From the daily archives:

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mr East Goes To The Movies 2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel

May 1, 2014

Regular commentator Geoff Elliott remarked in his comment on Ray North’s recent Songs To Learn and Sing post of Neil Young’s glorious Cinnamon Girl, that Mrs East and I now have a young baby, I won’t be getting to the cinema so much.  That is no doubt very true.  The one upside of that for me […]

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#890: 1978, The Jam, English Rose

May 1, 2014

‘No matter where I roam  I will return to my English Rose‘ What more can I say….

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Oklahoma Execution: A Cruel and Unusual Punishment

May 1, 2014

Back in January, the state of Ohio won our Villain of the Week Award for the extraordinarily botched execution of Dennis McGuire.  The condemned was the unfortunate guinea pig of a new cocktail of lethal drugs that resulted in his death taking a hideous 24 minutes.  A witness described how McGuire choked to death making […]

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Why Grayling should resign following the collapse of Operation Cotton

May 1, 2014

Operation Cotton is a massive investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority into an allegation of the miss-selling of millions of pounds of worthless assets by various individuals – don’t ask me to go into too much detail about the case, because I can’t. And there’s a good reason I can’t – I haven’t read a […]

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World Cup Special #3: GROUP C

May 1, 2014

It’s getting closer, and as the domestic season draws to an exhilarating conclusion (I will soon be reminding Eddie K of our bet!), thoughts are starting to turn more tangibly to the World Cup – so, I’m turning to Group C – not so much the group of death, more the group of slow and […]

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