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Skrufff Bites 1 & 2

Reported by Tristan Ingram on December 10, 2008

: Skrufff Bites (1)
Never Say Never: Don't Go Breaking My Heart: F**K Off!: Forest Fire: 
Violent Silence:

"It's not an exercise in nostalgia, the time just seems right. 
Everything just seemed to fall into place. I've played at the Big 
Chill before, I DJed there and had a really good time - it's an 
amazing festival." (Big Shot mag)

Phil Hartnoll confirms Orbital have reformed five years after retiring.


"He's hanging in one corner of a leather sofa his feet up. Looking 
very relaxed in a shiny black Adidas tracksuit, rose tinted glasses 
and some serious emerald like raw stones from each ear. Here, I think 
to myself is a man completely content living his own legend. It's the 
kind of presence that is utterly disarming and I find myself chatting 
with the man as if we were already friends." (blog)

Eclectic experimentalist Jamie Lidell admits he's having fun hanging 
out with Elton John, supporting the mega famous British pop star on 
his latest tour.


"We tend to notice when somebody is polite to us which suggests that 
polite communication is effective." (Daily Telegraph)

A spokesman from etiquette organization Debrett's endorses British 
government plans to approve adverts adding 'please' on alcohol warning 


"So far about six of our staff - three elves and three security - have 
been assaulted and all have been verbally abused. I would like to 
point out that 95 per cent of the people who come to Lapland New 
Forest are extremely happy with it." (The Sun)

Lapland New Forest chief Henry Mears brushes off violent attacks on 
his staff by disgruntled punters at the Xmas grotto.


The reason I think he is winning is one, the horrible violence. Of 
course it is shocking to everybody, and I know it's shocking to him as 
president of the country seeing his country suffer. But the fact of 
the matter is--and we have seen this in other cases--when you begin to 
destabilize these groups, unfortunately, violence is a part of it."

Us drug Czar John Waters suggests Mexico's horrific ultra-violence 
means they're winning the drug war. (

Jonty Skrufff (

: Skrufff Bites (2)
Inhuman League: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: Man To Man: Diabolic Liberty: 
Fishy Business

"The odd thing is that music often does really well when people 
haven't got any money. You've got nothing to lose. Sometimes it's bad 
for people when they're doing really well."

Human League star Phil Oakey attributes his astonish pop success in 
the 80s to being skint and scraping by 'living in vans'. (Liverpool 


"It was surreal. It was like, my other self came out and said, 'Look 
dude, you're kissing her'." (Chicago Sun-Times)

Abstinence teacher Claudaniel Fabien, 30, describes kissing his bride 
Melody La Luz, 28, for the first time on their wedding day, over 2 
years after they first met.


"In our culture that has downplayed good old-fashioned masculinity, 
growing a beard shows that you are not afraid of being a manly man. 
You can reclaim a too-often-lost aspect of manliness by growing a 
beard." (

Steve Wilson, author of urges man to grow beards.


"Police confronted rascals and thugs who appeared in public wearing 
satanic fashions and unsuitable clothing." (Daily Telegraph)

Mahmoud Rahmani, head of police in the northern city of Qaemshahr, 
speaks out after arresting 49 Iranian men and women for crimes 
including having spiky hair and wearing Western style clothes.


"Unless Somali pirates have stolen them its difficult to explain where 
they are. If anyone finds any washed up on a beach, please let us 
know.'' (Western Australia Today)

Santi Pintado, editor of Australian men's mag Ralph, issues a plea for 
help after their shipping company lost 130,000 inflatable breasts 
which they had planned to give away as a promotional offer.