Category Archives: Arts

Business as Usual

My spiderbomb.com domain has been down for the best part of six days, while it was being transferred from an American registrar to a European one. This blog is by far the most visited site under the spiderbomb.com domain, having … Continue reading

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Walls Come Tumbling Down

For the record, as someone familiar with Warsaw (Poland) in the Soviet days, this pop video made in the 1980s is quite remarkable. Perhaps the most striking thing is that people in the West are now just as enslaved as … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know Where To Start…

There’s so much going on in politics at the moment that I don’t know where to start. So, let’s go to that old refuge: the past. A documentary about Top Of The Pops during 1982. Thatcher was in power, with … Continue reading

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Locks and Keys

Quite by chance, today I came across a band called ‘Locks’ and their just released latest single, which is called Skin. Locks consist of L.Geary-Griffin (lead vocal / guitar), Mike Byrne (double bass), Marian McClenagan (fiddle) and Andy Marvell on … Continue reading

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One Chord Wonders

Today UK Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his autumn 2017 budget speech. My reaction..? a song from back in the days when things were still real: this track is called One Chord Wonders, released in 1977, and the band are ‘The … Continue reading

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Ichiko Hashimoto – Beauty

I’m not going to go down the rabbit hole again in this post, because more often than not you find yourself having to scrape some incredibly unpleasant stuff off your shoes; so instead some more music: this is the opening … Continue reading

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White Light/White Heat

It’s Friday the 13th and the world gets crazier by the day. So, lets have some music, in the shape of the Velvet Underground’s second album, ‘White Light/White Heat’, which was released in 1968. ‘White Light/White Heat’ is not an … Continue reading

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Rocket Man and the Shooting Star

In my previous post, which was about the petrodollar and likely collapse of the American Empire, I gave the opinion that Trump & Co are mad enough to actually start a war with China. One day after I made that … Continue reading

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Rosetta Tharpe was born on a cotton plantation in Arkansas in 1915. Both of Tharpe’s parents were musicians and her mother was also an evangelist and preacher for the Church of God in Christ. By the age of six, Tharpe … Continue reading

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Memories of Princess Diana and the Royals

I’m a Londoner born and bred (I was born in the Old Kent Road in 1964). The house I lived in was 6 miles from central London. I worked as a self-employed draughtsman (technical drawings, used as the basis for … Continue reading

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I Married A Monster From Outer Space

I came across this short clip on the internet today. It’s the performance poet John Cooper Clarke explaining in an interview why he doesn’t have a computer… John Cooper Clarke is now knocking 70 years old and still performs regularly. … Continue reading

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I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times

The political scene is so completely mad at the moment (and we are at a greater risk of major war than at any time during my life), and the populations of the western nations are so propagandised, that I can’t … Continue reading

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Get A Grip On Yourself, The Stranglers

As usual I find myself having to update old posts, because a lot of YouTube vids don’t stay up for long. In this instance a post I made way back in 2011, about the Stranglers (who were an Anglo-French band). … Continue reading

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C’est la fête de la Bastille!

Since I’m in the middle of a rather boozy Bastille Day I thought I might as well post some French music on this blog. French pop music is widely perceived to be crap. In light of this, when my neighbour … Continue reading

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Shine On You Crazy Diamonds

As always these days I don’t know where to begin; it’s now all so fecking mad where can you start with it? I know, the obvious conclusion of neo-conservatism is fascism. Benito Mussolini once said: “The definition of fascism is … Continue reading

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