Archives – 1999 – July  

The Greatest Record Ever Made
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What was the worst you were hurt? And was it as bad as this?
A simple piano figure echoes through the emptiest room in creation, its notes caked with dust and maybe regret, repeating until it stops being any kind of melody and becomes the sad up and […]

Secret Language – Brands In The Age Of Pop
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What is The Matrix? Mostly, an advert. The vehicle of communication, transport and ultimate liberation in this modern-and-knows-it film isn’t the dowdy, sinister computer but the telephone, specifically the Nokia mobile […]

It’s All Right
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The Chemical Brothers – Surrender
There’s very little that’s tougher to write about than enjoyable music. Should you blunder across a record that harrows your soul or corrodes your skull or scrapes your brainstem with iron claws, we[…]

The Best Of Funny Folk
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This is a selection of the Funny Folk cartoons which ran on Freaky Trigger during 1999. Script and Art by Al Ewing except * where Script is by Al and Tom Ewing.
“Choke – it’s predicted DOOM – for ME!”
“I’ll &[…]

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  1. Firstly thank you for the work you do in starting this blog and keeping it going. I first discovered it…

  2. A good article, and all praise to your great endeavour over the last two decades. Though I should hope that…

  3. One of the best things I've read about art all year. Congrats on the first 1k and looking forward to…

  4. Well done for getting this far, and capping the first 1,000 with these essays. I discovered FreakyTrigger and Popular through…

  5. Astonishing read. I don't know if any of this is going to make sense, but thank you, Tom, for this…

  6. Thank you, Tom, for many years of enjoyable, insightful, reading. Really something that has endured and has proven its worth…

  7. Tom, thank you for such thoughtful reflections on Popular and the charts. I really enjoyed them, just as I’ve really…