Lovely one-hour interview extravaganza with Xander from TotalRock up on MixCloud now. Discussing the Manchester and Liverpool music scenes, the upcoming album struggles, being DIY, Marmite, festivals and tons of SB6 music. Do it!
Despite the memes and posts and righteous indignation from my left-leaning friends, I was truly willing to be convinced that, despite my better judgement, we couldn’t possibly be bombing the shit out of Syria motivated by a combination of blood-thirst, hubris and political opportunism. There had to be a genuine strategic reason why this government would plunge our men and women – and our taxes – into further endless carnage. Again. There must be a way that, by uniting with our allies and delivering a deliberate, defining, destabilising blow, we can crush the extremists in the middle east that have lain the world to their terror and thrall for as long as any of us can remember.
Then yesterday afternoon David Cameron told anyone that wanted to take five minutes to consider this course of action, that suggested to talk it out before pressing the red button, that posited that perhaps cooler heads may prevail considering the chequered political outcomes of our military’s involvement in global disputes of the last fifteen years, that they were “terrorist sympathisers”. In broad daylight.
We’re talking untold numbers of dead humans, austerity-stretching financial outlay, cataclysmic global destabilisation, and babies burning in their cots, and he reduces it to a hysterical, Orwellian soundbite. A statement thrown with cynicism and cowardice, serving only to galvanise cheers across the amphitheater of his latest parochial political grudge match, rather than assuage or address the genuine concern of a confused, tired, and fucking frightened, nation.
I was wrong to be sat on the fence.
Fuck this fence. Fuck this guy. Fuck this government. Fuck this war.
Larking about on the set of our photoshoot for the new album. I've just seen draft of the cover. The F-Bomb is ready to drop! #thefbomb
Lovely to see Eddie Casillas and the Voodoo Glow Skulls crew last night! As intense a performance as ever! #TheBandGeekMafia Regrammed from @eddie_vgs
TK Maxx 2016 #pickledeggs #thefreemarket
Tremendous singalongs at Brixton Oval. A wonderful send off to a one-off talent. #lifeonmars #davidbowie
First successful meeting of the New Year, making plans for next single, album release, and new label. Quick @benitoschat then off to Brixton for the David Bowie street party!
I got a pair of lady's Levi's on eBay for next to nothing that were brand new, but a disgusting shade of bright lady blue. I whacked them in the washer with Dylon black dye and now they are a wonderful trendy navy colour. I love it when a plan comes together. #glamourlife
Happy 2016 Boomers and bangers! Don't stop the party. Love and happiness to all!
RIP to John Bradbury of @thespecialsofficial. A huge influence on the playing, style and philosophy of Sonic Boom Six. Making 'the unusual', the usual style of the future.
Sock It To 'Em JB! #ripjohnbradbury