From the daily archives:

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

#961: 1969, Nick Drake, Cello Song

November 25, 2014

On this day, forty years ago, Nick Drake died. In many ways, Drake is England’s greatest lost artistic genius – an incredible talent, wonderfully gifted in so many ways – an athlete as a boy he gave up all his sport to play the guitar and write folk tunes; a keen and able scholar, he […]

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So, what is the Conservatives’ ‘End Game’?

November 25, 2014

What do they ultimately want? What is the ultimate utopian Britain for Conservatives like David Cameron and George Osborne? It’s an important question this, because I fear that if they prevail in the next election, it’s going to take a hell of a lot to stop them from finally creating their neo-liberal conservative heaven. So, […]

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#960: 1961, Jimmy Ruffin, Don’t Feel Sorry For Me

November 25, 2014

As I mentioned in my Cine-East Film Club post on Saturday Night Fever a couple of weeks back I recently saw Northern Soul, a film which is, as the title suggests, about the northern soul movement of the 1970s.  The film isn’t up to much but is a damn sight better than another recent film […]

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