From the daily archives:

Thursday, December 8, 2011

#348: 1956, Gene Vincent, Be-Bop-A-Lula

December 8, 2011

Yesterday George posted the Howlin’ Wolf classic Wang Dang Doodle – and as I enjoyed old Howlin’s grizzled blues, I was struck by the title – Wang Dang Doodle, and the fact that in pop music a title like that is acceptable in a way that it would never be in, say, serious literature or […]

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Exam Scam: Is anyone surprised?

December 8, 2011

The Daily Telegraph have reported today that examiners are tipping off teachers as to what they should concentrate on in return for a few hundred quid. Is anyone surprised at this? I’m not. Sadly, in the last twenty years, the culture of education has been changed into something akin to an industry, where exam success […]

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#347: 1961, Howlin Wolf, Wang Dang Doodle

December 8, 2011

In my humble opinion there are not enough people called Hubert.  In fact with the exception of Hubert H Humphrey (what a different world it would have been if he had won the US presidential election in 1968), it is difficult to think of any Huberts other than the great and now late Hubert Sumlin. […]

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