My favourite Soft Cell song (although a close run thing, a tie really with ‘Where The Heart Is’) and a shout out to Otto, keepin’ it real for the Soft Cell Massive (Attack) in Peru. Where will these dedications go next…?
The shame, the ignominy, the first Friday of the year, the first Friday of the new decade, the first day of the NEw Year…a Friday! and what happened? Nothing, absolutely fuck all. My addled brain overcome with the disorientating effect of holiday weeks where the days become mutable utterly failed to realise that New Years Day, January the First was also…a Friday, who knew?
What a terrible start to the year/decade, have I jinxed us all? I can only apologise in abject contrition and beg forgiveness with the hope that the Holiday spirit allows better late than never…
We know our governments are not ours, we know human and planetary needs are subordinated to capital’s, we know the assault on our freedoms and rights will not relent, this decade demands of us, each and everyone that we stand together and take control of our future-
‘we can beat them, forever and ever’
And there’s always The Waitresses
I have my doubts about the reasoning for the RATM for Xmas thing being as I love the song but this seems to trivialise it while simultaneously validating the Xmas Number One…but…. as they are giving their windfall income from the song selling to Shelter and promise a free gig if it makes it to No. 1, beating the X Factor drivel, it is worth a go (although surely a seasonal version with ‘Bah Humbug I won’t do what you tell me’ alternating with ‘Fuck You’ should be on the cards with jingle bells added, what?). Details at the Facebook page, cheapest place to buy that figures in charts is Tunetribe (no bulk purchases that will be ignored) at 49p or this arcane way of doing it for free. This is them this week doing a live performance for Radio 5-
Terry Hall (look his wiki page has a pic of him smiling, this is good as reports from those who have met him are that he is a lovely chap) & Dave Stewart’s project that produced (or overproduced, not sure about Stewart on this) a nice pop album and this great single, with a big expansive pop chorus, luverly.