Don’t Ask Me No Questions……

Over at the estimable Rocksbackpages they are asking the question whether some of rock’n’roll’s great question songs shouldn’t be answered with other rock’n’roll song titles…..here’s what I came up with…..artists in parentheses….. Are We Ever Gonna Have Sex Again?/New Year’s Day   (Amy Rigby/U2) Who’s Been Sleeping Here?/The Girl Of My Best Friend  (Stones/Elvis) Can You … Continue reading Don’t Ask Me No Questions……

Harry Potter & the Religio-Fascists

……..here’s an interesting little comparison via Andrew Sullivan’s excellent Atlantic Monthly blog, of competing ideologies, one Islamo-fascist, the other Christian Nationalist, or in Sullivan’s useful shorthand Christianist, turning their metaphorical guns on a common enemy- Harry Potter. In the first clip, intrepid Iranian scholars see through the hype to the hidden propaganda buried deep in … Continue reading Harry Potter & the Religio-Fascists

Don’t Ya Tell……

It must seem odd to people under a certain age to imagine a time when there was not immediate availability of every piece of music ever recorded. It was not so long ago mind you, that huge swathes of music, even stuff by major, important artists were out of print and unavailable. It seems strange … Continue reading Don’t Ya Tell……

Hitting a wall

A dismal Everton performance at Portsmouth ended with a second defeat in some nineteen games. It was a bridge too far for a squad shorn of too many key players. With international week coming up, the club has a chance to regroup (barring, please Odin no, injuries to the players on duty for their respective … Continue reading Hitting a wall

And We Move On……

Everton advance to the FA Cup Semi-finals with goals from Saha and Fellaini. An edgy first half saw Everton go a goal behind but at no point did it ever feel like the Blues were destined to go crashing out of the cup. This even with Tim Howard having an uncharacteristically off day in the … Continue reading And We Move On……