This Week, Andrew Neil's often unmissable overview of the last seven days in Westminster, featured a bizarre denouement on
"The music industry is more about sucking dick [than the fashion industry]." Kate Nash is having a bit of a Kanye moment. Her statement is one that many people may dispute.
I feel empowered by being a female musician. I would encourage other girls to get into the music industry because if you can ignore all the negative things it can be really empowering and really fun.
The gig showed me that this is more than just being about a record, or music, one album, one song, one thing. It's like a movement, and it's about community and friendship, loyalty and empowerment. It's not about exclusivity. It's not about celebrity, or fame. It's not about measuring success by the size of your wallet, or amount of Twitter followers you have...
I've never been involved nor had a friend involved with a hate crime before. I didn't know what to expect or how that would feel. I've read stories in the news. I've read about 'The Sophie Lancaster Foundation' online. In fact, I first heard of it because of my friend Mika. On 13 July, Mika went out with one of his best friends - a girl who dresses alternatively and has a lot of tattoos. They were in a chicken shop in Soho when a couple of guys took a disliking to her alternative look. They threatened to stab her because of the way she was dressed, Mika stood in and was beaten so badly, he now has a fracture in his face.
There are a lot of emotions spread across the tracks from friendships gone bad, love and loss - a lot for listeners to connect to. I consider the record my mission statement on what it means to be a girl, and all of my strong, controversial opinions are laced throughout.
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The evening was planned as a retrospective of the album that changed everything for British music. Never Mind The B******* sprang angrily into life in 1977, an original musical work that openly criticised a culturally cobwebbed United Kingdom. But the organisers do not get politeness this evening. Instead they get cat calls and verbal threats.
Activists involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement are working with a record label set up to support the movement to launch a high profile community outreach project. The School of Roccupy is a collaboration between Occupation Records and Occupy activists that aims to creatively engage high school students with the processes and idealism of Occupy Wall Street.
Madonna has urged officials in Russia to release imprisoned members of punk band Pussy Riot from prison, branding their two