Self Deprecation: High Art Of Self Discovery Missing From Political Debate

While thinking about this thing that’s been bugging me lately, I reached for Lenny Bruce. This thing is a question concerning the “P.C agenda” and a part of the surge of people saying whatever comes into their heads, without thinking twice, that’s not alright babe. Backed up by political celebrities. To those who like Boris, […]

Peter Sutcliffe For Tory Number 10 Spot?

“Boris Johnson pushed for UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia in the midst of a bombing campaign in Yemen blamed for the deaths of dozens of civilians, newly released emails show.”–Independent, June 12th, 2019.

I’LL REMEMBER APRIL – VINYL SELECTION

Steve The Fly is playing great music this week by Eddie Jefferson, Ella Fitzgerald, Kenny ‘Pancho’ Hagood, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, The Swingers, Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and Louis Armstrong. The John Sinclair Foundation Presents I’LL REMEMBER APRIL FLY BY NIGHT 313 Steve The Fly, Fly Agaric 23 […]

Word And Deed Thought And Policy Speech Act And Written Word

“Freedom is the name for the thing that is not freedom”–Herman Melville Missing in the dominant formulation is the difference between word and deed, thought and policy, between speech act and written word, what is outside or what is inside a chain of command, what is rendered powerless and illegitimate. What does it mean when […]

Poverty And Austerity: Some Drugs And Some People

Here we go again. The recent headlines in the UK, concerning drug use by some politicians is to me, a prime example of how ignorant, and strategically confusing the unholy alliance between party politics and party media can become.   First, stories about cocaine use by prominent Tory politicians, Michael Gove, the main story, followed by […]

Hope – A Slice Of Life

HI, This blog has been pretty formal and usually my posting of something readymade, or linked to some media or other. Here I’ll simply describe my day so far, and two events that gave me, and with luck will give you, some hope. (or extra courage of hopelessness, however you prefer?) Friday night I lost […]