When did kissing and cuddling become vanilla? When did it become cool to be a geek? Are all failed artists doomed to work in Kwik Fit? What if Jesus Christ was a republican? Self-deprecating, self-serving and occasionally self-harming, enjoy the dulcet tones and tall tales of Teesides troubled troubadour once more. The campaign for real music starts afresh and it starts right here, with the perennially (and clearly perpetually) underachieving Victor Pope (Everett True, VillageVoice.com). Like Billy Bragg armed with a drum machine and on acid (Hyde Park Heat).