From the daily archives:

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Album Collection – #5: 2013, Edwyn Collins, Understated

April 22, 2013

Glasgow’s Postcard Records was one of the great Indie labels of the early 1980s.  It was responsible for releasing, amongst others, records by Aztec Camera, The Go-Betweens, the sadly now largely forgotten Jozef K and, of course, Orange Juice.   The bands on the label reflected a moment in popular music when the indie scene was […]

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#675: 1970, George Harrison, Wah-Wah

April 22, 2013

An entry from George Harrison’s 1969 dairy: “January 10. Got up. Went to Twickenham. Rehearsed until lunchtime. Left the Beatles. Went home … had chips later.” I learnt from a BBC4 documentary at the weekend that in between going home and eating chips, George Harrison wrote Wah-Wah, his reflection on his frustrations with The Beatles […]

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Michael Gove – The Marketing Director of Education

April 22, 2013

Michael Gove reminds me of a new in-house Marketing Director. You know the type – a new appointee who comes in and pointlessly rebrands the hell out of a product, to justify their existence in the job. They change the advertising strategy, create new sponsorship platforms, alter the logo and identity of the brand, and […]

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Broadchurch: The Great British Whodunnit

April 22, 2013

How many great TV programmes do ITV make? Not many. Apart from the Champions League, and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, I cannot think of any TV programmes on ITV that are worth watching or placing on series link on SKY+. That was until I started watching Broadchurch. The eight-part series has made 9pm […]

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Week 16: Hero – Anne Williams

April 22, 2013

This week’s hero is Anne Williams, the leading Hillsborough 96 campaigner who died last week Twenty four years to the week after her son Kevin perished in the arms of a special constable after being crushed at Hillsborough Stadium,  Anne Williams has succumbed to the cancer she had been diagnosed with last autumn.  Kevin’s last […]

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