What A Life It Would Be...If You Would Come To Mine For Tea

We’ll have sandwiches.

I feel a responsibility to a younger version of me, one that back in 1996 would be shocked and depressed about Oasis finally splitting up. But sadly, I no longer have it in me. Besides, The Quietus has summed up most of my feelings on the matter, though I think it gives Noel a bit too much credit, and that Amorphous Androgynous mix of Falling Down is not as good as its surrounding hype.

So I’ve failed myself. But I will point out that he was absolutely right about Kenickie.


The first Senate website…

The Utopia Estate

Oh, is it a little bit harder than it looks?

A Summary of Republican/Democratic Negotiating Techniques

_why, _why?

The Internet mourns.

We Dress Cheap / We Dress Tacky

Posted before, but now on YouTube and watched this afternoon by Los Campesinos (I would like to vote for Psychic Defence and Can I Take U 2 The Cinema? for the cover project, by the way).

Kenickie — Check 1-2 part 1

Kenickie — Check 1-2 part 2

(bonus quiz - spot Kieron in his Brem X Jones / David Kohl years!)

I know it's shouting into the wind at this point, but a b-side collection/remaster/DVD is still needed. I will leave you with words from the wise @loscampesinos:

Anybody who hasn't heard 'At The Club' by Kenickie, please get it. They were everything a band should be.

Flashback: "Well, they *would* say that..."

The greatest computer game review of all time: Stuart Campbell reviews Kick Off ‘96 in the final issue of Amiga Power.

(Jonathan Nash’s fake-score of Alien Breed 3D 2 must run a close second. Especially since Team 17 apparently fell for it…until they read the review…)

Danke Schön (RIP)


Changing Times...

"When President Bill Clinton nominated Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsberg to serve on the high court, I voted for their confirmation, as did all but a few of my fellow Republicans. Why? For the simple reason that the nominees were qualified, and it would have been petty, and partisan, and disingenuous to insist otherwise. Those nominees represented the considered judgment of the president of the United States. And under our Constitution, it is the president's call to make."

John McCain, 2008. Voted No on Associate Justice Sotomayor confirmation, 2009.

This Will Not End Well...

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