From the daily archives:

Monday, September 29, 2014

Week 39: Hero – Harry Smith

September 29, 2014

This week, 91 year old Harry Smith scoops our award for the greatest hero of the last seven days for his speech at the Labour Party Conference I have asked numerous Labour Party members who made the journey to Manchester for this year’s conference what their opinion of it all was. Whether Blairite or leftie, […]

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#939: 2014, King Creosote, For One Night Only

September 29, 2014

Scotland has been in the news quite a lot this summer. The Commonwealth Games, The Ryder Cup, and a certain vote that took place on September 18th… Tonight’s choice of song reflects this flurry of newsworthy activity from North of the Border. It comes from the marvellous King Creosote and the song For One Night […]

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Week 39: Villain – Nigel Farage

September 29, 2014

This week’s villain is leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage. ‘Oh, he’s such a man of the people,’ ‘He’s the type of bloke I’d like to go for a pint with.’ ‘At least he addressing the issues people are really bothered about.’ Bolloxs, bollox, bollox – Nigel Farage is a villain of the first order, a […]

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#938: 1964, Marianne Faithfull, As Tears Go By

September 29, 2014

This pick comes courtesy of the ever reliable Later…With Jools Holland this week, where Marianne Faithfull performed this, in the cracked, husky voice that is the legacy of her years of heroin addiction and the two years she spent living on the streets of Soho in the early Seventies. Whilst her life has ultimately been […]

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