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Poptimism – Lesson Twelve – with Pete Baran
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sugar and spice – Cryan shames
Step back in time – Kylie
Your Honor – Regina Spektor
Noyfriend – Shimura Curves
Movin Day – Holy Modal Roundels (more…)[…]

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I want a rainbow rubber with Che Guevara on it
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Never accuse over-priced stationer Paperchase of tardiness – the very second the season flipped over from the death-throes of Summer to crispy fresh Autumn, the window display in the Tottenham Court Road branch had an instant revamp. Any schoo[…]

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Carmodise That!
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Just started reading Dominic Sandbrook’s White Heat – as with the previous volume (a third is planned on the 1970s, hurrah), the anecdotes and local colour are easily as interesting as the analysis.
– Mary Whitehouse: ‘she esp[…]

Brandwatch: Smirnoff Source
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Another week, another new big idea from the drinks giants – Smirnoff Source is that holy grail of the alcopop sector, booze water. Or “alcoholic sparkling water” to give it its full title. Aside from the sparkling element yr reacti[…]

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The 32 Names Of Ghaddafi*
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Good ole whassisname. Libyan President. It changes a bit. Well here is how much it changes, from The Straight Dope. Why did I need to know? I guess because of the Opera which Asian Dub Foundation and the ENO have been kicking around like a football […]

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THE FT TOP 100 TRACKS OF ALL TIME No.69: Anthrax and Public Enemy – Bring The Noise
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YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH BOOOOOOOIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!
As soon as Flav appears after 6 seconds of, even for Anthrax, ridiculously fast heavy drumming, you knew something was up. This track takes the idea that Aerosmith and Run DMC (quite literally, in t[…]

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Re: Volver
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One of these people directed Volver. The rest are in it. Can you guess who is who?
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Top Of The League…OF VILLAINY
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So Manchester United are top of the Premiership eh? Its early doors I know, but it is impressive considering that currently several of their top players are also moonlighting as characters in the latest edition of DC Comics Martian Manhunter.
How to[…]

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Strawberry Applesauce
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JUST SAY NO.[…]

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Strawberry Applesauce
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‘Strawberry applesauce’ (APPLE SAUCE IS TWO WORDS) was mentioned by Pete in my previous post about the BK Stacker Quad burgz0r, but I refused to believe it. However, further googling confirms that yes – not only does Strawberry F[…]

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