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Hoof to the Head

'Saint' Bob Geldof; serving the Hidden Hand

By Ewen Ramsbottom | 24 November 2014
Published in: Hoof to the Head
It's bad enough that we're about to get the annual onslaught of Slade, Wizzard and Cliff Richard in every friggin' supermarket for the next month. (Don't worry, by the way; Cliff's time is coming in The Hoof, trust me!) So how little did the world really need another half-arsed piss-poor… Continue>

Johnny & Russell: Rotten and Rottener

By Ewen Ramsbottom | 18 October 2014
Published in: Hoof to the Head
'Rebels' really aren't what they used to be, are they? Russell Brand calls for a 'revolution of consciousness' and bemoans the disparity between rich and poor ... whilst dating a Goldsmith heiress and nursing millions in the bank from his corporate Hollywood performances. Bono has gone from protesting about Bloody… Continue>

Solar: How Soon We Forget

By Ewen Ramsbottom | 01 August 2014
Published in: Hoof to the Head
Remember just a few weeks ago how we were right on the cusp of having the lid lifted on the filthy, sordid nature of the British Establishment and its endemic paedophilia and ritual abuse? The Rolf Harris sentencing and the Leon Brittan dossier fiasco left the general public gasping at… Continue>

Justin Bieber: a baseball bat's best friend

By Ewen Ramsbottom | 12 June 2014
Published in: Hoof to the Head
OK, I know he's almost certainly mind-controlled-to-fuck, (see gas mask incident in London last year,) but that didn't stop fellow MK Ultra-ite Lil Wayne from getting the Black Sheep Hoof treatment. And as a magazine that likes to call a spade a spade, and an obnoxious, jumped-up little fuck an… Continue>

The fall from grace of Lupe Fiasco

By Ewen Ramsbottom | 17 March 2014
Published in: Hoof to the Head
Just when you think you've found an honourable hero, you get a sobering reminder that they really are very thin on the ground these days. Continue>

R Kelly: The Rolf Harris of R&B

By Ewen Ramsbottom | 09 February 2014
Published in: Hoof to the Head
OK, I know we're a little late on this given that his newest album dropped several months ago. There's been nothing to suggest him changing his ways in recent times, though, so I'd have to say that this Hoof is a little overdue, if anything. And we do pride ourselves… Continue>

January: Why?

By Ewen Ramsbottom | 20 January 2014
Published in: Hoof to the Head
The Roman God Janus sure drew the short straw when he was allotted his given calendar month, while counterparts such as Maia, Junius, Julius and Augustus got much more fondly received tributes to appease them. For though January may well be the July of the Southern Hemisphere, in its Northern… Continue>

Christmas songs; an annual ordeal

By Ewen Ramsbottom | 06 December 2013
Published in: Hoof to the Head
Ho, Ho, Ho! (but enough about Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha and Miley Cyrus.) 'Tis the season for Noddy Holder to get even richer off a song he wrote in the late 60s originally entitled 'Buy Me A Rocking Chair' before being morphed into 'Merry Christmas Everybody' and recorded during a sweltering… Continue>

Radio Doo Doo

By Ewen Ramsbottom | 30 September 2013
Published in: Hoof to the Head
A former senior executive in the radio industry told me ten years ago that the artform of radio was dying. I didn't understand what he meant back then. He was ahead of his time. Last weeks' announcement of Capital Radio's parent group turning the long-standing Choice FM brand into the… Continue>

'Lord' John Browne - greedy, immoral fracker

By Ewen Ramsbottom | 20 August 2013
Published in: Hoof to the Head
Anyone noticed how Insane is the new Normal?  We live in a world where civilians get limbs blown off from remote-controlled drone bombs to 'protect them'. Where the industrial poison sodium fluoride is added to drinking water, toothpaste and mouthwash because it's 'good for teeth', and where thousands of trails… Continue>
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