Just a heads up/plug to say that the first pressing of the new Blu-Ray from Arrow Films of this is released on 11th March, 2019 with a booklet featuring a new critical essay of the film written by yours truly.
Big Gold Dream is a meticulous exploration of the post-punk scene in Scotland. And what a time it was. In Edinburgh, Bob Last and Hilary Morrison had the indie label Fast Product, whilst in Glasgow, Alan Horne had founded the rival indie Postcards Records with it's memorable slogan, 'The Sound of Young Scotland'.
Between them, these labels and their creators were responsible for signing, nurturing and managing bands like Fire Engines, The Mekons, Orange Juice, The Dead Kennedys, Josef K,…
Hulmerist may contain videos shot on locations as diverse as Southend-on-Sea, Fairmount, Indiana and Death Valley.
It may feature London actors like Carry On legend Joan Sims and Kathy Burke.
It may even namecheck those godfathers of 60s London, the Kray twins.
But believe me, as the title suggests, this is all still as northern as killing your kid brother's kestrel.
St Helens Disability Advice and Welfare Network, St Helens Jobcentre, Ashton-In-Makerfield Jobcentre, Huyton Jobcentre, Apex Charitable Trust, Shaw Trust St Helens, Starting Point St Helens.
Just some of the places I've worked at that involve helping people into work, getting people 'job ready' or dealing with people's benefit claims.
Jobseekers allowance, Incapacity benefit, Employment and Support allowance, Carers allowance.
Just some of the benefits I've claimed since (and between) those jobs.
I've ran jobclubs, CV making courses and jobmatch programmes,…
It's quite ironic that Elizabeth Moss understands High-Rise enough to take a role in it, yet fails to see the comparison with the 'faith' she belongs to; Scientology. Think about it, the fantastical vision of one prejudiced, difficult man that capitalises on the ambitions, aspirations and elitist yearnings of the public who immerse themselves so deeply into his dream that they fail to see how much the rot has set in. Genuinely, think about it, because she clearly didn't.