Daily Archives: 22 June, 2005

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WAY TO PROMOTE YOUR SOLO ALBUM, DUDE

Billy Corgan celebrates the release of his debut solo album The Future Embrace by taking out a full page ad in home-town paper the Chicago Tribune, announcing that he’d sooner...
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THIS IS WHY WE HATE THE VOICE

As any long-suffering reader knows, Village Voice music critics are paid NOT to offer their actual opinions on an album, only to pontificate in ever-longer roundabout sentences that rarely reach...
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FOG OVER THE CHANNEL: CONTINENT CUT OFF

Talking of The Nation’s Favourite (that’s with an ‘ou’ for once), the same day I stick Radio 1 on my computer desktop, it’s announced that the BBC’s flagship station will...
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SAL’S THE MAN

I was on Daddy Duty last night and took Campbell to see Madagascar. (Totally harmless fun. Though Chris Rock is about as subtle a voice-over actor as he is a...
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ON THE SUBJECT OF BEER…

I wouldn’t want to take responsibility for this, but you never know. When I met thousandbars adventurer Dan Freeman at Park Slope’s premier pub The Gate a few weeks back...
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STILL ON THE SUBJECT OF BEER

"Stewing in my own alcoholic juices, I flipped open my phone scanning the names of people who might be out and about. I realized that I hadn’t talked to many...
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ON THE SUBJECT OF RELATIONSHIPS (AND BREAK-UPS)

This Sunday is my wedding anniversary. Hang on, OUR wedding anniversary. And yesterday, I was so busy explaining to my long-suffering wife why I have to spend it at Irving...
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ON THE SUBJECT OF JUNE 21st

…Then yesterday must have been the 20th Anniversary of The Longest Day, when U2 headlined Milton Keynes Bowl. Faith Brothers, whom I was managing at the time, were the opening...
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