: Skrufff Bites (1)
Never Say Never: Don't Go Breaking My Heart: F**K Off!: Forest Fire:
"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. (Forbes.com)
Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)
: Skrufff Bites (2)
Inhuman League: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: Man To Man: Diabolic Liberty:
"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
Steve Wilson, author of beards.org 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.