Nicola Sturgeon,

the former first minister of Scotland, who abruptly resigned in February this year, appears to be married to a crook. The Scots, unlike the loony left in the USA, arrests with probable cause, people like Peter Murrell, the former SNP chief executive, who she is currently married to. The NY DA instead focuses on political prosecutions with flimsy evidence of any wrong doing. At least we now know why Nicola gave up her position, and it wasn’t because of what she said it was. Politicians lie all the time. I had a conversation about Obama with someone at a party in Melbourne once, where she more or less told me “politicians lie, and that’s what they, do and that’s ok with me”. She also told me that Obama was great, and probably that I was racist, but I might have exaggerated that part. Barry can do no wrong downunda. There’s no hope for anything when people have that attitude. It’s just a given that they will lie and with no consequences. How fucking brainwashed do you have to be? It’s not good enough. I don’t care about any of this, other than it marks the start of the decline of the SNP. From the choice of three people to take over the reigns after Nicola left, they chose the worst possible replacement in my opinion. The UK in general, is barreling towards Niagara falls and the barrel won’t save them.

The party I was talking at and about before, kept going until five that morning. I was staying in the house next door and couldn’t get any sleep. This annoyed me enormously as you can imagine. It’s in the opening lines of “Twisted Love”, I song I wrote at the time. Songwriting is an interesting exercise. I don’t particularly like writing songs, I’m more of an instrumental person. It veers too close to poetry, which I’m not a huge fan of. That is not to say that I don’t write good songs, or make an effort for them to make sense. I do. I’ve probably written over 400 songs. I’ve certainly published about 250 of them. I know because I looked it up on the APRA website a couple of weeks ago. APRA stands for Australian Performing Rights Association. They collect royalties for songwriters, composers and musicians, and distribute them quarterly. At the moment I don’t think I’ll get rich from any royalties I might get. I’m practically invisible to any broadcasters who might potentially play my music. That’s their loss, I don’t care.

SNP leadership candidates – It’s the UK, you know who wins.

People haven’t been told to listen to it or like it by the arbiters of what’s kosher to listen to or like these days. Rap music has been pushed to the fore for almost decades now, and given that most of it is unlistenable garbage, you can really see that someone must be forcing it into popular culture with a sledge hammer. Why, it’s almost like the advertising demographic on TV! That’s odd. It wouldn’t survive on its own otherwise. Either that, or my sensibilities are out of tune with what the current “wisdom” of what’s musically pleasing to the human ear. I think it’s the former. Take a look at the popular songs on Youtube and you’ll get an idea of what I’m talking about. Do you think Youtube is a level playing field? I doubt it. I just tried searching for the CD version of Twisted Love. I put in the song title and the album name. Do you think I could find it? Where’s that smart algorithm when you need it? I got a whole page of anything but what I was looking for. The irony of all of this was that the top item on the first page of a Bing search for videos of “Ian Stephen, 9” was Nicola Sturgeon’s husband, Peter Murrell. What I was looking for didn’t remotely appear in any of the 50 or so results on page one. What kind of fucked up, retarded search engine completely ignores the query you put into it? Oh, you sure can trust the search engines….not! Focus on what we think you should, not what you actually want. Don’t trust your mind, trust us instead.

Twisted Love — from Ian Stephen 9 Live version