From the daily archives:

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

#252: 1997, Spiritualized, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

August 9, 2011

by Geoff Elliott Though it is an honour to have the opportunity to be the second guest contributor to Songs To Learn and Sing following in the footsteps of Dagenham Trash, it does present a major conundrum. How to choose a single song from the countless thousads I have listened to since I first started […]

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What caused the London Riots?

August 9, 2011

When, yesterday evening, I re-read my piece about the causes of the Tottenham riots, it was clear to me that in the space of a few hours, my analysis was already pretty much out of date. As the riots spread to other parts of London and then Birmingham (and to a much lesser degree Liverpool), […]

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Off The Rails #3: US Market Meltdown from Minnesota

August 9, 2011

I’m in Minneapolis, at the heart of what is probably the state with the nicest people – their stereo-type nationally is ‘Minnesota Nice’ and it fits. Nice, in a polite Lutheran kind of way, which is different to the back-slapping friendliness of the South. Here, they allow a bit of distance: they aren’t trying to […]

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