From the daily archives:

Thursday, December 30, 2010

#45: 2003, White Stripes, Seven Nation Army

December 30, 2010

As this is my last 2010 entry on Songs to Learn and Sing, I’m plumping for what in my humble opinion is the best band of the twenty-first century, not least to create a bit of debate. I’m not sure why it has taken us to STLAS #45 to get to the White Stripes. This […]

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Sad To See You Leaving 2010: Malcolm Allison

December 30, 2010

There was a time when giant dinosaurs bestrode the world of football, often wearing an unusual hat and smoking a top-notch Havana cigar. One of the biggest of all these beasts was Malcolm Allison – Big Mal, he of permanent Marbella suntan (no sunbeds for him!) and Fedora hat, a ‘dolly bird’ on both arms […]

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Sad To See You Leaving 2010: Louise Bourgeois

December 30, 2010

Mostly known for her huge sculptures of spiders with egg sacs, Maman, Louise Bougeois was the last major artist with a connection to the hot bed of artistic innovation that was pre-war Paris. She moved to New York in 1938 and so was also immersed in the post-war New York scene which defined modern art […]

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George East’s Top Ten Gigs of 2010

December 30, 2010

Nothing goes better with the year’s end than a ‘best of…’ list. I will post my favourite films and albums of 2010 tomorrow, but first my 10 best gigs of the year. 1. Midlake/John Grant/Jason Lyttle – The Roundhouse Beardy folkie Texans, Midlake, are the kind of band that I think I would have hated […]

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