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Weekend Friends

I wrote the back cover blurb to a book. iJamming! Pub and Comments regular, and my occasional DJ partner, the many they call McCutcheon, was daft enough to take my...
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Give The Man A Knighthood

“Was (Princess) Diana a good person? No, she was a muck-raking, fucking jealous little bitch, who married into a family knowing damn well that faith and love and truth are...
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Going Up In The World: The Apocalypse Reunion

On June 21,1984, having recently turned 20, I broke up the band I’d been in since I was… well, since I was 8 years old and told everyone that I...
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Friday Thoughts…

It took old media over 500 years, from the advent of the printing press on down through to the present day to produce so magnificent a bore as, say, Frank...
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Who’s Biggest…

It’s been Paul Weller‘s week in the UK, we know that. And there’s been no shortage of his old interviews dug up, rehashed and requoted to make the most of...
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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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