delicate work, often creating incredibly fine and minute sculptures and carvings. However, in the past the Chinese also utilized their skills in [...]

Save the World from Gordon Brown – Shoot Him!

Tuesday, 14 April, 2009|0 Comments

6th March 2009Now that I am in my dotage and fast approaching the age when I will probably forget my name, dribble, have hairy ear lobes and, if I am lucky enough to get my [...]

Snow, Darwin and the Survival of the Weakest

Tuesday, 14 April, 2009|0 Comments

The last two weeks have been tiring for me, as Redemption enters its 16th year so the constant battle to survive and grow a business has to vie with my own creative desires and sometimes [...]

I REALLY DO WANT TO HURT … MYSELF

Monday, 26 January, 2009|0 Comments

The sentencing of Boy George, former cross-dressing singer with Culture Club and persona extraordinaire who famously preferred 'a cup of tea to sex', this week sparked off for me a period of reflection, nostalgia and [...]