From the daily archives:

Sunday, June 9, 2013

#705: 1990, Pixies, Cecilia Ann

June 9, 2013

Here at Songs To Learn and Sing, we have slipped effortlessly from a theme week of songs celebrating gay genius to one, at Bobby West’s request, of instrumentals. The Pixies‘ cover of faux-Sixties surf tune Cecilia Ann was a fantastic opener to their third full album, Bossanova.  The original instrumental was by a band called […]

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Week 23: Prat – Ed Balls

June 9, 2013

This Week’s Prat of the Week Award goes to Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls. A year or so ago, in fact not even a year, about ten months ago, I got quite excited by the Labour Party. True Ed Miliband might have some charisma issues, whilst Ed Balls is kind of weird in a cold way, […]

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Week 23: Villain – David Cameron

June 9, 2013

This Week’s Villain of the Week Award goes to David Cameron for turning the Patrick Mercer/lobbying sleaze story into an excuse to financially compromise the Labour Party by attacking trade union funding mechanisms. Over the past 20 years, whenever there is a lobbying abuse scandal at Westminster, the government immediately announces that they intend to […]

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Week 23: Hero – The Guardian

June 9, 2013

This Week’s Hero of the Week is The Guardian newspaper for its expose of the extent of Government surveillance of on-line communications both in the US and the UK There is a lot of talk in the media world of newspapers being in terminal decline.  The internet era has made us used to being able […]

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