From the daily archives:

Saturday, January 26, 2013

#615: 1997, Shonen Knife, It’s A New Find

January 26, 2013

Day 5 of International Week and about time we broke the duck so far on Songs To Learn and Sing in artists from the Far East.    Our only previous trip to the largest of all of the continents, Asia, only took us as far  as India. Japan’s Shonen Knife first came across my radar through […]

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The Coalition’s Economic Apocalypse

January 26, 2013

Alas, being the father of three little kids I don’t get the pictures (as I will always call them) as often as I’d like – I can tell you anything about Toy Story, Shrek or Ice Age bloody 2,3 and 4, but I think I’m the only person on the planet who hasn’t seen Skyfall. […]

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#614: 1987, Laibach, Life Is Life

January 26, 2013

After songs from Mali, Brazil and Cuba, the fourth song of our International Week comes from (what is now) Slovenia, from liberal art-school leftie industrial-noise dissidents Laibach. Laibach was the old German name for the Slovene capital, Ljubljana, and much of the band’s output then was to mock the post-Tito Yugoslav state as one that […]

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