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Author Archives: DB Fishman

DB Fishman is an Edinburgh-born poet and culture junkie in England, working in academic publishing and liking some Messiaen with their Megadeth. Fan of what Reginald D. Hunter termed ‘what-the-fuck movies’. Abstract expressionism, drag queens and everything louder than everything else. DB Fishman has no one to blame but themself.

It’s Mr. DiFranco To You.

One phrase that always infuriates me is ‘I wish I’d been around in [insert past decade here]. That’s when the music was great.’ There’s great music now! And far more avenues to find it easily than there’s ever been before! ...

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The Social Conscience of Motörhead

Lemmy Kilmister. Rock and roll icon. Former roadie for Jimi Hendrix. Leader, frontman and only remaining original member of Motörhead. The thunderous sturm und drang of Lemmy’s Rickenbacker has led the band through almost forty years of performance. He has ...

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Manifest Destiny: Danny Dyer and Eastenders

The formula for Eastenders’ greatness is simple. In some scenes, there is crying. In others, shouting. On rare occasions – Christmas Day episodes, for example – there’s both. The heightened melodrama oscillates between peaks of fury and sorrow. There are ...

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In Praise of Glass Boy

Who is Glass Boy? What is Glass Boy? Why is Glass Boy? The Boy of Glass himself is elliptical. Release titles have included This Isn’t Me and There Is No Artist. A few details are available though: Justin Charles Lambert ...

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Warren Zevon: In Memoriam

‘And if California slides into the ocean Like the mystics and statistics say it will I predict this motel will be standing Until I’ve paid my bill’ – ‘Desperados Under The Eaves’ (1976) At the time of his death, ten ...

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The Dylan-Cooper Parallel

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Alice Cooper’s career path has traced the same trajectory as Bob Dylan’s. Behold! Escape Bob Dylan ’62 Robert Zimmerman lit out from Duluth, Minnesota for New York City, to meet his idol Woody ...

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Top 5: Scottish Rappers

Ye think I’m kiddin’ ye? ‘Life’s really pissing me off, to the point/where I might bomb a microdot joint and wear a Celtic top/running through an orange walk in Drummoyne/so I can make an honest point about how life at ...

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Fight Like Apes: A Love Affair

‘If any of you knock over that speaker and kill my bass player, I’ll fuckin’ kill ye. I’m not joking.’ Say hello to your new favourite band. It’s a little after midnight in Brighton’s Pavilion Tavern – a quiet, slightly dim ...

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