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Friday, August 5, 2011

#248: 2005, Jeffrey Lewis, Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror

August 5, 2011

  A few posts ago I wrote about Kevin Rowland’s arrogance - his belief that his band, Dexy’s Midnight Runners made everything that had gone before it irrelevant.  However nuts such a belief is it typifies a certain kind of rock star attitude, an overwhelming confidence which has a certain attraction to it. Think Jim Morrison […]

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US Unemployement Figures: The Dangers of Modest Improvements

August 5, 2011

After the carnage in world markets yesterday, all eyes today have turned to the United States as monthly unemployment figures were due to be announced.  We now know the numbers – unemployment has fallen by 117,000, a figure which is a little ahead of expectations which had been a fall of around 85,000.    Following on […]

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