From the daily archives:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Privileged Take On Race and Immigration

March 16, 2011

Having spent a bit of time last week discussing racism and identity politics in the US, there have been two significant events this week in the UK on these issues. First, Midsomer Murders producer Brian True-May justified the all-white casting of every one of the 81 episodes to date in an interview with the Radio […]

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#118: 2007, Yeasayer, 2080

March 16, 2011

Jackie’s telly inspired choice of Cage The Elephant’s Shake Me Down for his Song To Learn and Sing yesterday got me thinking of the last time I saw a band for the first time on television who really blew me away.  Back in the day there was the Old Grey Whistle Test on a Tuesday […]

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A Vote For AV May Just Require A Blind Leap Of Faith

March 16, 2011

My mate George East is a clever fellah – there is no doubt about that, and his forensic dismemberment of Polly Toynbee’s pro-PR article shows him at his scalpel bladed best. Reading between the lines however, I feel that deep down he wants to vote for a change in the electoral system but he just […]

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