Pick of the Political Pops: Robbie Robertson “Breaking The Rules”

We are all good at Americana-UK Towers. The weather has been nice, none of the writers have (recently) slaughtered each other during the night in our communal dormitory and we discovered that our favourite chi-chi little delicatessen is resuming doorstep delivery of our go-to late-night snack of jalapeno flavoured houmous (with a special offer of a free sun-dried tomato side dish drenched in toad urine and tossed in a bag of hand sanitiser). For a very reasonable twenty quid extra Stefanatiti, the Ukrainian-Columbian delivery driver, will even wear full PPE when he drops it off. Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Robbie Robertson “Breaking The Rules””

Pick of the Political Pops: Ryan Adams “Political Scientist”

Americana-UK Towers is situated, as you know, in The People’s Republic of Liverpudlia and we thought it might be nice for you folks to know how we have handled the present travails and what we are doing to win the war against this pesky bug. Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Ryan Adams “Political Scientist””

Pick of the Political Pops: Bob Seger “I Ain’t Got No Money”

What is a ‘thing’ worth? Any ‘thing’? Say a loaf of bread. A loaf of bread in one local shop is, say, one pound. The same brand loaf of bread in the other local shop is ninety pence. Which one do you buy? Suppose in a third shop (there are lots of local shops round here) that a different brand of bread is fifty pence. What do you do? Go for ‘value’ of go for brand loyalty? Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Bob Seger “I Ain’t Got No Money””

Pick of the Political Pops: Paul Weller “Ohio”

Choosing a subject for this weeks piece was tricky – should we go with Karl Marx’s 202nd birthday or the 41st anniversary of Thatcher’s first election win or the 75th anniversary of the defeat of fascism in Europe? Spoilt for choice. In the end we decided to go with this: Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Paul Weller “Ohio””

Pick of the Political Pops: Elvis Costello “Night Rally”

This week sees the 75th anniversary of the fall of Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and, since nobody likes a fascist dictator, we thought that we would nod to it here. Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Elvis Costello “Night Rally””

Pick of the Political Pops: Chuck Prophet “You Did”

Well we are relatively OK here at AUK Towers thanks for asking. Obviously we can lock the door to The Bunker and in any case the extra security that we flew in from Romania are doing sterling work in keeping the hoi-poloi from the grounds. The bar is still fully stocked because our suppliers are deemed too unimportant to protect their staff and furlough them. And we are keeping to a strict regime which is important for our mental health at this time of lockdown. One thing we make sure to do is to honour the daily ritual of “Kissing The Editor’s Ring” which we all enjoy because it gives us a sense of importance and is a reminder that we need to keep our priorities in order despite the lack of social distancing. Also it is in the AUK Constitution and we must honour the Constitution above all else including, like, y’know, common fucking sense. Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Chuck Prophet “You Did””

Pick of the Political Pops: Bob Dylan “Ballad Of a Thin Man”

Whilst we were all (understandably) looking the other way an extraordinary political scandal has emerged. Now it makes little difference as to what your personal political affiliations or beliefs are this thing is an absolute shocker. It all stems from a leaked report: Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Bob Dylan “Ballad Of a Thin Man””

Pick of the Political Pops: Richard Thompson “Keep Your Distance”

Well here we (still) are. Here’s hoping that you are keeping well, dear reader, and that you are finding things to keep you occupied if you happen to be self-isolating, social distancing, furloughed or simply keeping the rest of the mad bastards from your door. Of course you might be a key worker and hence busier than you have ever been – a medical worker or emergency services personnel or possibly one of those people who nobody previously realised was a key worker. Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Richard Thompson “Keep Your Distance””

Pick of the Political Pops: Larry Sparks “The Testing Time”

Err… well. This is some bollocks happening right here, right now huh? We truly hope you and yours are ok, that you’re managing OK, hopefully making sense of stuff and staying as safe as you can. Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Larry Sparks “The Testing Time””

Pick of the Political Pops: “Coronavirus Explained”

Obviously this is no time for levity so we are suspending our usual nark-fest of political tirades and piss-taking. Instead we have found this video which is one of the clearest and simplest explanations we have seen thus far (and unlike some seems legitimate). Stay safe. [Editor’s note: The video is from the always excellent ‘Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell’ series but do watch it until the end or you’ll give yourself nightmares]