Dawn of the Dead today (quite good), Shaun of the Dead tomorrow or Sunday and probably looking like the dead with my hangover tomorrow.
Where Roger Fenton could be called the first war photographer, William Howard Russel is claimed to be the first war correspondent. He also went off to the Crimea, but didn’t see the need to sugar coat the war and his angry reports and letters contribute to major changes in the prosecution of the conflict and the downfall of the government.
Actually, what I’m going to admit is probably a greater sin than dissing the King. I hated The Smiths. Specifically, I hated Morrissey’s miserable moaning vocals and self importance. (I was at sixth form during the height of their fame and I admit that part of it was a reaction against the wankers who were Smiths fans). Their songs have always sounded better when covered or mixed to remove the quiffed ones voice.
Having alienated masses of people, there’s an interview with Morrissey in the Guardian.
Tabloid journalists are scum, we all know that. It’s interesting to see one of their stories from the other side and have the amount of fabrication and lying that goes into an exclusive revealed. (Registration required)