Hall of Fame and Broadway
News - 17-10-2005
UK Music Hall of Fame, FBS/David Byrne
'Idlewild' album gets a release date
News - 17-10-2005
No news on 'Idlewild' film
More heavy dates
News - 17-10-2005
One-off 'Peristence' and more
News - 14-10-2005
New John Peel website launched
Cat Power's new album
News - 14-10-2005
She's 'The Greatest'
'Confessions On A Dance Floor'
News - 14-10-2005
"A Good time straight through and non-stop"
Eyeful of ‘Elegies’
Machine Head
Transcontinental experiMetal
The Mission regained
The Mission
In songs' honour
Mick Harvey
Full cyber jacket
Fear Factory
On The Outside
The All-Star Sessions
'The Best Of British £1 Notes' & 'XXY - XX Years 1985 - 2005'
John Lydon & The Young Gods
You Could Have It So Much Better
Franz Ferdinand
One Nation Underground
Ill Nino
Brixton Academy, London
Richard Hawley
The Scala, London
Æon Spoke
Kabbalah Centre, London
Hyde Park, London
Twickenham Stadium, Middlesex
Loose views

It’s ten days since London‘s ‘7/7 tragedy’ and the wound is still as wide open as a shark’s mouth before the fatal jaw-lock. It is not fear but a deep cut that no amount of suturing could ever close. It bleeds with uncertainty…

Religions have been a great cause of enormous torment through history, be it Alexander The Great, The Crusaders, A. Hitler or Saddam Hussein, and continues through today although it has had some more clandestine forms over time. Not anymore…

It has made Londoners feel - paranoia, vulnerability, insecurity as well as exposure to frequent alarms (false, thank God but you gotta check ‘em out!) that disrupt working, living, even loving. The resentment towards our dear PM is growing: millions demonstrated in Britain against supporting American invasion of Iraq but to no avail.

The new fear we live around is like a black hole that is constantly expending. There is a tension in your stomach, the bitterest taste in your mouth, some doomsday aura about due to not knowing who-where-when-why-how it is coming from… The suspicion grows on a tube carriage faster than in a Raymond Chandler’s pulp-fiction.

Without going into complete dystopia, the lame new world’s distinct feeling is Machbethian. Hollywood would make it like a melodrama despite it being a tragedy in several acts.

The maddening world with the bullshit of religion, misguided politicos and concrete terror without an apparent escape: we all pretend “We are United” and “It will NOT change our way of live!” but even the atheists have started praying! Fe/male, vive la vie!

Scott Sterling-Wilder