From the daily archives:

Friday, November 30, 2012

#585: 1948, John Lee Hooker, Boogie Chillen

November 30, 2012

This song puts two things right.  Firstly, we have only had one song so far from the 1940s, Woody Guthrie’s monumental socialist folk classic, This Land Is Your Land.  Secondly, we have had no songs from blues legend, John Lee Hooker, whose rhythmic guitar technique is perhaps the most distinctive of all the blues greats. […]

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Leveson Inquiry: What Did The Newspapers Expect?

November 30, 2012

The response by the press to the recommendation in the Leveson Report that there should be a statutorily based independent regulator, has ranged from the outright hostile – Daily Mail, ‘Leveson would end 300 years of free press’, to the mildly hostile – Guardian ‘many in the press will disagree with the conclusion, but no […]

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Leveson Inquiry: So What Did Cameron Expect?

November 30, 2012

On last night’s Newsnight, Max Moseley, not someone I naturally warm to, described David Cameron with wonderful condescension as ‘little more than a PR man who got lucky.’ Genius! But, other than a superb put down, Moseley’s remark has some resonance, especially when one considers the Prime Minister’s response to the Leveson Inquiry. The Public […]

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