Dave Parsons of Sham 69: The Gonzo Today Interview

November 4, 2015 Saira Viola 0

by Saira Viola illustration by Bronwen Griffiths Gonzo Today salutes one of the founding fathers of Punk nobility: Dave Parsons — proudly anti establishment and a global icon of rebellion — the original co-lyricist with Jim Pursey and guitarist for Sham 69. Dave sheds light on his gritty way to […]

Dead Spot for Cells

November 2, 2015 Saira Viola 0

“I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind” Edgar Allan Poe By Saira Viola She had hungry city eyes — hold you, squeeze you. then fuck you over ‘till you die eyes. Harry had seen those kind of eyes before many times. He pulled into the lay […]

Red Marble

November 2, 2015 Saira Viola 0

‘ By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. (Macbeth, 4.1)’ by Saira Viola Selwyn was a simple man. He liked simple things: the colour blue, beer, beef steaks and chopping people up. He was short with a squat rot complexion pitted with scars and bad memories. Selwyn had sand-coloured hair and […]

CRACK APPLE & POP: Chapters 10, 11, & 12

October 21, 2015 Saira Viola 0

 by Saira Viola art by Unitas Chapter 10 (read chapters 1-9) What a bastard awakening! No safety of the radio today because the fuse had gone. The familiar sounds of urban beats: Hip-hop tunes denouncing war and rough justice were not there to distract her racing mind. She had to […]

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Music Review: “London Calling” – The Clash

October 21, 2015 Saira Viola 0

by Saira Viola Joe Strummer was imbued with the soul of a poet, the prophetic vision of a Wiseman, and the knuckle fisted passion of a rock genius. This remains one of the key albums of their creative ladder. Booming social polemic immersed with storming guitars and the lyrical delicacy […]