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 […]

Politics of Music

Bits of Kids

This piece originally appeared on Neil’s blog We drank our tins of Satzenbrau shivering on the school roof looking across the streetlit mid-Ulster valley that was my hometown of Banbridge.  Another Friday night without a care. Out of the six of us, I was the only one working. The others were all still in High […]

Ungagged Reviews

Looking Back

  This piece originally appeared on Neil’S personal blog Looking Backward, by Edward Bellamy, is a strange read and it is so for a number of reasons, not least being the fact that it was published in 1888 and is about the socialist utopia the writer envisages for the 20th century. In it he predicts […]

Fascism Ungagged Reviews

Videodrome

Lots of people are in to ‘Mindfulness.’ I don’t see it as a particularly bad thing at all. Yoga helped rid me of my aches and pains after all. Thinking about what I eat has changed my shape and given me energy- and my frazzled tastebuds back, so self help, in my opinion CAN help […]

Ungagged Podcast

Two Furra Pound

  Over caffeinated conversation on IndependenceLive.net HERE (mentioned by Neil Scott and Chuck Hamilton on the podcast) Music by: Hand of Dog The Blackheart Orchestra The Unholy A-Men The Tuts Joe Solo Steve White and the Protest Family The Wakes The Hurriers The Cundeez Please follow and like us:

Ungagged Team

Neil Scott

Neil has been politically active all his adult life, and identified as “Socialist” after stealing a book on Marx from his (UK) state school library when he was 14. Hailing originally and loudly from County Down, he moved to Scotland in 1993 as a mature student after ten years of unsuccessfully working, mostly in pubs, […]