La Lucha – The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights In Mexico

The Story Of Lucha Castro and Human Rights in Mexico Jon Sack Published by Front Line Defenders verso books www.versobooks.com Human Rights is such a well worn phrase. Like political correctness (what's so wrong with being correct?) it is used in countless different ways but really it boils down to humans having basic rights, freedom … Continue reading La Lucha – The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights In Mexico

Roy Keane – The Second Half

roy keane The Second Half with Roddy Doyle This is NOT an autobiography, don't confuse it with one. It's not a Roddy Doyle book, don't confuse it with one. It is a series of anecdotes told by Roy Keane to Roddy Doyle about his life that he didn't really get to put into his first … Continue reading Roy Keane – The Second Half

The Village Against the world by Dan Hancox

Village against the world Dan Hancox Verso Back when I first started to listen to music, I mean really started to listen to music, the bands that made it my ears were very idealistic. 'Meat Is Murder', the Smiths Exclaimed! Elvis Costello sang about Olivers Army prior to that and even OMD were singing anti … Continue reading The Village Against the world by Dan Hancox

Having A Laugh & Having A Say – trevhagl aoutobiography

Having a Laugh & Having A Say not another Bloody Punk Rock Autobiography Trev Hagl self published Savage Amusement Publication So this is the ultimate in DIY. Self written (no ghosts writing this), self published and self distributed. Of course this is not a record from a band, or a fanzine of which trev has … Continue reading Having A Laugh & Having A Say – trevhagl aoutobiography

Dead Kennedys – fresh fruit for Rotting Vegetables – the early years

Dead Kennedys Fresh fruit for rotting vegetables By Alex Ogg PM Press SKU: 9781604864892 This is not a book about the Dead Kennedys career. It is more a tale of how they got together, recorded and released one of the iconic punk rock albums. The story of such a now fractured band requires a lot … Continue reading Dead Kennedys – fresh fruit for Rotting Vegetables – the early years

Colum McCann – TransAtlantic

Colum McCann TransAtlantic Bloomsbury Press If there's one thing that our history should teach us is that we shouldn't forget our history. This is a decade for centenaries in Ireland, The Lockout was remembered last year. Battling is now taking place over who will be Lord Mayor in our cities when the 1916 Rising is … Continue reading Colum McCann – TransAtlantic

Pawmarks on my poems – Pat Ingoldsby

Pawmarks on my poems Pat Ingoldsby Willow Publications 3 Vernon Court Clontarf Dublin 3 Hanging In Sometimes the effects of polio bury me in a pit of exhaustion every ounce of me is crushed and so I sleep and sleep And somehow, wondrously, inside the heavy laden lump, a little peom begins to stir and … Continue reading Pawmarks on my poems – Pat Ingoldsby

Clandestino – In Search of Manu Chao

"You cannot change the world but everyone can change their neighburhood" Clandestino In Search of Manu Chao Peter Culshaw Serpents Tail publishers I've always been stubborn. It's a trait I recognise when talking to my stubborn Father. For Example I used to really like the Cardiacs, I went to see them twice and their anarchic … Continue reading Clandestino – In Search of Manu Chao

The 2 tone era

Horace Panter Ska'd for life Panmacmillan books Pauline Black Black By Design Serpentstail publishing 2 books from 2 people in 2 different bands during the same era, both autobiographies. Horace's one has been on my shelf for a while now but after picking up Pauline Blacks autobiography I thought I would do them both justice … Continue reading The 2 tone era

What In the World is going on?

What In The World political travels in Africa, Asia and the Americas Peadar King Liffey Press When I was a kid I loved fairytales. I had pictures in my mind of good winning out over evil and happy endings being the real story of life. Of course as age took over it became one of … Continue reading What In the World is going on?