It’s the 56th birthday of greatest living Mancunian Mark E Smith today. It can’t be long before he turns completely into an ossified scrap of gristle and they put him on a plinth outside Salford Shopping City. A bunch of us are planning to hang around outside his favourite shop, the Prestwich outlet of Bargain Booze, later today and shout at passing motorists.
Anyway, BLCKGRD is doing the honours. And here’s an interview with WSC from a few years back which features some great Smithian tale-spinning, not a word of which I believe. Don’t miss his commendation of German football with its lager at 25p a bucket and its ‘nice, clean, sausages’.