The following news story appeared on the T&M homepage:


MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!Click image to enlarge

T&M to publish new series of articles from Alvin Gibbs
about his U.K. Subs-experiences

The T&M web-eds are delighted to announce that Alvin Gibbs will soon be writing, exclusively for this website, a brand new series of articles about his involvement with the U.K. Subs over the last four decades.
Previously, Alvin has only written briefly about his Subs experiences, mainly in his history of punk book DESTROY.
Mr Gibbs has promised the website that his forthcoming pieces for T&M will be "a literary excursion through the fetid underbelly of infamy, glory, frustration, elation, chaos, indifference, contentment and pride which feature in equal measure in relation to my personal involvement with the United Kingdom Subversives."
Alvin will also trawl his own personal Subs collection of ephemera and memorabilia to provide some suitable scans and photographs to accompany this exciting new project.
Alvin’s introduction and first article will hopefully be available for your delectation and delight in late Spring/early Summer.

This series of Subs-stories from the Subs bass-man currently has a working title of:

Diminished Responsibility:

My Life as a UK Sub, and other Strange Stories...


The above Alvin Gibbs photograph courtesy of Jez Keefe (Jez Keefe Photography).
No copying of Jez's work without permission.


The following homepage news story was updated today to read:



18/4/2011: Jet Returns From JapanJet, click to enlarge

Following the recent horrific events in Japan, Jet has now returned to the UK.

Charlie and Yuko have asked for the following information to be made available on the Time & Matter homepage:

How to donate to the Japan relief effort:

Many relief organisations worldwide are collecting money to help fund the relief effort in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami. The Red Cross is the key aid organisation, collecting donations for relief efforts and the Japanese branch of the organisation is overseeing around 80 teams on the ground, but donations are being taken at branches around the world.

You can make online donations through the BRITISH RED CROSS or you can download donation forms to post. Cheques should be made payable to British Red Cross and sent to British Red Cross, Japan Tsunami Appeal, Ref: ON2011, Freepost NAT21787, Paisley PA1 1BR.

Alternatively, donations can be made to the Japanese Red Cross through Google’s CRISIS RESPONSE website, which also offers resources and information about the disaster.

Save the Children UK is TAKING ONLINE DONATIONS and credit and debit card donations over the phone. Call +44 (0)20 7012 6400. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

For a full choice of where to make a donation:

There is also a useful website which outlines how we can all give practical help:

Yuko will also be having a donations box on her merchandise stall on the forthcoming Spring/Summer tour.