From the daily archives:

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Album Collection #18: 1967, The Velvet Underground and Nico, The Velvet Underground & Nico

October 28, 2013

Last week, NME published its Top 500 albums of all time, and on Friday we tried to come up with our own list. The Velvet Underground & Nico appeared prominently in both. Then yesterday, we had the shocking and awful news of Lou Reed’s death. ‘Groundbreaking’ is a much-overused term, but it is one that […]

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The Death of the Political Blog?

October 28, 2013

On Friday Sunny Hundal announced that the Liberal Conspiracy blog was coming to an end.  This is pretty significant news in the British political blogosphere, as it is one of the longest running political blogs (established as it was in 2005) and one of the most influential (it is currently ranked at No 5 in the […]

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#786: 1979, The Clash, Clampdown

October 28, 2013

So did you survive the super-storm? Bit of a damp squib wasn’t it? The crumbs on my toaster offer more collateral damage this morning. Anyway, here is a fantastic song to really blow the Monday morning cobwebs away. George East recently opened up an All That’s Left survey to list our own 20 greatest albums […]

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Week 43: Hero – John Major

October 28, 2013

Strange. During the 1992 General Election when we all lived together, we used to watch the ten o’clock news and award Prat of the Day, and the serial winner was John Major – there he was on his soap box, there he was getting egged, there he was whining on that awful comedic voice about […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #28: 1957, 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet)

October 28, 2013

Juror #6: ‘Well I’m not used to supposing.  I’m just a working man.  My boss does all the supposing, but I’ll try one.  Supposing you talk us all out of this, and the kid really did knife his father’ Talking of fathers.  It’s my Dad’s birthday today and he is responsible for so much of […]

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