Category Archives: SLF

It’s That Time Of Year Again

The first week of February is by so as has been the custom these past four years, this sad middle aged man’s mind turns to the serious issue of whether to get involved in the nostalgia fest that is known … Continue reading

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Keeping It Peel, Number 6

Stiff Little Fingers have always been my favourite punk band, I will still play Inflammable Material and Nobody’s Heroes on a regular basis. I still find the rawness of the first album quite exhilarating and tracks such as Barbed Wire … Continue reading

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L is away up north for a hen weekend. A weekend which I’m told will be full of fun and adventure, knowing quite a few of the girlies that are going what that really means is eating far too much, … Continue reading

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2 Days To Go

Well 2 days to go until JC and I force the dubious pleasure of our combined record collections on the unsuspecting patrons of The Flying Duck . I have to admit that I’m a little apprehensive about the whole thing … Continue reading

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Where Do Kids Spend Their Pocket Money These Days?

I was just thinking yesterday, as I walked past the empty and rather dilapidated former Woolies, that I missed my Saturday visit with M and the tantrums that entailed when I refused to buy him the largest toy he could … Continue reading

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Doesn’t Make It Alright

My mate has once again talked me into going to SLF’s annual St Patrick’s Night pilgrimage to the Glasgow Barrowlands. The excuse he used this time was that it may be the last one and how would I feel if … Continue reading

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Back To Belfast

I’m off to Belfast for a couple of days with work. So not a great deal going on here again this week. Stiff Little Fingers – Doesn’t Make It Alright

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My love of Stiff Little Fingers goes back to 1979, when I bought the single Alternative Ulster from a stall at Wishaw market. I bought it as much for the cover, showing a boy shouting as he hung over a … Continue reading

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A Break In Transmission

There will be no opinionated rubbish spouted from me for the next few days as I’m off across the water with work for one of my frequent visits to Belfast. Normal service will resume on Friday. Until then the finest … Continue reading

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