Tag Archives: Happy Mondays

Bez Done Broke

According to the NME, The Happy Mondays sideman has declared bankruptcy for the SECOND TIME. First of all, who would lend money to Bez at all? I mean, the dude dances and shakes maracas for a living. Second, who would lend money to Bez after he’d decalred bankruptcy? Third, what the fuck happened to Shaun … Continue reading Bez Done Broke

Fun with Forkast, Round VI

Another round of mp3s featured on Forkast recently… • Happy Mondays – “Jelly Bean” [fr0k] • Arthur & Yu – “Come to View (A Song for Neil Young)” from In Camera; due June 19 on Hardly Art [fr0k] • The New Pornographers – “My Rights Versus Yours” from Challengers, due August 21 on Matador [fr0k] … Continue reading Fun with Forkast, Round VI

Not Trying To Break Anyone’s Heart

The film 24 Hour Party People embodies the punk spirit it documents. But before I go into director Michael Winterbottom’s freewheeling, go-for-broke filmmaking style, I just want to say the movie’s kind of got old-fart appeal, being about the beginnings of British punk and the Manchester bands (Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays) who succeeded … Continue reading Not Trying To Break Anyone’s Heart