The guitar pulsed out a regular rhythm all on its own, that phased and gelled with itself as he turned the dial on the tremolo. “W a w a w a w a w a w a w a wow W a w a w a w a w a w,” it said, turning time into atomic uncertainty and mystical probability. I moved my plectrum around between my thumb and index finger and went for the most inconspicuous E I could ding on the fretboard. Nothing too low and nothing too high. I was going to be faffing around sliding between octaves and running around the neck, so I started as I meant to go on … and on … and on. … [Read more...] about Spacemen 3: ‘A monkey could play one note. But could a stoned monkey?’
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Like all her sisters, Kylie, 22, makes money from the family reality show, modelling gigs, and endorsements. However this is dwarfed by her makeup company, which started out as a single batch of 15,000 $29 lip kits which she self-funded and sold online to her Instagram followers in 2015. … [Read more...] about Kylie Jenner is not a billionaire! Forbes claims the ‘self-made’ makeup mogul, 22, ‘spun a web of lies about company figures and FORGED tax returns to reach mega-money milestone’ (But at least Kanye will be pleased)
But I deal in realities not ideals — and the notion that an elderly woman living alone in a small bungalow (with two faraway sons who’ve said they’re not interested) is going to have the knowledge and energy to embark on such a lengthy and tedious process . . . well, it’s just not going to fly. … [Read more...] about BEL MOONEY: Can I stop my nasty wife ruling every part of my life?
Tevez unlicensed – Manchester United, 2009 Footballers love to splash the cash on fancy cars, though sometimes they apparently forget the basics needed to enjoy such luxuries. Police pulled over Carlos Tevez on the M60 near Stretford in February suspecting his white Bentley Continental GT Speed's windows may have been too dark. "They were tested at the roadside and found to be too dark, so a prohibition notice was issued to the driver," said a spokesman for Greater Manchester police. "When asked to provide his documentation, however, it was discovered that the driver did not have a full UK driving licence and was advised to arrange removal of the car. As he could not arrange this, the car was removed under Section 165 of Road Traffic Act 1988." The £140,000 car was duly impounded while an investigation into the 25-year-old Argentine's lack of a licence was launched. What made matters worse was that Tevez's team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo, had been pulled up and fined for having … [Read more...] about Gluttony – part five
Asprilla leaves his mark – Newcastle United, 1996-1998 We all know what makes a proper party. Music. Fine wines. Good company. A few bowls of crisps. And, of course, someone firing a gun at a wall. During his sojourn at Newcastle United during the mid-1990s the Colombian striker Faustino Asprilla rented a house at Woolsington, near the city's airport. When the owners reclaimed it they were amazed to find bullet marks in walls and to hear neighbours mentioning hearing something sounding suspiciously like gunfire during a party held by Asprilla prior to his departure. The striker has form in this department, having narrowly escaped prison after firing an illegal gun outside a disco in Colombia as a young player. … [Read more...] about Gluttony – part one