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Saturday, April 28, 2012

#454: 2012, Team Me, With My Hands Covering Both Of My Eyes I Am Too Scared To Have A Look At You Now

April 28, 2012

I’ve been feeling a little below par for the last few days. Nothing specific I can put my finger on and probably as much about the relentlessly crappy weather here as anything else.  Anyway, when you’re feeling a little low there’s only one thing for it – super euphoric, overly enthusiastic Scandinavian indie pop. Team […]

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France 2012: Five Reasons To Be Optimistic

April 28, 2012

A week tomorrow the voters of France will go to the polls in final round of the presidential elections.   The election has the potential to be significant much more widely than France as Francois Hollande has not adopted the triangulating Clinton/Blair playbook which for twenty years we have been told is the only way a […]

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Mr East Goes To The Movies: Breathing

April 28, 2012

In 2002 the Belgian Dardennes Brothers made a powerful film called The Son.  In it a teenage boy in a young offender institution is placed with a carpenter to learn a trade as part of his rehabilitation.   The boy was doing time for the murder of another boy.  The film follows the growing realisation and […]

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