The Fall….. Of Mark E. Smith ?

Hot sticky night in Glasgow, ABC was the venue for yet another Fall event, I call it an event rather than a gig as recently you couldn’t call what The Fall were doing live as a gig in the traditional sense. We have now got used to Mark’s antics on stage, Knob twiddling, improvisation on drums using the microphone and messing with Eleni’s keyboard, and we also expect it, nay require it.

Rare... All Band Members On Stage

Rare… All Band Members On Stage

But I am racing on to the end before I’ve even started, The concert was started by Glasgow band Big Ned, never heard of them before so I watched with anticipation as the first few chords spewed from the sound system, very reminiscent of the Cramps, Alabama 3 type of thing, then the singing came in, I say singing, it was more talking intermingled with a bit of shouting, was entertaining enough for around three songs or so then it was wearing a bit thin, next…….

Second support act was the Rosy Crucifixion, again another new band for my ears, again the sound was very Cramp-esque, the three piece were OK, might give them another listen.

The lights dim, the cheers go up, camera’s and phones are held aloft in order to get the first pictures of Mark entering stage right, the backing track goes on, and on, and on, at least 5 to 6 minutes, then the band come on, and start the first song, a short time later enter Mark E. rapturous applause greets him he then proceeds to start his “live mixing” this entails him fucking about with the amps for the guitars, bass and keyboards, instead of enhancing the sound he does the exact opposite and completely fucks up the sound of the guitar, and the keyboards continued throughout the gig by either deafening us as the settings were all to pot or too low to even hear, now this would not have been a problem had we been entertained by the singers wit and repartee as we are normally used to but he then hides behind the guitar amps and sings most of the songs, appearing briefly at the front on occasion, the lyrics, that I have admired for many a year, were more incomprehensible than normal, making for an even more unenjoyable experience, this series of events carried on throughout the gig, he even had a sound man route the microphone through to behind the backdrop and had a secondary microphone handed in to the crowd and subjected us to some “wee girl” shout during Blindness “Fuck The State, Fuck the Government”, not what I paid for. The only saving grace was them doing Mr Pharmacist, not heard that in many a year, but to pay £23 for one decent song is not on, the band stormed off stage before returning to do The Theme From Sparta FC, Mark E. supplied minimal contribution to it leaving Eleni to complete the vocals, it was one of the best songs of the night but sadly the damage was already done.

Mark E. Missing In Action.... Again

Mark E. Missing In Action…. Again

Mr Smith treated us all like mugs and I for one will seriously reconsider going to see them the next time, I would like to point out that the other band members were not to blame for this abysmal performance and as they stormed off they did seem perturbed at the nights proceedings, but again they just stormed off not even acknowledging the crowd which angered some of us, myself included.

As Fall fans we have all been disappointed by at least one or two performances throughout the years but for me this is the straw that broke the camels back, what was once Smith’s quirkiness has now developed into the downright rude, and to disrespect his loyal fans is shameful.

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Food Standard Agency – Fucking Stupid Arseholes

I could not believe my eyes yesterday, I was catching up on the news and this headline caught my eye on the BBC website, “Store pulls monkey nuts from shelves over ‘peanut warning’“, it appears that North of England supermarket chain Booth’s packaged it’s own brand monkey nuts without a nut allergy warning, the supermarket has removed 300 packets of 350g Whole Hearted Roasted Monkey Nuts from its shelves. Booths has apologised and subsequently warned customers with a peanut allergy not to consume the product.

Booths technical manager Waheed Hassan said: “It is our responsibility as retailers to accurately record allergy advice,  “In this instance, we felt a responsibility to recall the product and issue a notice to our customers who might suffer from a specific peanut allergy.”

What The Fuck !!, I had to check the calendar today I thought I had found the “April Fool” news story, well ladies and gentlemen I hope you, like myself have learned something, Monkey Nuts contain peanuts, well who fucking knew! just to clarify what a monkey nut actually is, monkey nut’s are peanuts with the shell or pod intact. to reiterate A PEANUT with shell or pod intact, just incase you didn’t get it second time A FUCKING PEANUT. if you have a peanut allergy the thing you steer clear of are fucking peanuts, regardless of the packaging having a warning or not a peanut is a fucking peanut don’t fucking eat it moron.

Booth’s went on to add to their statement:

“If you have an allergy to peanuts, please do not consume this product.”

No shit Sherlock, talk about stating the obvious.

What kind of moron’s have we been breeding over the last few years, if anyone with a nut allergy knowingly buys a product containing nuts and then consumes them, well frankly they deserve all they get, where does this stop, are we going to label everything to stop the moron brigade killing themselves, this my friends is preventing evolution progressing, getting rid of morons is paramount to human survival, they, moron’s that is, do have their place, for example on Harry Hill’s “You’ve Been Framed” morons doing stupid shit for the £250 reward tell us what not to do, like bouncing on a trampoline while on a bike and trying to juggle fire, under the influence of alcohol, you get the picture.

I expect to see further stories about someone who was killed because there was no warning on the car that ran them over, a warning saying this car will kill when hitting humans at high speed, or do we require warnings on our kitchen implements, warning these knives will cut your fucking fingers off. where will it all end.

I used to wonder about our ever growing “Nanny State” and is it really necessary to print every piece of information about a product, well seems so, the “Morons Are Us” maternity wing has opened it’s doors and spawned the earth with muppets.

‘Till the next time…..

Anarchy, Peace, Freedom, Equality

Luis Suarez…. Bite Me!

At the weekend during the Liverpool v Chelsea match Luis Suarez struck again, no not another glorious goal, or some scintillating skilful football in which he leaves a number of defenders in his wake, nor was it the other side of Suarez that we’ve become accustomed to, the diving, the cheating handballs that have blotched his copybook all through his career, but this action takes on a whole new concept, he tried to bite, yes bite Branislav Ivanovic on the arm after being tackled by the Chelsea defender, then Suarez has the audacity to start to hold his hip and jump around on the spot as if he has been wronged, what is wrong with him, Luis what is going on in that head of yours, to bite a fellow professional after he has won a fair challenge.

Luis Auditions for the new "Dracula" movie

Luis Auditions for the new “Dracula” movie

What Suarez did was nothing more than a petulant infant would do when things aren’t going their way, and just to reiterate this is an infant I’m talking about, not a fully grown adult. but then again after his shenanigans in previous games this doesn’t come as any surprise. although Suarez publicly apologised for his actions to Ivanovic, if I was Ivanovic I would have told him where to shove it, what infuriates me about Suarez is he is a very talented player and to resort to biting a fellow professional is nothing more than scandalous. I hope that the FA dish out a lengthy ban to Suarez and although he has been fined, and the amount has been undisclosed and going by what he gets paid this will be a drop in the ocean to him, this ban should reflect in what he has done and hopefully allow him to take a long hard look at himself. The attack on Ivanovich is assault and should be treated as such by the FA, look at the way they dealt with Cantona’s attack on the Crystal Palace suporter, that seemed harsh at the time and so should the punishment dealt to Suarez.

‘Till the next time……

Anarchy, Peace, Freedom, Equality

Big Girl Osborne’s Crocodile Tears

On Wednesday at That Bitch Thatcher’s Funeral Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne shed a few tears, well we have a saying up here in Scotland: “Stop greetin’ ya big Jessie”, which translated for anyone outside of Scotland would be “Stop crying you big girl”, reports were varied in whether his tears were real or not, and that it showed that it is OK for a man to cry in public and it’s a sign of a well rounded human being, well to cry at a funeral is perfectly OK if it’s one of your family, and again if your a man only when it is one of your direct family, and even then two or three tears are acceptable then it’s time to suck it up, grow a pair and get on with life. to shed a tear over that fucking evil bitch is NOT acceptable for anyone, case closed.

Man Up You Big Girl's Blouse

Man Up You Big Girl’s Blouse

Now Georgie boy, if anyone should be crying it’s us the great British public, over your laughable attempt at managing the countries finances, it’s like letting the school moron be in charge of the tuck shop, we are sick to death of your austerity measures that are quite simply not working, more people are becoming unemployed, more shops are closing, the high streets are becoming ghost towns, and more people are becoming poorer by the day, yet you allow 10 million quid be pissed up against the wall to cremate Thatcher, and before it’s mentioned by William Hague again about the £79 billion she secured for Britain through the European Parliament, well George it has cost us £1.2 trillion to bail out the banks since the crisis began, a slight discrepancy and I ain’t no accountant, so who the fuck has got rich from our tax pounds used to bail these fuckers out? eh come on George ‘fess up, when can we expect to get it back? and while we are at it, why is it that the only banks to make a profit in the current financial crisis are the ones who DIDN’T receive a bail out? why George, why, is it you are trying to get the shares in the bailed out banks down so low that some of your rich friends can swoop in and buy them up from us at a snip and then start the whole fucking sordid practice all over again, I would bet my fuckin’ mortgage on it. so don’t go squeezing out a few crocodile tears out over the most foul, evil, odious, hateful, greedy, spiteful and selfish fuckin’ humans to ever walk this Earth to seem a bit more normal and try and win us over, we know what you are, a smug rich cunt who doesn’t give a fuck for anyone other than themselves, or to give it the short title A TORY.

So as I said earlier, suck it up, grow a pair and get to fucking work getting our money back from the bastard bankers that have stolen our money, we’re sick and tired of tightening our belts over something we did not create, it was your rich friends let them pay for a change.

‘Till the next time……

Anarchy, Peace, Freedom, Equality

Can You Guess What It Is Yet?… That’s Right It’s A Pervert

So Rolf Harris is the latest celebrity to be arrested in conjunction with the Jimmy Saville sex abuse case. What the fuck is happening with all the celebrities I used to watch in the 1970’s, Freddie Starr, Jim Davidson, Gary Glitter, Dave Lee Travis and now Rolf looks like being added to the list.

Why do these celebrities think they can get away with it, well in Saville’s case he did more’s the pity, but questions need to be answered, if not why it was allowed to happen in the first place then why after numerous allegations was it not acted upon, the police now claim that all files relating to Saville’s case have been lost? lost, how the fuck do the police lose a file on a suspected Paedophile especially after the amount of claims that have been made now it’s incomprehensible, or were the people involved in the investigation paid to look the other way, look at the number of Heads of the BBC during Saville’s tenure who must have known, and some have admitted to some knowledge if not all, that these shady goings-on were happening, shame on them for not coming forward. It’s the moral duty for everyone to report child abuse, whether sexual or otherwise, we wonder why we have a “Broken Britain” here’s your answer, adults fucking everything up for the future. A child is an empty vessel waiting to be filled it is the job of the parents, guardians and family of that child to fill them with all the information, guidance and moral fibre to set them on their way at the start of their adult life, not and I repeat NOT as a plaything for them. Shame on anyone who keeps information of child abuse to themselves, this must be acted upon by any methods available, don’t keep quiet, for the kids sake say something.

It’s a saddening reflection on our society today when we constantly read in the papers or Internet and watch reports on TV on the constant flow of Child sex cases being brought to light, it makes me both sad and angry that nothing seems to be done about it to stop it, light jail sentences don’t seem to be doing it, adding the names to a sex offenders list, don’t make me laugh, getting added to a list won’t stop these sick fuckers. So what IS the answer? well prison has been proven not to work in the majority of cases, statistics show that most coming out of prison reoffend, Psychiatric help, maybe, let’s face it these are sick puppy’s that need to be fixed but they also need to want to be fixed, if it can be done, and that seems to be the crux of the matter what makes a person want to abuse a child and can that anomaly be repaired? and that my friends is one question that I doubt anyone can answer for sure.

I’m sure Operation Yewtree will continue to throw up further names of celebrities that can be linked to Saville, but let’s make one thing abundantly clear, when there is sufficient evidence against the person let’s make sure we write to our local MP’s Parliament, TV, Radio, Newspapers, post on the internet to ensure that these people are punished to the full extent of the law, if they get away with it it will continue to happen in the future just as it happened in the past.

‘Till the next time…..

Anarchy, Peace, Freedom, Equality

Taking The Fun Out Of Funeral

As many will know today saw us witness the complete and total waste of money, £10 million plus, we await the final figure, of Margaret Hilda “The Milk Snatcher” Thatcher, the scourge of the working class and destroyer of communities. I watched the whole proceedings hoping to see a mass protest of some sort at the least a few banners of derision, and hopefully to see the bitch burn at the end, what did we get? a watered down procession that always made sure we only saw her supporters and hear the guests gushing of what a great woman she was, I nearly choked on my own bile listening to all that bollocks. Did I expect anything less, no not really but we can dream, but I did expect to see more anti-thatcher coverage, but no such luck, There were the parties in Scotland though, some of the communities she destroyed decided to push the boat out and go for it.

Never Ever Forget!

Never Ever Forget!

But at least she has hopefully now been reduced to ashes and we will never see the likes of her again, but as long as there is a ruling class this will never happen, greed over need is the order of the day with governments and those in power, this must stop and we must regain some of our moral values back and make this a Country to be proud to live in without fear, prejudice and intimidation regardless of class creed or colour.

Now as ever, still hating, never forgiving, rot in hell.

‘Till the next time….

Anarchy, Peace, Freedom, Equality

 

 

34 Years Too Late

Available for public viewing today Thatcher’s death certificate, official…….

Good Reading

Good Reading

Pity it wasn’t 34 years ago we might be in a better state than today.

Still hating, never stopping.

Rot In Hell

‘Till the next time……

Anarchy, Peace, Freedom, Equality

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