From the daily archives:

Monday, May 12, 2014

#895: 1976, Gil Scott-Heron, Johannesburg

May 12, 2014

In his recent run-through of the songs we have posted from the current decade, George mentioned in passing the lack of political songs, and how they were fairly mainstream in our youth. There are a few exceptions, but where is Austerity Britain’s Ghost Town? What was an important current of popular music between Dylan and […]

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Back of the net with Ray North: The Final Whistle

May 12, 2014

Well, what a season. What a bloody season. We’ve seen it all: the chosen one was ill chosen, the special one parked the bus, the professor flattered to deceive, the reds rose and rose then stumbled and fell and Yaya and Vincent had enough class at the end of the day to steer themselves over […]

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Top of the Pops 2010s Special: Songs To Learn and Sing Readers ‘ Chart

May 12, 2014

This one has been in the pipeline for a while.  These posts take bleedin’ ages to put together because of the links, and I’ve had one or two other things on my plate of recent weeks.    However with the posting by Ray North of The Orwells’ The Righteous One, the first song from 2014 to […]

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Week 19: Villain – Boko Haram

May 12, 2014

This week’s villains are the Nigerian ‘Islamic’ group Boko Haram. I’ve put the word Islamic in inverted commas because this group of villainous bastards are an affront to every good Muslim who ever lived. Normally in our award for villainy we steer clear of religious nut cases and criminals – religious nut cases, because there […]

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