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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

#743: 1980, Altered Images, Dead Pop Stars

August 21, 2013

For the final song of our Scottish Songs to Learn and Sing week, I am returning to a Scottish band that have featured once before. For me, Glasgow’s Altered Images are one of the bands that sum up the early Eighties: in a musical Venn diagramme, they habit the intersection of pop, post-punk/New Wave and […]

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Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Northern Ireland

August 21, 2013

As I’m nearing the end of my fortnight in Northern Ireland, I thought I would share my top ten observations about the province. In no particular order of importance: 1. In Northern Ireland politics, identity trumps all I have already covered this one, but it is striking how different the terms for political discourse are. […]

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