Posts from 30th October 2000

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The State Of UK Garage 2000

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The State Of UK Garage 2000. If you read Tim Finney’s Skykicking then you’ll have read this already, the blog entry which mutated into a full article. Otherwise if you’ve got any interest in UK Garage you’re in for enlightenment and a treat.

Julie London

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Julie London: Freaky Trigger remains crippled by the loss of its main server but it staggers on nonetheless, with the first of several new pieces today – an essay about Julie London and oldies, by me.

Bitchpork

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Bitchpork: you may well have seen this link elsewhere – it’s the unofficial (oh really?) Pitchfork message board. So far it is talking about the Albums Of The Year, as all music message boards everywhere ever must by law do, or they get their indie rock license taken away. I’ve put up two messages, which won’t even be interesting because if you read this you almost certainly know what I think about everything.

Billie Piper explains JFK’s death

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Billie Piper explains JFK’s death courtesy of Pop Skool. Very good animation, and for Josh, interactive pornographic bits too. From the people who brought us the tremendous TV Go Home, and the rubbish 11 O’Clock Show.

POP-EYE 29/10/00

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This week’s chart offers us an object lesson in fanbase loyalty. When a band have been going for a number of years, and have – to be frank – lost their bloom somewhat, and when the singles they release are sub-par outings, either ill-advised excursions into fresh genres or sickly reminders of former glories, then it is time for the ‘core fanbase’ to step in and save the day, commercially speaking.

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