Interview: Paul Morley

 According to his online profile for The Guardian – the English broadsheet for which he writes on a regular basis – Paul Morley is a “rock’n’roll journalist who is from London.” As they said with some frequency in the days before Google – surely shome mishtake? “A rock’n’roll journalist from London?” ponders 56-year-old Morley, very much … Read more Interview: Paul Morley

Interview: John Cooper Clarke

With a back-story that he will totally blank questions about, a bagful of lyric books and a rapid-fire delivery, Salford poet John Cooper Clarke has, against the odds, survived to tell many a tale. He’s a happy-go-lucky guy, he says, a bit grumpy on an occasional basis, but mostly just a thin man with a … Read more Interview: John Cooper Clarke

Book: A Light That Never Goes Out – The Enduring Saga of The Smiths

Thirty years following their formation, writes author Tony Fletcher, and twenty-five years since they split up, the legacy and the cultural significance of UK rock band, The Smiths, remains intact. It’s time, says the book cover blurb, their tale was told. So far, so self-referencing and myth making. And yet Fletcher isn’t too wide of … Read more Book: A Light That Never Goes Out – The Enduring Saga of The Smiths