I freaking LOVE this track. Ellie Goulding has outdone herself with this cover of The Weeknd’s ‘High for This’. It was so good I sent out and bought The Weekend’s album and was sorely disappointed. Ellie > Lana right now. For real.
As only he can, John Fugelsang puts to death the myth surrounding Margaret Thatcher displayed by the right wing of politics. She was a horrible person whose policies negatively impacted generations of people in the UK. But, did you know how many UK bands and musicians Margaret Thatcher inspired? The Clash, Elvis Costello, Morrissey, Roger Waters, Billy Bragg, The English Beat, Sinead O’Connor…does that make it better? Probably not, but anytime John Fugelsang gets to tear the credibility off a conservative politician like Thatcher, I’m thrilled. Good work mate!
After going through a couple of months of feeling a little lost I decided to give up a few things again and do a bit of a life cleanse. One of the motivations for this was a great article called 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy but mostly a bunch of stuff has come to a head and I need a breather.
Things I’m Giving Up…
Nothing good ever comes of this. It’s ruined relationships, taken up time, landed me in at least 1 (what should have been fatal) car accident and generally been expensive with little to no reward.
Aside from the fact that 20 innocent children and many of their teachers are dead, a couple of things are really really bothering me about last Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
The following is one of the first blog posts I ever published, way back in early 2008 on Orble.com. Very surprisingly, I’ve received a stack of email about this recently so I thought it should probably be re-published here.
Please excuse the prose, if I was writing it now I might have been a little more eloquent. Perhaps this deserves a Youtube video-blog in the future, we’ll see what the reaction is over the next few days.
One of the things that’s really frustrating about watching social politics in the US is that people repeatedly draw completely irrelevant comparisons between situations in order to advance their own agenda.
That shouldn’t come as any surprise, since winning the argument is the primary goal of any person engaged in a debate. What’s troubling, is the distortion of reality to suit that argument and the fear mongering that goes along with it.
Apparently there are good ways and bad ways to consume information. If you’re sitting down to watch the first US Presidential Debate tonight, you’ll likely have noticed the huge media build up. To get the most out of tonight’s discussion, I highly recommend you follow a few of these steps avoid falling into watching the media coverage rather than watching the debate.
New York – The U.S. Robin Hood Tax Campaign today applauded the introduction in Congress of a bill that would impose a tax on Wall Street speculation. Introduced by Rep. Keith Ellison, HR 6411, the Inclusive Prosperity Act, would raise up to $350 billion in annual revenues that would be used to breathe new life into Main Street communities across America, as well as international health, sustainable prosperity and environmental programs.