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The Most Important Game Ever Made #10: The Stoneatles Vs. The Beatones
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It’s ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, guest-starring the Uptight BBC Voiceover Man:

Don’t criticise what you can’t understand, square-o.
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BEENIE MAN ft MYA – “Girls Dem Suga”
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One of the really glorious bits of early-decade fusion pop: a Neptunes beat, a dancehall star, a supersweet pop-R&B chorus from Mya, everything bubbling and blending in the summer heat.
But that beat! The Neptunes could be frustrating, especiall[…]

The Most Important Game Ever Made #9: Workin’ In A Cool Mine
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And we’re back.

The Beatlebots continue to rock the Ed Sullivan show with ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, which the actual Beatles never played on the show, at any time, ever. Beatles, Cheatles more like etc etc etc… actually, at[…]

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Vacherin Fribourgeois Crepi (Cheesy Lover #24)
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Cheese stats: Raw cow’s milk, semi-hard cheese from Switzerland, bought from KäseSwiss
This cheese has a dark, crumbly, dusty grey rind, and contrasting pale creamy yellow interior.
The inside of this cheese is BEEFY – a huge blast of um[…]

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The Ingredients are in the NAME!
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The Dictionary of Drink has the noble aim of being ‘a guide to every type of beverage’ and is the kind of thing one can happily browse for hours during a lazy session in the pub. We found a copy in the very fine King Charles I off Cally R[…]

Well at least it keeps my feet warm
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Dreams: a funny old business. I have particularly vivid and bonkers ones and always have, with lurid M C Esher-gets-drunk-with-Dali vertigo ones a speciality. I had always attributed these to my generally going to bed slightly the worse for wear, onc[…]

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19 Buddy Acts Whose Names Were Deemed Interesting Enough To Be The Title Of The Show Despite Not Actually Being Notable At All
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Remember them? Early eighties Stephen J.Cannell buddy show. The sit being Hardcastle was a retired judge, McCormick his last case, and together they chased down criminals who had slipped through the legal system to catch them in the act. Law & Or[…]

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Lunch with Katie (Cheesy Lovers 20 – 23)
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I met up with Katie for a cheesy Friday Borough Market lunch-and-review the other week.

This is our lunch! Clockwise from the top left you have salty ricotta, Raschera, St Denis and Roquefort.
Raschera
Mostly cow, with a bit of sheep, Italian, from […]

DIXIE CHICKS – “Not Ready To Make Nice”
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I’ve never really cared about the Dixie Chicks beyond this record, and I had to look up what they did that was so terrible. So I don’t like “Not Ready To Make Nice” (embedding disabled) because of its political relevance, but […]

SUBEENA – “Boksd”
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A few weeks back The Lex alerted me to this as part of a raft of stuff he was calling, somewhat reluctantly, “post-dubstep”. Not his coinage, but I was immediately heartened. Not only was the music excellent I also knew that no matter wha[…]

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