Buildings On Fire

Listen here: http://soundcloud.com/buildings_on_fire

Jimmy Corrigan -Countdown Daze

Jimmy Corrigan is the moniker of Reading based singer songwriter Catherine Brooks. The above song is one of the tracks off her final e.p under the Jimmy Corrigan name. She’s got a beautiful voice and she can play a mean finger style guitar reminiscent of Stephanie Dosen and Warpaint :)

This always happens when the left leaves a massive gap, which it has done for the last 10 years. It doesn’t represent the people that it should. Labour’s become a think tank that prevaricates over all this shitty boring policy. They’ve cut ties with the trade unions, have a fixation with legacies, and so on. When a vacuum like that is created, it’s usually filled by the right wing - any kind of right wing; it doesn’t have to be severe. I put a lot of blame on the left for letting it happen. They abandoned a swathe of the population and didn’t consider the implications. And when you feel abandoned, it turns you into a nastier person. There are a lot of people in this country who feel let down right now.

—Nicky Wire from the Manic Street Preachers

He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

—Edmund Burke

The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days.

—Clement Attlee

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.

—Isaac Asimov (via observando)

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with one hundred percent mortality.

—R.D. Laing