Patrick Sumner-Stokes

Music

To Pimp a Butterfly

On Ab-Soul’s Outro from his debut album Section.80, Kendrick Lamar declares that he’s not a pop star, nor the next socially aware rapper, but “a human motherfucking being, over dope ass instrumentation.” If he didn’t make that position clear on his first aftermath release Good Kid M.A.A.D. City, this album should leave listeners in no…

Derby Day, Sport

UEA Pirates take 14:0 Derby Day Win

UEA Pirates beat Essex Blades 14-0 at Colney Lane for the second win over their Derby Day rivals this season, signing a raft of players out with a victory in their last game for the Pirates. The game started slowly, and the closest either team came to scoring in the first half came after a…

Sport

UEA Pirates Win Out In Derby Day Warm-Up

There are some fixtures in the sporting calendar that need no assistance from the hype machine: el Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, Boston Celtics against the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA, and of course, in American Football, UEA Pirates versus Essex Blades. It is a rivalry that runs deeper than the Rio Hamza….

Comment, News

Reflecting on Owen Jones’ talk at UEA

Owen Jones’ talk began with laughter in his absence, at the announcement that he was stuck in traffic on the roundabout by Tesco. Minutes later he arrived alongside Clive Lewis – Labour’s ministerial candidate for Norwich South – who introduced him glowingly to the large audience in attendance. His talk was as impressive as it…

Sport

Pirates Uphold UEA Honour Against Essex Blades

There are some fixtures in the sporting calendar that need no assistance from the hype machine: el Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, Boston Celtics against the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA, and of course, in American Football, UEA Pirates versus Essex Blades. It is a rivalry that runs deeper than the Rio Hamza….