From the daily archives:

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mr East Goes To The Movies 2013: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

September 19, 2013

If you have read any reviews of David Lowery’s debut, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, you might be under the impression that this is another in that tradition of murderous lovers on the run from the law films such as Arthur Penn’s iconic Bonnie & Clyde or more recently Oliver Stone’s bombastic Natural Born Killers.  In […]

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Greece: Those Who Fail To Learn The Lessons Of History Are Condemned To Repeat It

September 19, 2013

This week’s awful murder of Greek anti-fascist rapper, Pavlos Fyssas, by a gang of 30 Golden Dawn members, in militia uniform has underlined the horrendous consequences of the brutal austerity regime imposed on Greece by the EU and IMF. Golden Dawn remember are an unashamedly neo-Nazi organisation, going to places that even the BNP will […]

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#761: 1975, John Fogerty, Rockin’ All Over the World

September 19, 2013

My esteemed colleague Jackie South mentioned on his last Songs To Learn And Sing posting that he could not add Status Quo’s Rockin’ All Over the World to the pantheon of songs on our list because “it would not pass the pub test.” I beg to differ. It is the ultimate guilty pleasure song. I […]

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The Alternative Lib Dem Conference Speech by Nick Clegg

September 19, 2013

“Fellow Liberal Democrats, I have in my hands two conference speeches. In my right hand, I have my official speech that has just been issued under embargo to the media. In my left hand, I have another speech – and this is the speech that I am going to give today. First of all. I […]

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