From the daily archives:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

#882: 1963, Gerry and the Pacemakers, You’ll Never Walk Alone

April 16, 2014

I was going to keep this song to one side, on the off chance that Liverpool won the title, but then I heard Gerry Marsden singing it at Anfield on the 25th Anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy and I thought that it was more pertinent to celebrate that event with this song. People forget that […]

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Mr East Goes To The Movies 2014: Only Lovers Left Alive

April 16, 2014

Jim Jarmusch was one of the first American independent directors I really got into.   With his distinctive white quiff and his tendency to cast rock icons in his films like Tom Waits in Down By Law and Joe Strummer and Screaming Jay Hawkins in Mystery Train, there was an effortless cool about him and his […]

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UKIP and The Decline of The Times

April 16, 2014

I am not old enough to remember the apparent halcyon days of the Times before Rupert Murdoch got his grubby hands on the paper.  For me it has pretty much always been the weakest of the broadsheets.  With The Financial Times someway in the lead as the newspaper to be most relied upon for its […]

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