This Week – Bill Drummond Has Disappeared


"Did you know that there's a setting on the Korg MS20 that only Aphex Twin knows how to use?" Vince Clarke explains

"There are people in this room who are informed and who care about this election, who recognize that this is a defining time for America," he said. "We have on one side a president who wants to transform America into a European-style nation, and you have on other hand someone like myself that wants to turn around America and keep America American with the principals that made us the greatest nation on Earth. And I will do that with your help." Did Romney adopt KKK slogan: "Keep America American"? "Why you should become a klansman: of interest to white, protestant, native born Americans who want to keep America American." Jesus!!

Maria Miller on the taking on the new Culture Secretary post "inherits a department responsible for the disparate activities of sports, arts, and media," And will have to take on issues ranging from the Olympic legacy, the final report of the Leveson inquiry and a restive arts sector contending with public-spending cuts." Very handy for Jeremy 
 isn't it?? Apparently two words that share a vowel are prone to a speech error… Anyway, back to the Jeremey… quick get him out of there before he does more damage. See what he can do with the Health Service eh?
"He will be in a difficult and demanding job. And I ask that he be left to get on with his duties and allowed to focus on delivering support to the coalition troops on the ground." 
Royal Navy Captain Jock Gordon says… what a hero Harry is.

What's the coolest drug

We Are Writing the Epilogue to the World We Knew

You know that piece I was banging on about in the Big Issue about the future of the main banks? Oh you didn't read last week… oh well here's the link now n' all… Bank Future 

Been enjoying the Paralympics… some more than others….


So Bloc talk finally

How to eat a watermelon… quite amazing.

Japanese Beer losing its fizz… putting a frozen head on draught beers

Not too much of a departure but have you checked live stream from The XX. Was chatting to someone today and they're definitely the new Morcheeba for the digital age… everyone's got a copy of the first album on their binary coffee tables if you like…

FACT's most overlooked Hip Hop albums of the 90s


I need some sun… I need to be outside. I need to not be at this screen… any…. more. xx

Lead photo by Alex Ellison