From the daily archives:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

#294: 1979, The Undertones, Here Comes The Summer

September 29, 2011

Its a bit strange – it shouldn’t be like this, I mean its nearly October, that means it should be getting a bit chilly and I should be embroiled in the annual argument with Mrs North as to whether we put the central heating on. But, no, after a crappy, drizzly summer, our weird climate […]

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Carlos Tevez: Is Football Eating Itself?

September 29, 2011

The sight of Carlos Tevez, purportedly an earner of £125,000 per week; undoubtedly a unique and wonderfully talented footballer; hero of Argentina and erstwhile hero of Upton Park, the Stretford End, and whatever those City fans who used to stand on the Kippax now call themselves, sulkily refusing to warm up and come on to […]

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Top of The Pops 2000s Special: Songs To Learn and Sing Readers’ Chart

September 29, 2011

Richmond Fontaine’s Post to Wire sees the 00s become the third decade to have 50 Songs To Learn and Sing, following the 1980s and the 1970s.  The 00s were, I think, quite a difficult decade to pin down musically and perhaps with the end of the single in any recognisable form (and as a result […]

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George Osborne and the Tobin Tax: Whatever Happened To Re-Balancing The Economy

September 29, 2011

In the course of a speech yesterday morning, Jose Manuel Barroso, the Portuguese President of the European Commission, endorsed the introduction of a Financial Transactions Tax (commonly referred to as a Tobin Tax after the American economist who first suggested the idea back in the early 1970s).   The Tobin Tax is already backed by the […]

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