Politics of Music

Being Wrong…

Being Wrong…   Admitting you were wrong is pretty difficult, especially when society is so judgemental and in turn individuals at a personal level feel judged by friends, family and peers. So, I’m going to write a wee series of blogs on “when I’ve been wrong.” Please, judge me all you like. I’m 52 and […]

Ungagged Fiction

Resilience

  Resilience   My teacher taught me to be more resilient today.  I fell and I cried, and I was embarrassed she saw me.  But my teacher said, “life can be like that.  Just pick yourself up again, and get on with it.” It started out an ordinary day.  I had to get to school.  Da’ had come round to […]

Ungagged Fiction

A Gift Comes Calling…

This story also appears on Neil’s blog As the scientists looked at each other in disbelief, outside their Lower Withington building across the street, Corey stood up, turned his head from side to side, stretched and took his first tentative steps in the 31 years he had been on planet earth.No one had ever wanted […]

America

Club Trumpicana

  Good luck, American working class friends. Good luck world. Perhaps by the end of this Presidential term we will all have gold doors. That white bit around the eyes will become fashionable as sun beds become safer through millions of pounds worth of investment. In fact, USA, the jobs Trump was doodling about in […]

Politics of Music

Tracks of my Years

This piece originally appeared on Neil’s blog A loaded gun wont set you free…” -Lyrics in the context of my growing up in Northern Ireland that had meaning beyond the meaning Ian Curtis perhaps intended. As a young man I was continually questioning all that was going on around me. Growing up in a mid-Ulster […]