Thursday, 31 January 2013

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The Beige Revolution

I recently came across this new utopian, grassroots organisation on the unternet who are calling themselves The Beige Revolution. They say:

We are a broad federation united against the Cameron Regime. We are dedicated to filling in online petitions, "liking" stuff on Facebook and other mediocre means of expressing our dissent. Join the Beige Revolution! Or get a snack. It's all the same. Down with the Cameron Regime, it's the British Spring! The Beige Revolution has begun! Neither Washington nor Moscow but somewhere over the Beige Rainbow

I think that's something I can support. I mean I really think it is.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Stranded in the Jungle – New York Dolls

Stranded in the Jungle by the New York Dollies. I think this may prove to be the definitive funeral song. I mean I wanna see the kids dance at that thing.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

RIP Mackerel

Our dear friend Mackerel has been gone a week now. He was ten years auld, nearly. Goodbye dear fellow.

Stuff people said

Best cat ever. Fact.

He was a leader and a pacifist. He was prize-winning in size and had a patience with other animals and children alike.

He was the king of all cats for which I credit both his fabulous nature and also the way his mummy brought him up.

Thursday, 24 January 2013


Do you know Minty B? I am a big fan of her work, perhaps one of the biggest fans of her work. Anyway, if you know her then you may be interested to know that she has started a new blog. It's pretty darn awesome if you ask me.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

You should always keep in touch with your friends

So I was in town and I never go in to town and I had this emergency belt situation so I went into Top Shop. And I never go into Top Shop. This was late on Monday afternoon, evening really. And I felt slightly self-conscious about being too auld for the place but I was wearing Warwick's red woolly hat which really helped with that. And so I was trying on a belt when the in-store corporate DJ shuffled up The Wedding Present's You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends and I was sort of transported into one of those instant really ace existential reveries. I didn't recognise the next record but it sounded really horrible, like Dinosaur Jr doing Bob Dylan or something and it was all over, it was back to the existential dredd. Anyway, for a moment there I never felt so auld.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

The (prestigious) Thackray Medal

From 28 March 2009: Darwin Online was awarded the prestigious Thackray Medal by the Society for the History of Natural History which writes — 'From a strong field of nominated works, the Society's Prize Committee chaired by the Vice-President Geoff Moore, was unanimous in their selection of "The complete work of Charles Darwin Online" for the award of the Society's John Thackray Medal for 2008. The medal is awarded for a significant achievement in the history of those areas of interest to the Society in memory of John Thackray'. Further notes as to its provenance here.

Source: Simon Murray

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Friday, 11 January 2013

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Some recent numbers

Oh Ambassadeur, with thees fabuleux blôg you are really spoiling us

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Do The Bikini Dance

Do The Bikini Dance – Dee Dee Ramone. Limited edition 12" single, hand-numbered 0630 (of 1499). Dee Dee on guitar and vocals, Barbara Zampini on bass and vocals and Paul Kostabi on drums. Twist & Shout on the B-side. The disc is in excellent condition and the sleeve is in generally good condition but with 3 very small tears to edges and a couple of marks due to age (released in 2002). German record label. Comes with special 20pp (final) edition of Dee Dee's fanzine Taking Dope. Available on ebay for the next nine days or so.

Monday, 7 January 2013


Funky Man – Dee Dee King. Very rare 33rpm 12" single from Dee Dee Ramone under the name of Dee Dee King. Original "Dee Dee is a Punk Rapper" sticker is affixed to interior of sleeve. This was Dee Dee's first foray into rap and was not included on the later Standing in the Spotlight LP. The disc itself is in excellent condition, hardly played. The sleeve is in very good condition but with a couple of marks due to age (released 1987). Available on ebay for the next nine days or so.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

The ϟkidϟ – Fields

Now I'm not trying to get people to think about the ϟkidϟ, because I'm talking about the Red Crayon Faction, but the Skids were one of my favourite groups of course.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

All lost in the supermarket?

At Your Own Risk – A Saint's Testament (Vintage, 1993) signed by Derek Jarman in ink pen on the title page. 153pp mass-produced paperback in fair/good condition with some marks and signs of aging to cover and tanning to inner pages. But, likesay, autographed by Derek Jarman and available on ebay for the next nine days or so.