Amy Winehouse is unquestionably talented, if she wasn't she wouldn't get the attention she does. Amy Winehouse leads a self destructive lifestyle, if she didn't the papers wouldn't be interested. Her father in law suggests that fans should stop buying her records, and the music industry should stop giving her awards, this it is suggested would force people to intervene and save her from certain death. I don't think that there is much of an argument there and anyway isn't it the case that what makes many artists so great is that they are driven by their demons?
of course there could always be an award for the best behaved music act. This could be given to Girls Aloud on the grounds that Cheryl hasn't beaten up any bog cleaners lately.
Thursday, 6 September 2007
Tuesday, 4 September 2007
The death at 43 years old has been announced of the remarkable Jane Tomlinson, some six years after the original prognosis suggested. In spite of her illness she did things I wouldn't even consider doing in full health. What a contrast to the numbties purportedly running the country.
Well, just as the British Army retreats from Basra, not before time as I have said before, who should be putting in an appearance but our old chum Wobbly-Jaw McBroonski with some fresh guff about a new kind of politics. Er a new er kind er of politics, that is, I know perfectly well that McBroonski favours a one-party kind of politics, just like his old Soviet heroes. The truth of the matter is that the only kind of politics old clunking mouth is really interested in is the kind where he tells you what to do, and you do it. Not for nothing did he become Britains first self appointed Prime Minister, ( the Granita premiership perhaps? ), but as he guffs there is refreshing news this very morning that the country is not as bloody daft as I was beginning to think, as the latest opinion polls suggest a much narrower gap than before, 0-3 points, so no "snap" election then and no ratification for comrade no 1. NEWSFLASH !!! McBroonski just said he thinks he's like Margaret Thatcher, maybe they'll be carting him off to the funny farm before long. Is this the beginning of the Brown Splat?
Sunday, 2 September 2007
Nelson Mandela is a fine statesman and held in the highest regard throughout the world. A statue of Mr Mandela is a fine addition to any self respecting city. Is it not a pity however that at 89 years old the great man can't be left in peace to enjoy his remaining years? Must he be dragged half-way across the world so that posturing, avaricious, lying, thieving, murdering con-men can try and gain some kudos from sharing a stage with him?
Clearly the governments doomed attempts to deport Learco Chindamo to Italy are yet another publicity stunt. Shame on the Tories and the press for dancing to the governments tune. I am not an apologist for a convicted murderer, but the government must have known that European laws they had assimmilated would make it impossible. Furthermore what would be the point of deporting him to a country he does not know and has no ties to. Chindamo may be an Italian national but he was bred in Britain and he is our problem not Italies. It's not madness, it's common sense, nor is it a matter of human rights. The government is not duty-bound to release Chindamo, it is shameful that they have cynically mis-used and manipulated not only Chindamo but also Mrs Lawrence and her family. SHAME ON YOU MR STRAW, YOU ARE NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE!