Archives – 2003 – April  

Sinead O’Connor-Gloomy Sunday
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The whole thing is absurd, a drama queens lament, an over the top gothic grief session for the overly dramatic, it has to be done with a certain starkness, because if it doesn’t it is camp melancholy.
This is where O’Connor works so wond[…]

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I’m having one of those days where everything sounds terrific, so please bear that in mind if I say something ridiculous, maybe something like ‘A.D.I.D.A.S.’ is the best single of the year so far. I’ve been wrong plenty of tim[…]

Let’s Do Lunch!
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Let’s Do Lunch!: Vintage Frank Kogan, on Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes, Times Square and Slade[…]

In case you somehow missed it,
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In case you somehow missed it, Ian Penman now has a blog.
If you don’t know who Ian Penman is or why you should care (whatthehellswrongwithyou?), hie thee hence.[…]

In Honour of Good Friday, ten unconventional songs about G-d, that move past messages of conversion, either to Gods side or against it.
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1) Rebel Jew-Silver Jews
The geography of Texas, the glory of a girl named Michelle and ‘The Rebel Jew, who died for you’ all tie in to an aching ballad that cries for a sense of liberation and freedom.
2) You’ve Gotta Serve Somebod[…]

I’m off to France for a week
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I’m off to France for a week, so no updates from me (and no Focus Group either, sorry). Hopefully NYLPM’s other contributors will pick up some of the slack and run riot while I’m away. Have a lovely Easter Weekend![…]

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If I were a painter I would spill great splashes of yellow and
red over the end of this trip
Because I am quite sure we were all a little mad
And that a raging delirium was bloodying the lifeless faces of
my travelling companions

Blaise Cendrars, La[…]

Would you believe me if I told you
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Would you believe me if I told you 102 Beats That Part 2 was finally up? No? Well don’t click that link then.
(It’s not ALL up – just the stuff I have, which is most of it. If you’re reading this and thinking ‘Blimey I d[…]

Tom’s Top Twelve
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Tom’s Top Twelve
JIMMY SPICER – “Super Rhymes”
BOOMKAT – “The Wreckoning”
JX – “Son Of A Gun”
MIS-TEEQ – “That’s Just Not[…]

JUNIOR SENIOR – “Chicks And Dicks”
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JUNIOR SENIOR – “Chicks And Dicks”
2003 is – commerically speaking – the Year Of The Ambiguous Pop Duo. t.A.T.u. are the most important band in Europe, of course; the White Stripes are at number one; Junior Senior’[…]


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