April in 60 Seconds

Forever young dude Ian Hunter, aged 83 and 10 months, defies the years with the release of Defiance Part 1. Supported by the likes of Jeff Beck, Johnny Depp, Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Billy F Gibbons (ZZ Top), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Todd Rundgren, Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), he shouldn’t be pulling this off — but Hunter always understood the value PR and telling a good story.

Samira Sedira’s super-thin People Like Them (translated from French to English by Lara Vergnaud) reminds me of JG Ballard’s Running Wild novella.  As it says on the cover, there are no monsters, only humans. We are all one bad hair day away from becoming Anna or Constant Guillot. 

Saints are playing Newcastle on Sunday and appear to be already doomed thanks to owners (Sport Republic)  who haven’t got a clue about running a Premiership outfit!    

Also going down, but with more of a bang, was Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Not sure how successful a launch is when the rocket explodes within minutes of a test flight! But then Musk does inhabit an alternative universe where buying Twitter makes perfect sense.