We must do something; This is something; Therefore, we must do this.
We now have a new version.
Someone is to blame; This is someone; Let's blame them.
It looks like Art.50 is going to be invoked next Wed 29 Mar. At that point Brexit is probably inevitable and irrevocable as it all kicks off and the process runs for at least the next two years. All kinds of other unpleasantness are likely to happen as side effects. Particularly around the other nations in the Union.
So it's probably pointless, but I recommend getting involved in the London march on Sat 25 Mar.
In the mean time here's a short history of the UK's involvement in the EU.
EU: We're joining together, we'd like you to be part of it (1950s)
UK: No thanks, we're fine on our own
UK: we'd like to join now (1960s)
UK: Please, we promise to be good members, we'll change our currency & start using the metric system.
EU: Oh, ok then
UK: Now we've joined we don't like some of the rules.......
And then ...
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I hoped the Labour party would choose internationalism over xenophobia.
"That sense of despair when you realize you're agreeing with Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, AND TONY BLAIR this year:"
Why did it have to be Tony Blair that called out Corbyn on Brexit? And of course, also, why did he have to say it now, just before the Stoke by-election instead of 3 months ago.
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Here's a good one.
So it's not "Which SciFi Novel are you living in?". It's, "Which fictional character from a novel has inserted itself into your thoughts".
The headliners are pretty good. Todd Terje, Booka Shade (live), Floating Points, Mano Le Tough, Omar-S. But there's also Mr G, Leon Vynehall, Helena Hauff, Young Marco, Henry Wu, Chaos In The CBD, Jayda G, Moxie, Willow.
13/14/15 July, Baldock, UK. Rep tickets still available here at £75+6
1961 Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again. I was a mean twister at 5. And won a prize for it.
1966 Hendrix - Hey Joe. Beatles - Revolver. The moment music changed and would never be the same again. Watching Top of the Pops with your mum and wondering what just happened.
1971 Hawkwind - In Search of Space. I had no idea what this was about but I remember the joss sticks and candles. Genesis - Nursery Cryme. Saw them live. At School. On the album launch tour.
1976 Frank Zappa - Zoot Allures. He stopped being silly for a moment, shut up and just played his guitar. Live at Hammersmith Odeon
1981 BowWowWow - See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy! Music was so decadent that year. But this and Adam and the Ants was a breath of fresh air.
1986 Big Audio Dynamite - No. 10, Upping St. Samples of old Clint Eastwood movies
1991 Massive Attack - Blue Lines. Soundtrack to the whole decade, pretty much.
1996 Underworld - Second Toughest in the Infants. Goa Trance was also happening but I kind of missed that. Mars! Needs! Women!
2001 Atmosphere - Lucy Ford. Blunted rap as a soundtrack to ExtremeSports skateboard videos.
2006 Burial - Burial. Pinch - Qawwali. The year that Dubstep surfaced into the mainstream.
2011 Holy Other - Touch.
much club/bass music. WitchHouse and TriangleCore was a diverting backwater. And then there was getting emotional to James Blake - Wilhelms Scream
2016 Aries - You Make Me Wanna. The exact moment when LoFi house jumped the shark. I 'kin love this shit. Is this a golden age or what?
5 Years - YouTube »
The soundtrack to my life in 5 year chunks starting in 1961 We've got five years, what a surprise Five years, stuck on my eyes We've got five years my brain ...
To my American friends. If the Madness of King Donald III gets too much and you feel you're being taxed without representation, you're very welcome to rejoin the colonies as we leave Europe.
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