Chas & Dave - RIP Chas Hodges

RIP Chas Hodges (and Stan Lee)

November 25th, 2018

On 22nd September the world lost a musical legend; Chas Hodges of cockney duo Chas & Dave fame, sadly passed away. One of the all-time greats, Chas’ songwriting talents...

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Tower Hamlets Cemetery - by Tom Fogarty

Tower Hamlets Cemetery (with photos)

October 20th, 2018

I managed to tick another of the “Magnificent Seven” off my list this month. For anyone that doesn’t know, this is a list of famous Victorian cemeteries that were...

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Auschwitz - by Tom Fogarty

Scratching the Auschwitz Itch

August 12th, 2018

In July I visited Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps in Poland, which is something I have wanted to do for a long time. Why this morbid choice of tourist...

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Twitter Screenshot - by Tom Fogarty


September 8th, 2016

The 3rd of July this year marked the 45th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death. As controversial frontman of The Doors, Morrison was my first rock hero, and played no...

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Lemmy - RIP

RIP Lemmy (but Happy Birthday Tom Fog)

January 3rd, 2016

It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me – or anyone that has read this blog a handful of times – that I am not really...

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R.I.P Tom Fogarty

R.I.P Tom Fogarty

April 19th, 2014

Don’t worry, this isn’t one of those grim online suicide notes – I’m still alive and well (or as well as can be expected for someone in the grip...

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Sebastian Horsley - Skulls

Sebastian Horsley Exhibition – The Whoresley Show

August 21st, 2013

I went to see The Whoresley Show the other day – an exhibition dedicated to the late Sebastian Horsley – and very good it is too. It’s on at...

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The Tattoo Blues

November 17th, 2012

Dennis Avner aka The Stalking Cat killed himself last week. This was no ordinary human being; he had tried to transform himself into a tiger parody with the help...

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Happy Birthday GG Allin (and Michael Jackson)

August 30th, 2012

Yesterday (29th August) was my hero, GG Allin’s birthday. Well it would have been – had he still been alive. Despite being a massive fan, I only found this...

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RIP GG Allin: 29 August 1956 – 28 June 1993

June 27th, 2012

On this day 19 years ago, GG Allin died of a heroin overdose. Probably my favourite performer of all time, GG was a complete maniac, out of control both...

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GG Allin Funeral

January 28th, 2012

This week I’m heading up to Staffordshire for a family funeral on Monday. I’m not really looking forward to it and it’ll be odd to see my family after...

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I Love Primark

January 22nd, 2012

Had to go out clothes shopping yesterday, and I hate clothes shopping. That’s why I go around dressed like a complete tramp most of the time. I also hate...

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RIP Joana and The Wolf (and Auntie Lilly)

January 19th, 2012

Sad news this week. Last week my aunt died. She was called Lilly and she was 83. She lived in Birmingham or somewhere like that. Hadn’t seen her for...

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RIP Charles Napier and David Hess

October 22nd, 2011

Much has been said lately (though not by me) about the death of Apple CEO, Steve Jobs. And while it’s true that Apple were innovative, they were also bloody...

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RIP Ryan Dunn

July 4th, 2011

11th June 1977 – 20th June 2011 I haven’t had time to blog lately, but I just wanted to say a few words about Ryan Dunn who died in...

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Sebastian Horsley

September 19th, 2010

Being an up-to-date topical blog that covers breaking news and stuff, I thought I’d better comment on the passing of Sebastian Horsley. From back in June, ahem… Horsley was...

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