From the daily archives:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

#260: 1955, Elvis Presley, Mystery Train

August 17, 2011

  If there are seven ages of man, there are, I think, five ages of Elvis. Working backwards: Fat Elvis at the end, Comeback Elvis following the 1968 NBC television special, Movie (or Crap) Elvis, Peak Elvis from his signing for RCA in 1956 until he entered the Army and to start it all off, Sun (or […]

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Riots Aftermath: now more than ever, we need sensible sentencing in the Crown Courts

August 17, 2011

When people talk about the principles behind sentencing in criminal law, they talk, rightfully, about sentencing to deter others from committing the crime; they talk, again correctly, about the need to punish the criminal; they talk about the need to protect the public, and of course, that is a factor; and they talk (usually reluctantly) […]

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#259: 1966, Bobby Fuller, I Fought The Law

August 17, 2011

As Album Opener Week has ended, I’ve gone with a song I heard today on my travels.  On my trip south from Wyoming to Salt Lake City, I stopped at a service station in Brigham City, Utah, and this was playing inside. It is of course more famous for the cover recorded by The Clash, and like […]

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Off The Rails #9: Perry Under Scrunity

August 17, 2011

Today’s entry from my tour of the USA comes from Salt Lake City. After a week of smalltown America, it’s good to be back in a big city. It is also a fascinating one, being the centre of Mormonism, and though very conservative seems to be somewhat out of touch with the Tea Party lunacy. […]

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