Archives – 2007  

A Trigger Almanac: 2007
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Here’s a selection of some of the most entertaining/interesting posts on the site this year – thoroughly incomplete, as it doesn’t include much of the frothing ephemera that makes FT so good (in my partisan view). As usual when I lo[…]


Cuts Like A – er – Razor (UPDATE: With Picture Proving Point)
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I’ve seen Battlestar Galactica: Razor twice now, and I finally feel free to say that which I was scared of after the first viewing. Yes, it is an entertaining two hour film, filling in details which probably did not need to be filled in, but tellin[…]


did you think i would leave you crying, when there’s room on my toast ect ect
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so last night i discovered two inter-linked and utterly heartwarming cookery FACTS
one is that in cookery, if angels are played by OYSTERS then devils are played by PRUNES!
two is that in these recipes, for every horse (= small piece of toast) there […]

Captain’s Publog
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The following excerpt arrived in my inbox over Christmas and appears to be from the journal of an anonymous Merchant Navy skipper.
23rd December ’07
After 3 days fogbound, we found ourselves under clear skies in open sea. The navigator swiftly […]

Can’t make it all alone
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I’m in severe danger of starting to hate an excellent song. Not because of what “Fairytale Of New York” is – whole-hearted, rambunctious, sad and sentimental – but because of what it’s being used for: “the gr[…]

The Trouble With Pop: Avril Lavigne
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This is my favourite song of 2007: (more…)[…]

Freaky Trigger and the Lollards of Pop – Series 2, Week 6
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I haven’t listened to it all yet, so I still don’t know what happened in it either. Err someone put in a proper description some time, eh?

Pop Open Week 16
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Two more tracks for you to cogitate over. Don’t reveal who they are please![…]

The Trouble With Pop
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Freaky Trigger And The Lollards Of Pop is broadcasting a “Pop Special” tonight, entitled THE TROUBLE WITH POP. I’ll be hosting, there will be contributions from Mark Sinker, Kat Stevens, Tim Hopkins and a special letter from Frank K[…]

Poptimism – Lesson Festive Fifty
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Episode 50 in our ongoing mission


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