All entries for August 2011
August 23, 2011
I will be DJing at Political: A Gender in London on Thursday 1st September.
"Join us for a night to remember as we celebrate gender-transgressive voices and the powerful people behind them. Cabaret, comedy, music, poetry – it’s all here, and every penny of profit goes to gender-diversity advocates Gendered Intelligence."
£7 entrance (£5 concessions/unwaged)
7pm - 2am at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
August 15, 2011
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets
Apocalyptica - Hope
Agalloch - Our Fortress is Burning, Part 1
The Gathering - Rescue Me
Porcupine Tree - Tinto Brass
Opeth - Coil
Tori Amos - Precious Things
Patti Smith - Gloria
N.F.D. - Light My Way
Dresden Dolls - Half Jack
Anthony & the Johnsons - For Today I Am a Boy
Coyote Grace - Ghost Boy
Fleetwood Mac - The Chain
Martyn Joseph - How Did We End Up Here?
Lou Reed - Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Hedwig & the Angry Inch - Wig in a Box
Bikini Kill - Anti-Pleasure Dissertation
Bitesize - Understudy
Tribe 8 - Femme Bitch Top
The Suffrajets - Car Crash Mayonnaise
Elastica - Stutter
Placebo - For What It's Worth
The Cliks - Not Your Boy
Half Man Half Biscuit - Joy Division Oven Gloves
Howling Bells - The Bell Hit
K.T. Tunstall - Other Side of the World
Radiohead - Exit Music (For a Film)
Muse - Unintended
Amanda Palmer - Do You Swear to Tell the Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth So Help Your Black Ass
David Bowie - Changes
The Who - I'm A Boy
T-Rex - Solid Gold Easy Action
Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes - I Wanna Know
Scissor Sisters - She's My Man
Garbage - Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)
Florence + the Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - Everyone Knows
Editors - Papillon
New Order - Blue Monday
Curve - Chinese Burn
How To Destroy Angels - Parasite
Nirvana - Negative Creep
L7 - Fuel My Fire
August 11, 2011
I will be DJing once again for the Queer'ists art project - this time in Coventry. It's an awesome exhibition and all are welcome so please do come along!
The Glass Box Gallery
6pm to 9pm
August 09, 2011
I've been following the news quite heavily since the weekend and obsessively since last night as riots break out across England. I have many friends in London and Birmingham and am concerned for their safety. I'm a shamelessly political individual and have strong views on the way our country is run, but regardless of blame (and I'm very much inclined to blame certain authorities and social institutions for this mess as well as the morons running around setting fires to people's home) the whole sitution is just plain disturbing.
August 04, 2011
New figures released by the National Union of Students indicate that over one third of women students who identify as lesbian, bisexual and/or trans (LBT) are the victims of a sexual assault.
Postgraduate researcher Tami Peterson conducted the new analysis using figures from a 2010 questionnaire distributed by the NUS Women’s Campaign. The “Hidden Marks” survey involved 2,058 women students, 18% of whom described themselves as lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, or otherwise non-straight/non-cis.
August 01, 2011
When the current coalition came to power, we were promised a “liberal” government by David Cameron as well as Nick Clegg. The Liberal Democrats and Tory “left” seemed to be offering an almost classical liberal approach entailing individual autonomy in the realms of public, private and economic life.
This philosophy is being used to defend the privatisation of public services, massive public sector cuts and the scrapping of regulations originally designed to protect workers and service users alike. Still, at least this is a government prepared back individual freedoms and roll back the authoritarianism of the Labour years…right…?