From the daily archives:

Saturday, December 31, 2011

#368: 1994, Primal Scream, Rocks

December 31, 2011

Yesterday, George East posted his Top Ten Gigs of 2011. We may have argued about some of them (no Drive-By Truckers, and Steve Earle only at #7 is plain wrong!) but we had no quarrel about the number one slot: the Justice Tonight Hillsborough campaign benefit, with Mick Jones, Pete Wylie and The Farm headlining. In […]

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West Country Boundary Changes Part 4: Gloucestershire

December 31, 2011

I’ve been looking at the proposed Parliamentary boundary changes in South West England this week.  Having covered Cornwall and Devon, Somerset and the Greater Bristol area, and Dorset and Wiltshire, it leaves only Gloucestershire to cover.  The map below shows the current state of play. The changes proposed by the Boundary Commission for the county are relatively minor, […]

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Sad To See You Leaving 2011: Amy Winehouse

December 31, 2011

We wrote at the time of Amy Winehouse’s death in July about what a grievous loss her death was to music, and despaired at politicians trying to make capital out of her death to push their own narrow social-conservative agenda when her body was hardly cold. With all the headlines over the years, her talent […]

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