From the daily archives:

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

#889: 1996, Garbage, Stupid Girl

April 30, 2014

My posting of Brody Dalle’s Meet the Foetus/ Oh the Joy, featuring Shirley Manson, reminded me that we had yet to post anything by the Edinburgh singer here at Songs to Learn and Sing. I’ve always had a bit of time for her sticking-two-fingers-up-at-the-world-when-I-can-be-arsed attitude. So, here’s a track from eighteen years ago, sampling the […]

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Patrick Mercer: Asking Questions Like It’s 1994

April 30, 2014

Cash for questions?  Really?  Are MPs incapable of learning anything from the recent past.    Are they really that venal and moronic?   In the case of Patrick Mercer it would seem so.  This is normally time to dig out that old quote from Marx about history repeating itself first as tragedy and then as farce.  But […]

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Farage bottles Newark – but what does that tell us about UKIP?

April 30, 2014

The resignation of the disgraced Tory MP Patrick Mercer will see a by-election in Newark sometime this spring – I’ll leave the psephological analysis and overview to the wonderful Jackie South. But the first interesting bit of political intrigue was the decision of UKIP leader Nigel Farage, not to stand. Now, if we know anything […]

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