From the daily archives:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

#691: 1981, ESG, You’re No Good

May 14, 2013

ESG (Emerald, Sapphire and Gold) emerged from the South Bronx, New York, in the early 1980s. ESG consisted of the Scroggins sisters and occasionally some co-collaborators. They were one the most dynamic bands to come out of New York in the early 1980s. Yet, so many people have never even heard of them. ESG have […]

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Mr East Goes To The Movies: The Spirit of 45

May 14, 2013

Ken Loach’s documentary on the extraordinary achievements of the UK’s finest ever government, the Attlee administration, could hardly have been released at a more appropriate time, coinciding as it did with the coming into force in April of this year of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, which paves the way for the full scale privitisation […]

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Cameron has no Eurovision – It’s just another Tory Euroshambles

May 14, 2013

It is the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday. It is the annual shindig of some of the worst pop music you will ever hear in your lifetime. Our continental cousins take the Eurovision rather seriously, unlike old Blighty who (quite rightly) see it for what it is – an anti-music festival of kitsch, and a […]

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