From the daily archives:

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

#271: 1969, Townes Van Zandt, Snake Mountain Blues

August 31, 2011

My reason for picking this song is no more than it being the last thing on my I-Pod before I got home. It is a song recorded on Van Zandt’s second album, Our Mother The Mountain in the year I was born, that I hadn’t heard until today. You can’t go wrong with a track that […]

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London 2012, Olympic Hopefuls #4 – Dai Greene, 400m Hurdles

August 31, 2011

The Llanelli flyer is fast becoming Britain’s best bet for an athletic gold medal at next year’s London Olympics. And if that’s the case, as a fellow Welshman, there will be no one happier than me. Dai Greene is pure class. He combines pace and power, with a fine strategic mind which means he knows […]

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After the riots – who on earth is still calling for Free Schools!

August 31, 2011

Next week will see Free Schools opening their gates to kids for the first time. Only a couple of weeks back we had riots on an unprecedented scale in inner cities across the UK. The debate about the cause of the rioting will go on and on, and rightfully so, because it is a complex […]

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