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11 June 2015

Links

  1. The Early Days of a Better Nation

    Mainly for Régis Debray’s gloomy description of May 1968, written in 1979: “We had to imagine ourselves as Chinese, in order to become Californians.”

Tweets

  • philgyford’s avatar

    With Centre Point currently wrapped in scaffolding you might like these pics my mum took of its construction in 1965 flickr.com/search/?user_i…

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @ftrain @matlock Phew. I was about to apologise, but then that’s my English upbringing.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    So. Nerrrrr!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    …this week “is the first time the NME has run two subsequent covers of British female-led acts since December 1984” xrrf.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/what-p…

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I remember watching Glastonbury on TV, tweeting it was surprisingly balanced male/female. Some replied “yeah, music’s pretty balanced!” But…

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @russelldavies @antimega I’d probably go on holiday more (or just out more) if I subscribed to the Antimega Guides.

  • Liked tweets

  • davidallengreen’s avatar

    So: two prisoners in cell for one.

    Seems @MoJGovUK stats treated this as one prisoner in overcrowded conditions, not two.

    Remarkable.

  • matlock’s avatar

    The essay also confirms my belief that @ftrain and @philgyford are identical twins, separated at birth and raised on separate continents.