Archives – 2014 – January  

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PWC14: Group C Match 1 (Colombia, Greece, Cote D’Ivoire, Japan)
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Our third game is the Group C curtain-raiser – bringing you Colombia, Greece, Cote D’Ivoire, and sleeping pop giant Japan. This group has been subject to a bit of upheaval as, very sadly, Colombia manager and Popular comments stalwart Pat[…]

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PWC14: Group B Match 1 (Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia)
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Today’s Pop World Cup game is the Group B opener. It’s a very open group – nowhere I think of as a real powerhouse in pop competition, so this is a strong opportunity for all four teams. Spain is managed by PWC veteran Carsmile Stev[…]

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Welcome To Violence: Mondo Topless
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“Recently” Al Ewing and Sarah Peploe came into possession of a box set containing “18 uplifting classics” (end quote) from the cinematic oeuvre of Russ Meyer. Heedless of the consequences, they have taken it upon themselves to watch and revie[…]

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The FT Top 100 Songs of All Time #4: Madonna -“Like A Prayer”
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Tom wrote about this on Popular here: so here is a project ending couple of thoughts.
“Life is a mystery”. But Madonna doesn’t mean a mystery like the kind Sherlock solves three times a year, or even the kind they solve using CSI in Las Vegas, […]

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PWC 14: Group A Match 1 (Brazil, Mexico, Cameroon, Croatia)
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Welcome managers and fans to the Pop World Cup 2014! Over the next few months 32 teams and over 100 songs will be fighting it out to be crowned Pop World Champions 2014. Who decides the winner? You do – by listening to the tracks for each match[…]

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All Our Friends: The Marvel Tumblrwave
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(Important disclaimer. I am something of a partisan, in that my brother is writing two monthly comics for Marvel. This partly explains why I’m so interested in their strategy, but I haven’t mentioned his titles in this piece. Oh, and Hazel Robins[…]

Popular Reader Question
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Hello –
As I ramp up the posting frequency on Popular again (hopefully an ongoing trend, though I’ve said THAT before) I realise I have very little idea about a potentially quite important thing.
If you’re a regular (or semi-regular[…]

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