From the daily archives:

Thursday, November 1, 2012

#568: 2008, Waylon Jennings, Outlaw Shit

November 1, 2012

I’ve finally got round to listening to the Waylon Jennings album I bought in Nashville, Waylon Forever, and discovered this track. It’s a nineties reworking of his 1978  hit Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got Out of Hand. To my shame, for most of my life I have only really known Waylon Jennings […]

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Songs To Learn and Sing Golden Years #6: 1979

November 1, 2012

Ray North’s contribution to Funeral Songs  Week, Dr Feelgood’s biggest hit, Milk and Alcohol  was the 20th Song to Learn and Sing from 1979 (since added to by Jackie South’s posting of Squeeze‘s biggest hit, Cool For Cats) and it becomes the sixth year to enter our pantheon of Golden Years, following 1967, 1969, 1980, 1977 […]

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US Presidential Election 2012: So How Close Is It?

November 1, 2012

On the Today Programme this morning Mark Mardell described the US election as still being neck and neck.  Ray North, in his passionate post on Tuesday about the way the world seems to be going, said that Jackie South and I had been saying to him that  the race was close.  And so it is.  But that […]

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Europe: Phobic, Sceptic, Schizo, Phile?

November 1, 2012

I was brought up in a deeply pro-European house. My father, born just before the war, had been profoundly affected by what he saw being unearthed at Belsen and Treblinka, Auschwitz etc and was rightly persuaded by the pro-European politicians of the 1950′s and 1960′s who made the very persuasive argument that in order to […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents (Halloween Special) #12: 1980, The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)

November 1, 2012

˜I fear that you are going to have to deal with this matter in the harshest possible way, Mr Torrance’ (Delbert Grady) Halloween calls for a horror film.  It is a genre that has fared well in the Cine-East Film Club, so far, with three films featured. The  Club’s third film was one of the earliest […]

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