We've got to face facts: we're living in a brave new world of free-flowing information, and age restrictions or movie-style ratings simply won't keep our children away from inappropriate materials. If anything, these hollow forms of censorship only delay serious parental conversations that are just plain inevitable.
One morning, confronted by an ankle the size of an angry pineapple, I walked myself to the doctors around the corner, taking almost an hour to cover the 500 yards. On arrival, I was rushed to hospital in an ambulance. So began the first of many, many long term stays in wards and treatment units.
Bands there were aplenty of all the metal genres you could throw a stick carved to look like a skull at. Admittedly, pre-arrival the line-up felt a little odd in places - mainly because you could read the logos of the headliners.
For those of you unfamiliar with the band Psapp, you might know them from their Grey's Anatomy theme song "Cosy In The Rocket" which kinda put them on the map of the mainstream (whether you knew it was Psapp or not).
With his hardcore background and hard-gigging work ethic, Turner is the antithesis of the blog-hyped indie darling and is amusing when rattled, "It was kind of irritating when some arsehole would announce rock music was dead but now it's particularly stupid."
Despite being yet one more Rolling Stones book in a sea of Rolling Stones books, 'Rollaresque' is definitely a one-off.
To jump to the conclusion that it's all down to market forces - that young people just don't want to go to clubs anymore - is ill-informed and misleading. Legendary London venues such as Turnmills, The Cross, Cable, The End and more all closed due to the effects of gentrification and the siren call of property developers - not lack of demand.
Even I was taken aback by Eminem's verse where he says the following little beauty; "Ain't no one safe from, non-believers there ain't none/I even make the bitches I rape cum." Yep. A grown man in 2015 said these words.
Though the nature of gigs themselves may encourage freedom in behaviour and nature - all together in one big, euphoric, often dark setting, crammed in tight and sweaty - it does not make it acceptable to grope, grab or act in any other threatening way towards a woman without her consent.
A combination of legal, licensing, costs and trading issues has resulted in the outcome that running a grassroots music venue in the UK is economically non-viable. We need to make it viable or we will lose it.
Dempagumi are an interesting bunch. Formed in 2008 after all suffering bullying at school, they sought solace in video games, comics and cosplay and were apparently so shy that when they first formed wouldn't even talk to each other...
Last night, in the trendy Drink, Shop, Do cafe in central London with Annie Lennox and women from the music industry, I found myself thinking that the activism I've been involved with for twenty years has too often been missing a key ingredient: fun...
I've known Clifford Joseph Price, aka Goldie, since the eighties, when one of my best friends used to date him. It was around the time that he was selling gold teeth in the UK and USA, and generally hustling hard.
Vic Godard was the frontman for the Subway Sect... Their music was worlds apart from the 'Chuck Berry chords' of the Pistols or the rock star swaggering of The Clash and they were soon to be the influence to many famous bands we know and love today: the Jesus and Mary Chain, Belle and Sebastian, Orange Juice & Edwyn Collins, The Pop Group; even Pete Doherty, I believe, is a fan.
Things are bad and they're not going to get any better. That's generally how you feel at fifteen. That was the year my mum moved a strange man into ...
The new legislation can be effective, but it needs to be coupled with improved relations and co-operation between industry and streaming companies. This - I believe - may be the key to stamping out online piracy once and for all.