links for 2008-08-31
by Martin Belam, 31 August 2008
Slash says: "I hope he rots in jail. It's going to affect the sales of the record, and it's not fair". Although to be honest, I think the 73 year gap between this album and the last one will probably have a bigger impact on whether anyone actually cares when it finally limps out...
Anorak on the amazing case of the child welfare story that just keeps getting closer and closer to Praia da Luz.
"Cerys Matthews is being credited - in part - for a resurgence in more traditional names for children in Wales. This is apparently a trend away from 'celebrity' names, although quite how naming your kid off the woman on I'm A Celebrity fits with that isn't explained."
"In one act of craven vanity, revenge and greed, Ghaffur has done more damage to race relations in this country than ten Stephen Lawrences". I'll give Amanda the benefit of the sub-editing doubt, and assume that what she meant was that he has done more damage than the MURDER of Stephen Lawrence did?