Remember the Sting tune “Alien in New York”? Well, being of American nature, I think we should have a exchange program of politicians serving terms abroad! It might help broaden the horizons of so many shite politicians and give them some appreciation for why things are the way they are. The New York Times this morning tries to solve the riddle of how the world doesn’t like “the best example of freedom and democracy worldwide”. Hmmm. Makes you wonder doesn’t it.
I have been listening to Radio 5 Live quite a bit over the past couple of weeks. It truly is the best news, chat and sports station in the whole UK. My favourite program is called Up All Night and provides some features along with guests from all over the world to debate current UK and world events. Highly informative and worth a listen if you have the chance. Scotland would not seem to be a hot bed of music, but let me tell you the Scnots have some excellent venues and bands. Try listening in to Beat 106 on Sunday evenings from 7 till midnight; there is so much indie and good stuff in them there highlands it’s ridiculous. Manchester and London have nothing on this country. I imagine it’s Scotlands wide availability of drugs and drink that fuel the attempted rockstar lifestyles, but hey, the music is fantastic so no complaints.
One word for a great new band from New York – LONGWAVE – these guys are f*ing awesome. Think all the things that made alternative music right all rolled up into one cool band. Just so you know they are good – Longwave was formed in the suburbs north of NYC.