I think by now our regular readers know (ahem) that in our ranks are some serious moversEnemy and shakers from all kinds of fields of human endeavour. None moreso than our distinguished purveyor of beeps and beats, yon Neil Smith aka Emile Strunz.

This Wednesday, 22/Oct/14, the Tyneside Cinema will be screening the ‘Still the Enemy Within’ (you can find out about the film by clicking here

Our man, Emile, has only gone and written part of the bliddy soundtrack to the film hasn’t he! Not only is our man putting film scores together, he’s involved in some kind of collaboration with techno-genius and New Order collaborator, Arthur Baker this Friday. I know, and he’s still hanging about with us!!

Let’s be honest, this kind of film is right up our autostrada, so not only will we be going along to see the thing, we’ll get a but of a nice warm glow knowing that one of our own has been so closely involved with it.

Details of the film at the Tyneside Cinema are here. And if that plug isn’t worth a couple of buckshee tickets, I don’t know what is. Bliddy hell, its only gone and got itself sold out. More Tyneside, more Tyneside.


We are delighted to let on about something a very good friend, (Mark Ions) of true faith is Markup to in a very worthy cause and fair play to the Newcastle United Foundation who are involved as well. Mark is a regular drinking partner of the pasty-faced saps of the true faith writing circle and has the great misfortune to employ the deputy editor of this half-baked enterprise in his business as well. This is the press release of something we think is rather admirable Mark has been involved with:

A major fundraising event in Newcastle is on target to raise tens of thousands for local charities and good causes. 

The Newcastle CEO Sleepout took place on Thursday 9 October and saw 45 of the region’s top business executives giving up a night of comfort to sleep out by the side of the pitch at St James’ Park. 

Organised by CEO Sleepout UK  in partnership with Newcastle United Foundation and Changing Lives, the CEO Sleepout was an opportunity for business leaders to raise awareness and important funds for services which are tackling homelessness and poverty in the city.

Among those who slept by the pitch were Atul Malhotra, Managing Director of the Malhotra Group, Mark Ions, Managing Director of Exclusive Ltd and Carole Kitching, Principle at Newcastle College and David Langhorne, Director of Property at Your Homes Newcastle.

David said: “Your Homes Newcastle recognises that homelessness is a real and serious problem that needs to be addressed. We are dedicated to preventing homelessness within the city and we fully support any work that puts the issue at the forefront of people’s minds.

“Being in a position to take part in an event such as the CEO Sleepout has been a humbling experience and I’m proud to have played a part in raising both money and awareness of such a worthy cause.”

The funds raised will now be distributed to a range of good causes including Changing Lives, Newcastle United Foundation, De Paul Trust and Newcastle Homeless Football Club.

For more information go to http://www.ceosleepoutuk.com/newcastle.html

If you would like to sponsor Mark, click here and give the lad a few quid for the excellent effort he is making to support people a lot less fortunate than the vast majority of us reading this site.

That is all.