Category Archives: music

White Christmas White Race

HOLIDAY INN was released in 1935 featuring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. The composer Irving Berlin wrote twelve songs for the movie about a nightclub in the country. WHITE CHRISTMAS was the hit song.THe record has sold millions, but Irving Berlin was troubled by the lyrics, because of his Jewish faith. I have always thought […]

POLE DANCING TO THE END by Peter Nolan Smith

Back in the day Pattayawasis a paradise for middle-aged western men with money. Food, accommodation, cheap beer and beautiful girls calling old men sexy. None of these seductive women were blind, yet the men forget about the truth of the mirrored reflection, for as Frederick Engels the co-writer of THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO said, “Money is […]

WALTZING MATILDA the Pogues

The Fleet in the Dardanelles. April 25, 1915. The British Empire versus The Ottoman Empire. Bloody disaster for Ireland. Only one Dubliner officer survived the landing and of the 1,012 Dubliners who landed, just 11 survived the Gallipoli campaign unscathed. And the rest of the Anzacs fared no better. Fucking the tea bag General Staff. […]

HALLOWEEN / Dead Kennedys

BORN TO LOSE

The last time I saw Johnny Thunders was in Paris. He was appearing at Gibus outside of Republique. It was 1985. We spoke about CBGBs, where he had been a star. I was a worshiper. His manager was a New York coke dealer of dubious German connections. I owed him $50. Johnny said, “Stiff him.” […]