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Simon Reynolds’ Unfaves of 2000
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Simon Reynolds’ Unfaves of 2000 – the link on his page doesn’t work, but this one does. TREMBLE! as Aaliyah gets a dissing. QUAKE! as progressive trance comes under the hammer. NOD! as Reynolds says some very sensible things about N[…]

Now I’m the last person to big up Travis
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Now I’m the last person to big up Travis (no – that isn’t true, everyone else on NYLPM are probably the last person – but that still puts me in the last thirteen). However listening to Sing by Travis it occurs to me that it is[…]

FT vs the Cockfarmers: Update
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FT vs the Cockfarmers: Update: The cockfarmers have won. Ha! OK, no, the situation re. the domain name is that we’ve not got it and that you should under no circumstances go to freakytrigger.com and give the people who do any money. As least if[…]

AALIYAH feat. TIMBALAND – “We Need A Resolution”
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“The problem is,” my friend is saying, “That people see relationships as a zero-sum game.” And while I’m talking to her Aaliyah is saying “Who should be hurt? Who should be blamed?”, ’cause someone has […]

The Washington Post on Spin on punk
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The Washington Post on Spin on punk: My. I thought the description of Unknown Pleasures sounded good. Via Us Against Them.[…]

Sad news…
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Sad news…
It seems that freakytrigger.com is no more.
The domain name was up for renewal. I wrote to my hosts – nothing. I wrote to my current ISP requesting a transfer – they said they couldnt without the host’s permission. W[…]

well, tom…
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well, tom, as dan indicates over on his blog, i’d bet that it has something to do with the de rigeur condescending attitude towards pop expressed in the slighting of black box, but it also rankles further: it praises st. etienne, the pop group […]

There is something really irritating
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There is something really irritating about this Saint Etienne review that I can’t quite put my finger on. It’s by my least-favourite Pitchfork reviewer but it’s not quite the style and it’s not his specific opinions on the mus[…]

The Washington
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The Washington, Belsize Park
Despite being named after a place in that most septic of countries, the Washington dazzles you with its charms from the moment you enter. The moment I entered was delayed somewhat whilst giving some cheery young moppets a[…]

Hand-dryers
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A timely appraisal of this temperamental machine. Have you noticed the suspicious cartel of hand-dryer manufactures based either in Stanmore, Mx or Hemel Hempstead, Herts? Probably not, but I have, because I have paternal relatives in both of these u[…]

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