From the daily archives:

Monday, April 29, 2013

#681: 2013, Daughter, Get Lucky

April 29, 2013

A few weeks back I posted a review of the debut album of one of my favourite new band discoveries of the year so far, Daughter.  The album, If You Leave is a sublime exploration of break up and loss.  The influences range from the Cocteau Twins, through early Cure to a stripped back Portishead.   If […]

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How To Save The Construction Industry

April 29, 2013

Amidst the euphoria of last week’s news of the massive .3% growth in our economy, came the news that the construction industry continues to be terribly depressed and has now shrunk by 17% since the beginning of the recession and 2.5% alone in the last quarter. It’s important this. The construction industry is as good […]

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#680: 1959, George Jones, White Lightning

April 29, 2013

Another music great passed away on Friday: George Jones, one of Country’s greatest stars, went off to that great Honky Tonk in the sky at the grand old age of 81.  It’s a decent enough age for someone who drank through quite as much as “The Possum”. I’m too short of time to do him […]

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Week 17: Hero – Margaret Hodge MP

April 29, 2013

This week, our hero award goes to the Chair of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge Despite no longer being on the  front bench, the MP for Barking is becoming one of Labour’s star performers of this Parliament.  She is using the chairmanship of the influential Public Accounts Committee to do what her front bench […]

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