From the daily archives:

Thursday, November 15, 2012

#578: 1981, Altered Images, Happy Birthday

November 15, 2012

And why the fuck not? We deserve it.  As we are two today and as the greatest birthday song in pop, Bjork’s debut single with The Sugarcubes’ Birthday, has already appeared in Songs To Lean and Sing (though thanks anyway for the suggestion, Nat), it is time for the second best. Altered Images’ variety of insanely […]

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The Strange Death of Election Night

November 15, 2012

Today is the polling day for a multitude of elections: by-elections in Corby, Cardiff and Manchester; the police and crime commissioners; the mayor of Bristol; a plethora of council by-elections. And yet we won’t know most of the results tonight.  Only the by-elections in Cardiff South and Penarth and Manchester Central, and a few of […]

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All That’s Left: The Second Year

November 15, 2012

Today marks the second anniversary of Allthatsleft.    A year ago I wrote a reflective post about our first year – reading that again before writing this post, I was struck about how pessimistic a piece it was.  Things seemed pretty bad back in November 2011 with progressive politics apparently in retreat across the western world. […]

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#577: 1973, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gimme Three Steps

November 15, 2012

Ray seemed a little upset when he posted his last song that George and I spent Monday evening at Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s Shepherd’s Bush gig, in particular when George called him so that we could share our enjoyment of Sweet Home Alabama with him. As gigs go, it was an enjoyable experience, if not one that […]

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