From the daily archives:

Thursday, March 1, 2012

#412: 1967, Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, Some Velvet Morning

March 1, 2012

I have to admit that I enjoyed George’s 1967 piece that he posted earlier today so much that I wanted to post a 1967 song of my own. I also noted, that in his review of the first 400 songs, it was pointed out that we have yet to feature Frank Sinatra. For me, I […]

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Barclays and Five Unacceptable Facets of Modern Capitalism

March 1, 2012

This week saw the confirmation of what most of us had already suspected, that Barclays’ Chief Executive, Bob Diamond’s BBC Today Programme speech last November about banks being good corporate citizens was all guff and window dressing, and no substance.   Despite signing up to a the HMRC Code of Practice, committing the bank to comply […]

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Songs To Learn and Sing – Golden Years #1: 1967

March 1, 2012

Yesterday’s posting of the Monkees’ Daydream Believer saw 1967 become the first year to have had 20 songs featured in Songs To Learn and Sing.  This represents more than a quarter of all of the songs from the 1960s posted and is not far behind the total number of songs posted from the 1950s (currently […]

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Is dropping the 50p Tax Bracket ‘sound economics’?

March 1, 2012

…..that is the view of the 500 or so small and medium businessmen and women who have today called upon the Chancellor to drop this tax in his budget. Their argument goes a bit like this – allow us to pay less tax and we’ll make more money and create more jobs. They say that […]

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#411: 1967, The Monkees, Daydream Believer

March 1, 2012

So the only English Monkee is dead at the tender age of 66.  To be honest he was always my least favourite of the prefab four.  A little too obviously there for his fresh faced good looks.   On most of the really great Monkees‘ songs he did little more than play maracas (possibly not […]

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