Archive for June 4, 2013

Video: The Band Played Waltzing Matilda – The Pogues

This is a soldier’s tale and an eight-minute anti-war statement by cult Irish band The Pogues. Their style veers between shambolic pub riots and heart-rending ballads of joy, sadness and loss. This one we shall file amongst the latter. It’s off their 1985 album Rum, Sodomy And The Lash. There […]

Video: Sewers, elbow pads and million-pound spankfests!

The Top Gear TV show is certainly about cars. But not only. It’s not even mainly about cars. It’s mainly about fantasy. Secondly it’s about cars. And thirdly it’s about blazing, childish jealousy. Because every man on earth wishes he could do what those three pillocks on Top Gear do. […]