Lux Interior 1946-2009

The wider world may not be recording February 4th 2009 as ‘the other day the music died’, but it lost a true original with the sad death of Lux Interior.  As a performer, innovator, macabre showman and fetishist extraordinaire, the man who was born Erick Lee Purkhiser taught us that ridicule really is nothing to […]

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Miley’s Not A Racist Either

No, apparently she’s just gurning, like she always does.  It may look like a scene from Mind Your Language  but Miley Cyrus says of her beautiful party photo: “I was simply making a goofy face.  When did that become newsworthy?”  Maybe she thinks we’re all 12.   And I suppose now her achy, breaky dad’s going to claim […]

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Thatchers’ Sitcom Just Gets Sillier

It had to happen, really; her mother is one of the most despised politicians in British history, her father was a much-lampooned, anti-socialist businessman  and her brother is a former rally driver, senza sense of direction, who was involved in an alleged coup plot in Equatorial Guinea.  It was only a matter of time before Carol was making controversial […]

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Bloke From Out-In Tallaght Now Outa Liverpoo-el

Oh dear.  Robbie Keane’s great, romantic footballing story-arc, his epic journey between the twin tracksuit capitals of the world, has all gone wrong.  His boyhood dream, to wear Liverpoo-el’s appalling array of away jerseys and training gear professionally, was realised but, alas, only fleetingly.  He now has to return to what his former Scouse colleagues call “that London”, with […]

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