I’m sure that we are all horrified by the latest in a long line of massacres within schools within the USA.
I also find it incredulous the level of vitriol, whenever anyone suggests that the US gun control should be reviewed.
Today is BBC Radio 6 Music’s 5th ‘Wear your old band t-shirt to work day’ and I’m sure that many of you dear readers will be bearing clothing emblazoned with the names of your favourite groups.
Last year I wore a touching little number from Stourbridge’s very own starlets ‘Pop Will Eat Itself’, which dated back to the early 1980’s.
Well here in down town Birmingham it is raining cats and dogs, a bit chilly on the exposed parts of the anatomy, and the Autumn leaves are gathering en-masse like decaying small failed X factor participants pleading for sanctuary in my pleasantly warm abode.
So, assuming these are the good and bad in society, who would I let in to warm their chilled bones and feed with a banquet of buttered toast… and who would I leave to freeze?
We review Gary O’Dea’s COSMIC SOULS’ new album ‘Looking Forward By Thinking Back‘.
A reworking of some of Gary O’Dea’s vast back catalogue of material, new arrangements lovingly re-moulded and re-worked, utilising a contemporary assembly of minstrels to re-envisage these songs…
‘Socks and Chocs for the Homeless‘ is an initiative started by Ian Northcott, and supported by his work colleagues, to provide homeless people in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton with a few basic home comforts at Christmas.
Last year they donated over 1800 pairs of socks and 2000 pieces of chocolate in addition to 150 sleeping bags.
So we move into 1970/1971 for the latest batch of football stickers. This picture album was enticingly named “The Wonderful World of Soccer Stars Gala Collection 1970/1971”. This not only included stickers for the 1st Division players but also the star players in the 2nd Division, the European Cup Finalists and the Star Players of Mexico 70.
Another trek into my dimensionally transindental attic and I find a box of old American super hero comics, mainly Superman comics, mainly from the 70′s, inside a dust covered black bin liner.
These are the scans of the covers of these comics – Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj – eat your hearts out!!!
Eventually, the staff of ‘Hand in Glove’ return from their business sojourn in New York and Las Vegas, evacuating before the big storm Frankenstorm hits the Eastern cost, like rats deserting a sinking ship. We return to resurrect the limp and failing body of this organ which has been deprived of sustenance for several weeks now.
So with the days getting shorter, wetter and colder we proudy present this weeks good guys and bad guys.
It’s just not good enough!!! Hand in Glove has been sunning themselves in the South of Spain and this website has not been updated as often as it should have been … and with a business trip to the USA later this week normal service will not be resumed till the end of October. I know you will miss us…
… but I could not miss out the opportunity of ridiculing my favourite ignoramus, Garth Crooks.
So what's going on in Frank's life...
The Smiths, Reggae, Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Mariachi El Bronx, The Death Set, The Small Faces ...
Joseph Heller, Douglas Coupland, Thomas Hardy, Brett Easton Ellis, Charles Dickens
District 9, Eraserhead, Amelie, Fight Club, It's a Wonderful Life, Groundhog Day, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Trainspotting, A Hard Days Night, Blade Runner, Django Unchained, Mean Streets, Cloverfield, Cabaret, If..., Chocolat, Alfie, A Very Long Engagement, Lost in Translation, Napolean Dynamite. No Country for Old Men...
The Big Bang Theory, Dexter, Spooks, Being Human, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Twin Peaks...
Ready Brek, Jelly Tots, Curley Wurleys, Farley's Rusks, Nachos, Indian, Mexican...
Peace, Sleep, Laurel and Hardy, West Bromwich Albion, King Size Beds, Glastonbury, Sunshine, Slippery Nipples, Rain, Playing Guitar...
War, Confrontation, The Premier League, Graham Norton, Simon Cowell, Celebrity Culture, Garth Crooks, Tony Blair (war Criminal), David Cameron...
Current events, the injustices in this world, the inhumanity of people to other people, why the colour of grass is green, why fat bottomed women always block the narrow corridors of life...
I was once knocked over by a bus...and survived!
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