From the daily archives:

Sunday, December 29, 2013

#827: 1990, Ride, Like A Daydream

December 29, 2013

Ah, Ride – with your lovely floppy fringes, and high cheekbones and nervous, shy, shoe gazing style and pleasant jangling guitars. We liked Ride back in the days when we lived above a kebab shop in Hackney, we played them a lot (I still love the covers of their EP’s) and indeed when we had […]

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Week 52: Villain – Vincent Tan

December 29, 2013

The final villain of 2013 is the manager of Cardiff City – Vincent Tan. Who the fuck is Vincent Tan anyway? Well, I’ll tell you what he is, he is the epitome of everything that is wrong about modern football. Football is at it’s best, when it matters to all those involved – not because […]

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Sad To See You Leaving 2013: Elmore Leonard

December 29, 2013

When Reservoir Dogs came out in 1992 one of the unusual things about the film  that both critics and audiences immediately latched onto was that chunks of the dialogue had nothing whatever to do with the plot – the characters just chewed the fat about stuff, like the ethics of tipping or the meaning of […]

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Sad To See You Leaving 2013: Eddie McGrady & Inez McCormack

December 29, 2013

2013 saw the death of two important figures in Northern Ireland, both born in County Down but in very different parts of that county. *** Eddie McGrady was very much the political embodiment of the south of the county, a rural part of Northern Ireland that is majority Catholic but, unlike similarly Catholic areas in […]

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Week 52: Hero – Erica Olivares

December 29, 2013

The final Hero of the Week Award for 2013 goes to Erica Olivares for speaking truth to power and ruining David Cameron’s photo opportunity The Christmas period has seen some dreadful weather – heavy rain, high winds.   This has resulted in flooding and transport chaos. On my way back to the in-laws on Christmas Eve […]

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