Arts & Media

  • The relief of the siege of Logres June 13, 2017 The relief of the siege of Logres pookshill-blog: The army of the robber knights besieged The fair city of Logres, defended By the magic of Brân, the raven god. The land was laid waste. Silence descended Disturbed only by the mutterings of scribes And the shrill cries of the besiegers, their odd Discordant trumpets, their empty promises. The besieged city waited, hoped, prepared For a sign, a champion, some portent of relief. At last the champion and relieving army came. Their banners and trumpets all proclaim: “For the many, not the few”. England’s rose, The sign of Logres, was blazoned on their shields And the knight of the raven god rode at their head, Bringing hope to the people of Logres, the fair city. Yvonne Aburrow, 11:14 am, 13-6-2017 Raven photo by Ken Billington, CC-BY-SA 3.0 Notes If you are ... Read More
  • Basic income for the arts  June 12, 2017 Much has been written about universal basic income (or UBI) in recent years. It’s an idea which dates back to the 1500s but is enjoying a reprise due to technological automation, and the threat ​ of ​job losses​ which may ensue. But basic income and automation get conflated too often. For me, automation may be the means to justify the end, but basic income is so much more than that. In short, the provision of a basic income means that the state pays every one of its citizens enough money to live off, every month. It is not designed to promote the idea of ​not ​ getting a job, but it is designed to ensure people live comfortably even if work is hard to ... Read More
  • Same Politics, Different Day (the History twins) // General Elections Winners (Red Raiph) June 10, 2017 Same Politics, Different Day You can follow The History Twins at @thehistorytwins and at the webpage thehistorytwins.wordpress.com THE GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS scotland England On the Street The winner is You can follow Red Raiph on twitter click here or at the website click here   Read More
  • The News After the General Election / Welcome Back To Brechin June 9, 2017 The News You can follow Victims of Comics on twitter click here or at there tumblr click here    Welcome Back To Brechin You can follow The History Twins at @thehistorytwins and at the webpage thehistorytwins.wordpress.com   Read More
  • Hot Stuff / Its A Stretch June 3, 2017 Hot Stuff It’s A Stretch You can follow The History Twins at @thehistorytwins and at the webpage thehistorytwins.wordpress.com Read More
  • What Was Done June 1, 2017 This is a film that i’m sure all will enjoy, it’s  funny and educational and it’s brought to you by the talented  Bonnie Prince Bob @nonideefixe creator of James Frances Murphy: Saviour of the Union. Others who are credited are Shaun Milne, Helen Bunker, Bob and Siri Rodnes are main contributors to it. It’s a satirical provocation. An attempt to peel back the historical layers of British propaganda and show, with plenty of humour and satirical nonsense, the reality of the ludicrous situation we find ourselves in. How did the British people let it come to this and could there possibly be another way? This film will make you smile but it will also awake your inner anger at how we ended up ... Read More
  • All we Are Saying… June 1, 2017 On this episode, introduced by Neil Scott,  we’ll have the late, great Ron Mackay talking utterly opposing war, Simone Charlesworth discussing fox hunting, Steve McAuliffe’s Spin Cycle, an election night broadcast, Em Dehaney performing Richard Wall’s poem Strong and Stable and Fuad Alakbarov will be speaking about the NHS. We’ll also have Red Raiph, reminding us to Get the Tories Oot, Teresa Durran will be talking about Making a Difference, and Chuck Hamilton will be telling us The Meaning of Life, Part 2. With music from Woodie Guthrie, Roy Møller, Kes’s Conscience, Atilla The Stockbroker, The Dolls, Thee Faction, Gladiators Are You Ready, and John Lennon YOU CAN LISTEN TO THIS WEEKS PODCAST BY JUST CLICKING HERE you can also listen Available FREE ... Read More
  • Point of View – Election Schadenfraude – Fox or Faux May 14, 2017 Point of View There are three ways to do things; the right way, the wrong way, and the Max Power Way. FT Election Schadenfraude Nigel Pompadour took a sick day after reading this story and refusing to report on it. FT Fox Or Faux? Gene and I started a project called “Ask Gene Hackman” years ago solving real problems for real people. We were inundated with letters to the point where a hiatus was in order; however, since this is such a heinous issue that needed to be addressed, I asked Gene to bring his remarkable powers of common sense to bear and settle it…..once and for all. Thank you, Gene. FT You can follow The History Twins at @thehistorytwins and at ... Read More
  • UnGagged — May’s Day Celebrations May 6, 2017 In this episode, Mark Little will be leading us in 20 seconds of hate, we’ll hear part one of The Meaning of Life according to Chuck Hamilton,  Teresa Durran will remind us that seven weeks is a long time in politics, Joe Solo talks about how optistic he is feeling in the run up to this electionRed Raiph reminds you that if you vote Tory, you’re a Tory, Artist Taxi Driver shares his poem on the zombification of Britain, Nick Durie discusses “nationalism” in the UK, and Victoria Pearson asks people to think carefully before throwing the vulnerable people under the Brexit bus. Neil Scott will be giving us a short reprieve from the election by talking about the red Elvis, Debra Torrance talks Scelection scelectrix and playground politics, Steve McAuliiffe gives ... Read More
  • It’s A Bullseye? May 6, 2017         Finally! A comic that includes two of my favorite things….Scottish independence and my newly discovered love for “Bullseye” Oh, any and all characters are used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. (Except for Lindsay) FT You can follow The History Twins at @thehistorytwins and at the webpage thehistorytwins.wordpress.com     Read More