Saturday, 24 October 2009


Lookey here! I'm finally writing a post that hasn't got a MySpace link in. I thought I'd talk about pastimes today, not for any particular reason, just because I thought it would be - I don't know - interesting? Well probably not. Because I'm writing it, but hopefully it'll either keep you reading my blog or turn you away. Whatever the case, thanks for the page view. Much appreciated.

I like reading, listening to music and shopping. The last one will make me sound like a ravishing homosexual but you'd be shocked to know that I have a very odd strain of DNA in me that means that I like shopping. I would comment on the other two but everyone likes reading and listening to music...well apart from people who live nor- no I'm not going to make a joke about northerners. But anyway, every teenager who has a MySpace or Bookface will say that they like reading and listening to music. This is a good thing.

First of all it shows that the two truest art forms in life are still popular (although I wouldn't describe the music made by Lady(?) Gaga and McFly to be art forms rather than art farces) in this day and age. And it shows that maybe there is hope for humanity, especially with pastimes like car-maintenance and stabbing becoming popular.

Now I think about it, is shopping a pastime? Well yes. It's something you do for enjoyment. Sorry I'm heading away from the topic faster than [insert comical simile here].

What saddens me though is that people are ridiculed for reading. And people are called 'geeks' for saying they liked reading a book. As an example, I was in school reading Sun Tzu's Art Of War on my laptop, when someone walks past, laughs, and says "Wow. That is the single most boring thing I have ever seen". To which I simply told the person where to stick it and returned to my reading.

Why is it that people who wish to further their knowledge of 'stuff' are ridiculed while those who stand in murky streets selling drugs to children and stabbing people are hailed by their friends. Gaining credibility for wrong-doing.

Well done Britain. This is what we've been reduced to. The greatest empire in the world to a culture of drugs and violence. It's like renaissance Italy, only without a New World Order threatening power.

Oh wait.

Peace x

Friday, 23 October 2009

Once again, sorry!

I'm sorry readers. Even though I haven't posted it's gone from 800 to 850 so thank you all. I am in the process of writing something big but here's another great new artist that I'm sure you'll love!

Peace x

Thursday, 22 October 2009

I promise I'll do something lengthy soon!

Hello readers old and new.
I'm really busy sorting music stuff out right now, keep finding rough edges in recordings that just won't iron out. So in the meantime I bring to you some new music from an artist who brings shivers down your spines and warmth in your hearts.
Please listen, please check out his MySpace.

Peace x

Monday, 12 October 2009

In This Light and on This Evening

Up until September, music was awful. With the radio's clogged with crappy girl bands and crappy boy bands, I was at the end of my teather. So much so that I started listening to Joy Division and doing that epilepsy dance that Ian Curtis did. Then suddenly, on October 1st, music had a spurt. It's like that moment where you wake up to find you've grown a few height.

So here we have a prime example of a fantastic new album from the brilliant Editors. So without going through their history and using a theasuarus to impress you readers, I thought I'd just be blunt:

Every song on there is a hit.
Buy it.
Love it.


Wednesday, 7 October 2009


Towards the end of last year, millions of Americans waddled into their polling booths (I get one stereotype comment per blog, that was it) and scribbled a tick next to the name of their saviour, Barack Obama. The buzzword of 2009 has been 'CHANGE' and that was what Barack promised. "All troops serving in Iraq would be removed and the economy would be fixed by the end of 2009" he said (sorta).

Well it's been a year and we are the end(ish) of 2009. So has Barack followed through on his promise of change? Is Iraq now a prosperous MEDC? Is America finally out of their economic lapse?


Well if he hasn't followed up those promises then he MUST have done something to earn that Nobel Peace Prize, the prize that's gone to amazing people like: Ghandi, Mother Theresa, etc?


Hmmm. Well he's followed through on his idea of 'Change!' hasn't he?


Well there we go!

Nope. Barack has definitely changed America, he's changed the world as well. But I wouldn't say it's been for the better. Homelessness and unemployment quotas throughout America have risen and the recession is still in full swing. All Obama's done is throw money at the banks and expect miracles to happen. Well a miracle didn't happen, and unless he brings in a new agenda then the price of your Spaghetti Hoops will stay at £1.30 for the next few years.

So Iraq. He must have pulled some troops out?

Well yeah, he did. He pulled quite a few out in fact. But then he put a lot more in their place. It's like 'Nam all over again. America have gone into Iraq thinking they can stomp all over their land and steal their oil only to find that - oh - there's a few people who don't like that. And now we're fighting a war with more and more people dying every day for no reason. Hmm.

I agree that it's very inspirational what Barack has done and that children across america should see that it doesn't matter what colour you are or where you're from, everyone's equal. But I don't think he deserves a Nobel PEACE Prize.

Now a question for YOU. The reader. You've seen my opinion. What's yours?
Contact me on Twitter. @Steveturner93

Cheers, Steve.