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Born In The UK
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Sometime last night the beer-sodden shell of a thing then inhabiting my mortal frame posted a question on Twitter, and the question was this: what is the UK equivalent of “Born In The USA”? I dimly remember having a conversation about how[…]

The Annual Between Christmas And New Year Pub Crawl 2010: The City Rat
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It really may well be the tenth anniversary of the Annual Between Christmas And New Year Pub Crawl (FTABCANYPC or as we like to call it Fat Abs Canny PC). Every year since 2000 the drinkers of Freaky Trigger have spent the 29th Dece[…]

Cheesy Lover Christmas Special
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In between scoffing the piles of roast potatoes, mounds of gingerbread, oodles of mince pies, and white truffle macarons(!!!), I make time to try my special Christmas cheese. Carefully chosen and lovingly wrapped, and placed under the tree for me to […]

Why Blink?
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Here’s a pair of quotes from online stuff I read recently. First, Kevin Fanning on the Buffy musical episode:
“I asked Twitter people to send me their recommendations for the best episodes and the response was overwhelmingly in favor of O[…]

The Best Thing You* Wrote All Year
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*where “you” are the people on Twitter or Tumblr who answered the question, “What’s the best thing you wrote all year?”. This includes some very good people, so let’s celebrate the casting away of false modesty and[…]

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The Freaky Trigger Readers Poll 2010
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We are having our first ever Readers Poll this year! It’s only going to be a little poll, with just one category – the best tracks of the last year. If you’re reading this, and especially if you’re a regular reader or commente[…]

X-Factor Crystal Ball
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MIGHT CONCEIVABLY MAKE A GOOD RECORD BUT PROBABLY WON’T: One Direction.
MIGHT CONCEIVABLY MAKE A GREAT RECORD AS LONG AS WILL I AM KEEPS HIS GRUBBY PAWS OFF: Cher Lloyd
WILL MAKE A DISAPPOINTING BUT COMPETENT RECORD: Rebecca Ferguson
WILL MAKE […]

Freaky Trigger And The Lollards Of Pop (Series 4 – Week 13)
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This week the Lollards reflect on Fame, and if they too want to live forever. Brushes with celebrity, real or fictional, the correct way to get an autograph of of a celebrity and the Panto – the SI unit of notoriety. And yes, wherever there is […]

Freaky Trigger And The Lollards Of Pop (Series 4 – Week 12)
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Another week, another conversation. This time I welcome a terrifyingly well-informed team of Magnus Anderson, Al Ewing and Martin Skidmore to talk about something I (demonstrably, audibly) know very little about – the history, present and pract[…]

Freaky Trigger And The Lollards Of Pop (Series 4 – Week 11)
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DJ Steve Braiden joins Alex Macpherson and host Elisha Sessions on Resonance FM 104.4 to talk about the furrow of club music being busily excavated by Night Slugs and associated factions. We hear an interview with Girl Unit (aka Phil Gamble), we talk[…]

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