From the daily archives:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Is Michael Gove the answer to the UK’s Education Crisis?

December 3, 2013

There are those who think very highly of Michael Gove – he is occasionally lauded as being from ‘humble origins’ as having a ‘great brain’ and, for being a ‘genuinely nice guy.’ I don’t care about any of these things – for all I care he could be a working class genius who always stands […]

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#813: 1979, Junior Murvin, Cool Out Son

December 3, 2013

I had been toying with posting a song from either of the great gigs I have been to since I last posted on Songs To Learn and Sing.  Last Thursday I saw the scandalously under-exposed Okkervil River at the Islington Assembly Halls (a great new addition to the smallish London venues putting on live music […]

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The Curse of Modern Living #10: Christmas

December 3, 2013

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… Welcome to December. Welcome to that annual global shindig where billions of people whip themselves into a decorative, consumer-based, gluttonous frenzy. Welcome to Christmas. For me, Christmas is a double edged sword. I like the look of excitement in my children’s faces and I quite like seeing […]

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The Album Collection #22: 1975, Patti Smith, Horses

December 3, 2013

We’ve been running through our favourite albums of all time recently here at All That’s Left (here are George’s, Charlie’s and Ray’s). This is mine. My mate George credits his dad with good musical taste that shaped his own. My dad too introduced me to some great stuff (Dylan, Van Morrison, Zeppelin, Springsteen), some other […]

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