Posts tagged Manic Street Preachers


The USA … I completely detest it. It’s the most washed-up shithole I’ve ever been to in my whole life

– Nicky Wire (1992)

True Friends

You don’t make any true friends beyond the age of seventeen.

– James Dean Bradfield

Reduced To A Couple

Once you fall in love, or get a girlfriend pregnant, you’ve got no chance, you’ve got responsibilities. There’s no way you can ever do anything. Once you’re reduced to a couple, alone together between your four walls with your TV set, you’re cut off.

– Richey Edwards

It Should Be On TV

“I like the idea in “Archives of Pain” I took from Michael Foucault, when he advocates a return to nineteen-century values of execution and capital punishment. You know. It appeals to me, but you shouldn’t only bring back capital punishment. It should be compulsory that your body be kept, have oil poured over it and be torn apart with horses and chains. It should be on TV, and four- or five-year-olds should be made to watch it. It’s the only way. If you tell a child: “That’s wrong”, he doesn’t really learn. But if you show a body being ripped to shreds, after Blue Peter, he’s gonna know.”

– Richey Edwards

Oh how I was looking forward to a day off, but it was not be, having already taken a morning and an afternoon off to receive the Brice’s Laptop it was another day at the office for me. What made it even worse was that Gran Turismo: A Spec was released today, so I bought it (& Half-Life: Blue Shift) in the morning and had to wait until 4 to actually play them; knowing that on Saturday morning they, along with everything else I had in the house, would be gone.

Bought a book, Torture Garden by Octave Mirbeau. This, and the rest of Everything… will be my entertainment next week.

‘Cos You Are Scum

But say if I was in a pub and someone attacked me, and I knew I’d done nothing wrong, I would quite happily take a beating without doing anything, and feel really superior. I would never hit somebody back if they hit me. If I’d done something wrong then it’s different. But if I was minding my own business, I could easily take a kicking. I’d think “I don’t give a fuck ‘cos you are scum, you’re way down there and I’m above you ‘cos I can take it.” It’s a bit biblical, “turn the other cheek” and all that, but I like people like Gandhi. And when I see people getting picked on, when I see them vainly throw a punch back, half-heatedly, I think they’ve lost. Any chance they had has gone because they’ve lowered themselves.

– Richey Edwards

Started cleaning the house for when we move out next Saturday, fun fun fun.

I Should Get Out More

People tell me I should get out more, but the TV is my best friend / Cynicism is the only thing that keeps me sane

– Mr. Carbohydrate (Manic Street Preachers)

Two new guys in the office, makes a change from looking at Andrew’s ugly mug anyway;)

Still reading Everything (a book about Manic Street Preachers), still not past the half-way mark, but I hope to finish it this week (fat chance). Call me Mr. Carbohydrate.

Five Attempts

If you attempt suicide, make sure you do a good fucking job, don’t take five attempts

– Nicky Wire (Speaking about Princess Diana)

A BBQ, and a house full of strangers, oh what a day! Spent the day watching Nightmare on Elm Street 1 to 3, got very down in the evening and went for a walk just after midnight. It’s so nice being outside and not surrounded by people, listened Gold Against the Soul and headed back home.

I had avoided the shake-and-fake all weekend, but they got me when I returned, a mass gathering ambushed me on the way to my room … smile, “hi my name is …” (who cares), shake, walk. Not that I want to give the impression that I’m anti-social, I’m not – I just don’t like people.

When You’ve Got Nothing

When you’ve got nothing, you’ve got something pure that no one can take away. As soon as you’ve got something, some cunt’s gonna come and take it off you.

– James Dean Bradfield

Day off work today – feeling really ill, I think I’ve spent to much time in front of a computer screen this week. Did some cleaning around the house & went for a walk, felt a bit better after that. Haven’t been on the computer all day, definitely the first time I’ve been able to say that in a while.

The One About the Garden

Penyards are evil, totally they are the biggest bunch of scammers this side of the Atlantic. Do not ever rent a property from these people. We’ve just had gardeners round to do the front and back because Penyards were not happy with the state the gardens were in. The gardeners arrived at [...]

So Little Time

Finally finished listening to my mp3’d Radiohead collection at work – all 170+ tracks. So for a change of pace I chose something a little more cheery … Black Sabbath. Finished off a lot of loose ends during the day, which was nice. Gavin’s leaving this Friday, makes me realise how little time [...]
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