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Good Times Australia
Good Times Australia

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest DJ in the world, 1 Mar. 2010
This review is from: Good Times Australia (Audio CD)
Norman Jay is a national treasure. This compilation is another awesome eclectic mix of music from all styles and all eras with a mix CD to boot. I have followed Norman at the Good Times Sound System at Carnival since the 80s and in my humble opinion he is the greatest DJ in the world. Its all Good Times baby.

Paul Wellings, club/radio DJ, freelance journalist with The Independent and author of 'I'm a journalist...get me out of here', 'Spend it like Beckham' and 'Sex, Lines and Videotape'.


What's Going On?: The Meanderings of a Comic Mind in Confusion
What's Going On?: The Meanderings of a Comic Mind in Confusion
by Mark Steel
Edition: Paperback

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the funniest guys in the UK, 12 Mar. 2009
This hilarious book exactly mirrored my life at the time of reading - a disillusionment with marriage and the organised left (despite having faith in both). But still believing in love and socialism.

What's Going On is both hilarious and moving in the same sarcastic style as his Independent columns. At one point he realises life is not as cut and dry as his principles - smiling at a policeman and befriending arch Thatcherite Bob Monkhouse.

I have met him on a few occasions and he truly is a man of the people. I remember just before he gave a lecture on Thomas Paine and The Rights Of Man, he generously gave up his preparation time to discuss my modest little books. He also gave me half of his beef and horseradish sandwich pack - socialism in action!

If you like Mark Thomas, Frankie Boyle, Jeremy Hardy, Jo Brand etc you'll love this.

Paul Wellings (author of 'I'm a journalist...get me out of here', 'Spend it like Beckham' and 'Sex, Lines and Videotape')


David Beckham: My Side: My Side - The Autobiography
David Beckham: My Side: My Side - The Autobiography
by David Beckham
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A legend, 4 Jun. 2008
David Beckham makes you proud to be British. He is not ashamed to be a gay icon, worked with Kick Out Racism campaigns and is a very modest man.

Paul Wellings author of 'Spend It Like Beckham'


I'm a Journalist...Get Me Out of Here!: 20 Years of Hacking Through the Media and Music Jungle
I'm a Journalist...Get Me Out of Here!: 20 Years of Hacking Through the Media and Music Jungle
by Paul Wellings
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars At last a socialist alternative to the right wing press, 3 Jun. 2008
An author from the wrong side of the tracks tells it like it is about how corrupt and bigoted our media is.

Si Wellings (brother)


Spend it Like Beckham: 30 Years of Scandal, Power and Money Supporting Club and Country
Spend it Like Beckham: 30 Years of Scandal, Power and Money Supporting Club and Country
by Paul Wellings
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Left-wing take on football, 3 Jun. 2008
This is football from an anti corporate, anti big business perspective from an author who hails from a modest background and has really lived football.

Si Wellings (brother)


Sex, Lines and Videotape: Famous Film Quotes
Sex, Lines and Videotape: Famous Film Quotes
by Paul Wellings
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cult film quotes from a cult author, 3 Jun. 2008
Very anti-establishment book of cult film quotes from an author from a humble background.

Si Wellings (brother)


Movie Quotes To Get You Through Life
Movie Quotes To Get You Through Life
by Jim Silverstein
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating book, 16 May 2008
Certainly worth a read.

Paul Wellings author of 'Sex, Lines and Videotape - famous film quotes'


Don't You Know Who I Am?: Insider Diaries of Fame, Power and Naked Ambition
Don't You Know Who I Am?: Insider Diaries of Fame, Power and Naked Ambition
by Piers Morgan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Much under-rated man, 16 May 2008
This man's brave anti Iraq war stories as Editor of The Mirror should not be underestimated. A much misunderstood man.

Paul Wellings author of 'I'm a journalist...get me out of here'


The Progressive Patriot: A Search for Belonging
The Progressive Patriot: A Search for Belonging
by Billy Bragg
Edition: Hardcover

26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Socialism and the English genius, 5 Nov. 2006
Billy Bragg is not so much a national treasure as a national hero in my eyes. This semi-autobiographical work is flawed but is deeply charming (like the man himself). It's certainly no sex, drugs, rock 'n'roll and football affair (which is a shame as I'd have liked to hear Billy's take on that) but a history lesson and a polemic from the radical tradition. The self-styled Big-nosed Bard of Barking has swapped lyric writing for prose writing and as he admits in the introduction it's a totally different discipline. The Progressive Patriot is part of his ongoing attempt to reclaim English patriotism from the neo-nazis. Woody Guthrie might have said 'this guitar kils fascists' but Billy is hoping this book will kill fascists ideals on patriotism. I must confess I found the the history of Barking a tad tedious (despite knowing the area well as a long-time West Ham fan)and the Charles 1 material about the declaration of rights felt like a school history lesson (and urgently needed some of Billy's extremely dry humour), but his idolisation of Simon and Garfunkel is immensely entertaining and the book comes alive when he's writing about the rise of Rock Against Racism.

This is an absolutely essential read for any Billy Bragg fan and has moments, that like his song 'Between The Wars', are a thing of beauty and a joy forever.

Paul Wellings, author of 'I'm a journalist...get me out of here', 'Spend It Like Beckham' and 'Sex,Lines and Videotape'(Progressive Press)


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