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But I’m Different Now?

Our Landlady Shona has already posted this picture in the Pub, but having woken up to also find it in my InBox, I feel duty bound to share it with...
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England’s No.1…. through No. 50

Blame the Arctic Monkeys. Seems like the British music press can’t stop celebrating how wonderful British music is right now. Just a few weeks ago, the NME ran its list...
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Life From A (Airplane) Window

“Up Here I Can See The World.” (‘Life From A Window,’ The Jam, This Is The Modern World, 1977) Up here I can read British newspapers and magazines while watching...
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Media Musing #5

(And this is the last one from last week. After all, there’s a brand new Film and Music section out today to enjoy, complete with a celebration of The Jam...
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Media Musing #4

In the Guardian’s Film & Music section of Jan 27, Paul Morley was given far too many words to enthuse about the Arctic Monkeys – or rather, to enthuse how...
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Random Brilliant Records

Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder By The Time I Get To Arizona – Public Enemy And in case you don’t get the reference, try this link:...
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What If They Gave It Away?

Last Friday we were talking about groups and independent labels giving away their music for free. This Friday we can talk about Sony BMG doing the same thing. At least,...
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New Jersey: So Good They Couldn’t Think of a Name For It

The poor old so-called Garden State suffers an inferiority complex the size of its Turnpike. No matter that it’s the home of a vast shoreline of sandy beaches and wild...
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