From the daily archives:

Sunday, July 27, 2014

#914: 1976, The Modern Lovers, Roadrunner

July 27, 2014

Not only is this song, which so inspired the punk movement, long overdue an appearance on Songs To Learn and Sing, but also neatly ties in with marathon runner Steve Way’s deserved Hero of the Week Award. Its wonderfully simple proto-punk two chord structure and Velvets’ like use of an incessant repetitive rhythm, bizarrely took […]

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Week 30: Hero – Steve Way

July 27, 2014

This Week’s Hero of the Week Award goes to marathon runner Steve Way for showing that there is hope for all of us Today Steve Way came a very creditable 10th in the Commonwealth Games marathon on Glasgow. In doing so in a personal best time of 2hrs 15mins and 16 seconds.   Not bad at […]

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Week 30: Prat – Mazher Mahmood

July 27, 2014

This week Mazher Mahmood, “the Fake Sheikh” wins our award for being the biggest prat of the last seven days. The last two decades have seen revelation after revelation of celebrity human frailty and venality at the hands of the Fake Sheikh, the Brummie king of the undercover sting, Mazher Mahmood. This week, it was […]

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Week 30: Villain – David Ruffley MP

July 27, 2014

This week, we are bestowing our award for the greatest villain of the week on the Conservative Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds, David Ruffley This week, it was revealed that David Ruffley MP had been cautioned by the police for assaulting his partner back in March. The dean of the local cathedral met […]

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