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STICKING TWO FINGERS UP AT DJANGO REINHARDT
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STICKING TWO FINGERS UP AT DJANGO REINHARDT
So you are a young Romany lad, making your way in the world sitting round the campfires of France. Disaster strikes, and in a freak (some say pre-meditated by a tune hating god) accident you burn your hands[…]

Pubs as vital social organs in villages.
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Pubs as vital social organs in villages. This Guardian story is heart warming stuff (unless you are the landlord in question of course) – though it is tainted by the hand of CAMRA a touch. It does put in mind the idea though that a country pub […]

God bless the free market!
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God bless the free market!: caution, contains picture which might disturb.[…]

DENIM – It Fell Off The Back Of A Lorry
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DENIM – It Fell Off The Back Of A Lorry
It’s not all gloom round mine, obviously. One thing I’ve been listening to a lot is Disky’s wonderful Wow…That Was The 70s! box set, and in turn that’s opened a window into m[…]

Pitchfork on
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Pitchfork on Dawson’s Creek – no, no, flame off, it’s a good piece! A very interesting bit of behind-the-scenes research by Chris Dahlen on how up-and-coming indie bands are getting their songs on Creek which exposes along the way t[…]

Tom’s Top Ten!
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Tom’s Top Ten!
CHESTER P – “The Wickerman Theory”
THE PIPKINS – “Gimme Dat Ding”
MALIK – “N’Touma”
DENIM – “It Fell Off The Back Of A Lolly”
LAID BLAK – “[…]

Important 102 Beats That News
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Important 102 Beats That News: if you haven’t done your 102 Beats That entry, can you get it done before March 7th please? (That’s two weeks time). If you’re interested in helping us write the ‘missing’ entries ourselves[…]

I HATE MUSIC NOT STRICTLY TRUE LYRIC WATCH: CHRISTINA AGUILERA – Beautiful
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“I am beautiful, in every single way”
To be fair Tina, this isn’t strictly true is it. For example you are not beuatiful in that way which is obviously apparent to the naked eye. Which, oddly, is the usual meaning of the word beauti[…]

PET SHOP BOYS – “Kings Cross”
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“I’ve been guilty of hanging around.” Yeah, me too: the last month or so I’ve turned my life into a lobby, never writing, neglecting everything except eating and sleeping, coming to life three or four times a week when I go ou[…]

Rosmary Clooney and Bing Crosby-On a Slow Boat To China
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Rosmary Clooney and Bing Crosby-On a Slow Boat To China
Clooney and Crosby talk over each other, interupt, butt in, convince, cajole. it is not the call and response that is normal in vocal jazz. This means you cannot hear all the words and because […]

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