Opinion

30 years of Trade

30 years of Trade

The 30th anniversary of Trade’s upon us. The most infamous nightclub since Studio 54 is very worthy of the praise and cultural analysis that will greet its lurch into middle…
Lockdown Blues

Lockdown Blues

2020 has been grim for so many reasons, but 3 friends dying in the space of a month was particularly challenging. Kent James. Lana Vanzetta. Terry Franklin. They were all…
We Love Lana Vanzetta

We Love Lana Vanzetta

Lana Vanzetta was rushed to hospital on July 27 after falling from a window in Margate. Tragically, she later died from her injuries. She leaves behind a son and a…
I’ll miss you, Kevin Davies

I’ll miss you, Kevin Davies

Random circumstances brought Kevin Davies into my life. He modelled for Jay Eff, so I’d seen his face in Jay’s studio. He stared out from club flyers and glossy magazines.…
Porn stars and Prozac

Porn stars and Prozac

As the pandemic death toll rises, jobs crumble and confusion reigns, we’re spinning deeper into a mental health crisis. Lockdown experiences are having psychological consequences – including restrictions on funerals…
The Masculine Prison

The Masculine Prison

Society expects strict behavioural patterns from both men and women, but gender isn’t strictly binary and on that sliding scale of biology and nurture exists a lesson for us all,…
Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan

Some are singing the praises of Piers Morgan, because he’s shouty and  furious with the Government. I have a longer memory. He might be seen as a ‘key worker’, but…
Set me Free from GHB

Set me Free from GHB

GHB, GBL or G is an industrial solvent that’s often used as a party drug. It is highly likely that Reynhard Sinaga used the drug to spike and then rape,…
George Michael

George Michael

George Michael would have been 57 today. He was a uniquely talented singer and songwriter. He was a global pin-up, cultural icon and a spliff totin’ pop queen. I still…