Gun violence 

In 1996 a man walked into a primary school in , Scotland, and shot dead 16 five-year-old children and their teacher, using two handguns.

In 1997, in response, the UK essentially made handguns completely illegal for civilians to own.

In the 25 years since that legislation, there have been precisely zero school shootings in the UK.

Are you listening, America?

I've probably left it too late to get The Boy a Sex Pistols God Save the Queen T-shirt to wear to nursery for the jubilee. Ah well. Next time.

Absolutely gutted to hear this. Cathal wasn't just a hugely talented musician and a lovely man, he was also a personal friend although we sadly lost touch over the last 6 or 7 years.

I really can't say more than Tim Burgess (The Charlatans) tweeted: "His brilliant songs remain. Play them loud and remember him."

Sláinte, big guy.

theguardian.com/music/2022/may

And people STILL sometimes ask me why I never use my real name, or upload a picture of me, anywhere on the internet!

"Clearview AI Inc has collected multiple images of people all over the world, including in the UK, from a variety of websites and social media platforms, creating a database with more than 20 billion images. The company not only enables identification of those people, but effectively monitors their behavior and offers it as a commercial service."

(from theregister.com/2022/05/23/cle)

I've not seen this before - a single 3-digit number you can call to get through to your bank, any bank. (well almost any)

So if *anyone* calls you from your bank, even if you don't think it's a scam, you're advised to hang up and call them back via 159.

stopscamsuk.org.uk/159

It's all been worth it just to see this horns section with Jimmy Nail one more time.

I hope Tony Dortie was watching just then cos raving I'm Raving by Shut Up And Dance actually is drum 'n' bass!

I don't want to see the freds on my telly, thanks very much.

Ahh, a bit of class, finally. Here's our Lisa from Rochdale.

Wait what's happening? It's all gone very Morrissey all of a sudden and that's not what I signed up for!

Gloria Estefan has so many great songs, so why she thought she needed to do this Jive-Bunny-esque megamix is beyond me.

and strong "not really enough time to have practiced the choreography" Pans People style vibes from the backing dancers.

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Strong "Friday night after the pub at the karaoke" vibes from this version of Alive & Kicking.

I regret to inform you that Tony Dortie is still calling any song that uses synths "drum & bass".

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