Sunday, 30 May 2010

Carole King - It's Too Late

Hoolies: True Stories Of Britian's Biggest Street Battles

Hoolies: True Stories Of Britian's Biggest Street Battles
by Garry Bushell

These warring youth factions inspired copycat cultures around the globe. This in-depth book cuts through the myths that Fleet Street built up around the cults.

It tells the truth about the young, angry Britain of the 1970s that inspired a kaleidoscope of chaos which continues to this day with copycat scenes everywhere from Argentina to China and Japan.

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Sunday, 23 May 2010

Britain basks in the hottest day of the year so far

What a sizzler! Britain basks in the hottest day of the year so far

Central and southern parts of Britain enjoyed the hottest day of the year so far as the weekend heatwave continued.

Britain sizzled in temperatures higher than some Mediterranean hotspots today as sun worshippers made the most of the balmy weather.

Seaside resorts across the south and west of Britain were packed with visitors and in many city parks people stretched out to soak up the sun.

Afternoon temperatures in Manchester reached 26.7C and a late high of 27.7C, at one point edging ahead of Majorca on 26.5C and well above the May average of 16C.

The mercury in many areas of England and Wales climbed into the mid-20s, comfortably exceeding some of the Greek islands and Turkey's beach resorts.

Devon recorded a high of 25.9C, Blackpool 24C, central London 24.1C and Cardiff 24C. In contrast, Bodrum in Turkey, Athens and Crete only managed temperatures of 21C.

Paul Watters, the AA's head of public affairs, said the firm dealt with 7,500 breakdowns by 4pm, with approximately 400 calls coming in per hour - exceeding the expected 7,000 figure for 24 hours.

The hot weather is the result of an area of high pressure moving up from the south, bringing with it warm air and strong sunshine.

Disappointingly for many, the sunny conditions were not expected to last into next week and over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Tomorrow it is forecast to be cooler in the north, with chilly weather and showers developing across much of the UK on Tuesday.

The Bank Holiday is not expected to be as warm as this week. It is likely to be unsettled with the risk of a few showers.

Sales of ice cream and sausages soared as shoppers dusted off the BBQs to enjoy the sunny weekend weather.

Tesco said it sold more than one million litres of ice cream during Saturday and was expecting to sell approximately 13 million sausages over the two days.

The supermarket giant added over the course of this weekend it expected to shift 5.5 million burgers, 250,000 tonnes of chicken breast, 500,000 kebabs, 30 million bottles of beer, 3 million bottles of wine, 500,000 disposable BBQs and 20,000 regular BBQs.

Tesco spokesman Jonathan Church said: "Apart from the odd few sunny days we haven't had that many BBQ opportunities so far this year which is why we've been seeing rising demand in stores across the UK over the last few days.

"There was a rush for ice cream, salad and sausages yesterday along with other BBQ foods


Monday, 17 May 2010

The Gin Blossoms (Playlist)

Til I Hear It From You
Hey Jealousy
Found Out About You
Follow You Down
As Long As It Matters
Until I Fall Away
Day Job
Allison Road
Until I Fall Away
Pieces Of The Night
Lost Horizons
Mrs.Rita (Demo)

John Walters RIP

Sunday, 16 May 2010

The Jam

Noel Gallagher - To Be Someone

The Gonads - (What's The Story) England's Glory

The Gonads - Punk Rock Will Never Die

4 Skins - Yesterdays Heroes

Cock Sparrer - Riot Squad

Anti-Pasti - Two Years Too Late

Discharge - But After The Gig

Jah Thomas - Come Nurse

Dennis Brown & Big Youth - Money In My Pocket

Desmond Dekker - Problems

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Crass - Bloody Revolution

Crass - If There Was No Government / Berkertex Bribe

Crass - Big A Little a

Throbbing Gristle - Hamburger Lady

Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come

Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop (Ska version)

Lee Perry & The Upsetters - A Live Injection

The Oppressed - Skinhead Girl (Live)

The Exploited - Fuck The USA

Discharge - Never Again

Anti Pasti - No Government

Alternative TV - Life

Alternative TV - Love Lies Limp

The Wasps - Can't Wait Til 78 / Street Kids - Sick Things / The Outsiders - One To Infinity

The Adicts - Viva La Revolution / Joker In The Pack

Friday, 14 May 2010

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