Category Archives: America

Good vibrations…mea culpa…

…or Catch 22 for dummies. When the Beach Boys brought out the surfers’ sound in the sixties our MP3 player was the humble transistor radio, then the ultimate in portable music technology. Growing up in Cardiff the beach was not … Continue reading

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Pax Americana…Good Morning Vietnam!…

…The first war to intrude into my living room was Vietnam. My generation grew up in the Cold War. The movies we watched were about the Nazis. Hitler, Auschwitz, Dunkirk,and Steve McQueen escaping from a prisoner of war camp were … Continue reading

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Dallas, Texas, 22 November, 1963…

…It was two days after my mother’s birthday and we were having supper when the BBC interuppted a TV programme to announce that John F. Kennedy had been shot. It was the end of my fragile age of political innocence … Continue reading

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Legacy Tour 2007 Video…fuck, fuck, fuck!…

…No, Tony’s not been having a go at the Welsh again. It’s not very often that this blog links to the Sun but as well as page three babes today they have exclusive video footage of British soldier Lance Corporal … Continue reading

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Stuff happens…

…after all “Freedom’s untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things.” and “Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.” and “I believe what I said yesterday. I don’t … Continue reading

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America says enough is enough to Bush…

…as the Democrats win control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 12 years. After one of the most sleazy, dirty and expensive campaigns ever the American people have given the thumbs down to the war in … Continue reading

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