2008 has been a strange year, and one I’ll generally be glad to see the back of. I guess in global terms it’ll be defined as the year of Obama and the year those gung-ho laissez-faire capitalists decided that actually state intervention is actually a jolly good idea after all. They think it only fair that whilst profits are privatised, losses really should be socialised. Suddenly the shrill bleating about the mythical “nanny state” or” letting the market decide" from dullards who subscribe to the Daily Mail’s paranoid right wing hysteria has been inexplicably silenced. 2008 has seen the biggest government intervention and nationalisation in recent economic history, purely for the benefit of the rich and the well connected..... However musically there have been some great moments so without further ado here are The VPME 2008 Awards.........
Illustration Mister Lion Thanks for your support in 2008. Too many to mention but Mark the tall man, Paul T and Ad, Laura, Ollie, Neal, Chris, Elz, Fran , Nicole, Julia, Simon, Rob Dobbs, Neil at Planting Seeds, Jim And Julie Reid, Saint Rachael, John Moore, Dave (pronounced Siadwell ), Emma, Miki, Emma, Phil, Kerry, ... Continue Reading →
Renowned social commentator, style guru and the VPME's "Common Sense Tsar," Oliver Gordon Dogwood, joins us for a seasonal exclusive and airs his views on, amongst other things, the world wide Harry Webb.... Settle Down.........you might learn something..... Dogwoods Christmas message..... "There’s a time and a place for Cliff Richard apparently – not in my... Continue Reading →
STOP COWELL SIGN UP HERE Tis that special time of the year when everything is a glitter, fairy lights twinkle and hearts are full of festive joy, yes it sounds just like any other day in Browns Britain, a place where dreams really do come true….. However one of the many musical Christmas traditions ,... Continue Reading →
Well with Christmas almost upon us the new releases have been "patchy" at best. Our team look into the open fire of pop and attempt to discover if there are any musical chestnuts worth roasting, or otherwise... THE PANEL Dogwood (presenter of Cheambeat Communication Musical Memories) Modern music gives Dogwood a pain in the... Continue Reading →
"A Title Sparks Would Have Used" By Spencer McGarry Season "To The Liars Take Me" By By Spencer McGarry Season When it comes to action "Episode 1" certainly doesn’t disappoint, however in terms of coherent narrative, the experience is a huge let down. The maxim “less is more” is not something that seems to have... Continue Reading →
"The Thrill Of Thirty Seconds" By Skint & Demoralised Fancy a conspiracy theory? There are some folk who subscribe to the view that musical venture “The Streets” is a huge post modern prank and that the project is in fact fronted by a rather well to do young thespian called Raphe Dupree. Total nonsense? Or... Continue Reading →