Alternatives To Valium

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The first time I see George Melly, at an exhibition of new paintings by Lucian Freud, he is dressed casual: suede cowboy hat, dark jacket, sponge-soled trainers and a black eye-patch, the result of a detached retina. “This,” he declares of the ex...

 The early reviews of Howard Jacobson’s Kalooki Nights have focused on the anger. There is a lot of it. There is anger about the Holocaust, about casual anti-Semitism, and the refusal of English Jews to make a fuss. But actually, anger doesn’t...

 The early reviews of Howard Jacobson’s Kalooki Nights have focused on the anger. There is a lot of it. There is anger about the Holocaust, about casual anti-Semitism, and the refusal of English Jews to make a fuss. But actually, anger doesn’t...

ForeverOriginally uploaded by Herschell HersheyI lost my innocence three years ago, at an evening game between West Ham and Crewe Alexandria. Oddly, for such a prime fixture, my good friend Denis had a spare ticket. But there was an ominous gleam in...

The Edinburgh Playhouse holds a number of significant memories. As well as a giant concert venue, it used to be a cinema. I saw the Sex Pistols’ film, The Great Rock and Roll Swindle, there. I saw the Russian Elvis. Tom Waits, his armchair, his sta...

My book, Alternatives To Valium: How Punk Rock Saved A Shy Boy's Life is out now, published by Polygon. Click on the links to buy directly from the publisher, or order it online or from your local bookshop. The Scotsman review said: "The early y...







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