Monthly Archives: October 2013

Far From Home – Frank Hewetson

Frank is from London, United Kingdom. He is a father of two. Frank has worked for Greenpeace in the UK and Australia since 1989. His commitment to environmental activism is tireless, and he has taken part in many Greenpeace campaigns over the years. He is a respectfully determined and intelligent man. Frank is a loving […]

Free Frank Hewetson and the Arctic 30

Last month my friend Frank Hewetson was arrested for hooliganism by Russian authorities. 27 other Greenpeace activists and two photographers were also incarcerated for taking part in a protest against Arctic oil exploration. Initially they were charged with piracy. Hooliganism is the same charge levied against the punk band PUSSY RIOT. They got seven years. […]

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE – Lou Reed – Movie


In 1975 RCA demanded an LP from Lou Reed and the ex-Velvet Underground frontman gave Clive Davis METAL MACHINE MUSIC. “I don’t see a single in this.” Clive Davis I doubt he listened to it all, but supposedly only the sound engineer accomplished that stygian feat. Rolling Stone’s review said METAL MACHINE MUSIC sounded like […]

Lou Reed 71 RIP

I never saw the Velvet Underground or heard Lou Reed live. Those gaps were added to missing Woodstock or opting to see Sha-Na-Na instead of David Bowie in 1971, but one spring night in 1970 I was lying on the sofa with my high school sweetheart. Kyla’s mother was out with her Portugese boyfriend and […]