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(Even) Great(er) News For All Our Readers! (& Voters)
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This post is being cross-posted to my website Freaky Trigger (freakytrigger.co.uk) and to my Patreon, and also being promoted on the Peoples Pop account on Twitter as it concerns the FATE of all three. The post goes into the details of it all but for[…]

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The 21st Freaky Trigger Annual Between Christmas And New Year Pub Crawl (FTABCANYPC): A Lambeth Walk
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After two postponed years, the Pub Crawl is back and back where it belongs on the 29th December. Join us as we tour North Lambeth, take a walk down Lower Marsh, visit old haunts where we used to dance, and drink some drinks of your choice (alcohol st[…]

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Omargeddon #33: Equinox
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Equinox dropped around an emotionally fraught and very weird time; it was released on 01 January 2013, and Cedric officially quit The Mars Volta via Twitter twenty-two days later. As a result, it completely passed me by, although many things did at t[…]

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Which Decade Is Tops For Pops? – the podcast.
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And so, 11 years after it was clobbered by the mother of all imposter syndromes (for which sincere belated apologies are due), Which Decade Is Tops For Pops? returns as a podcast, each episode comparing six singles that were in the same position in t[…]

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Omargeddon #32: Roman Lips
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Hooray! Finally, after ‘breaking a decade of omertà,’ the eponymous new Mars Volta album is here! I’ve been hoping for this moment for so long, and yet now that it’s finally happened, I’ve been weirdly reluctant to listen as obsessively as[…]

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Omargeddon #31: Megaritual
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When I started this project four years ago, I said Maybe by the time I finish, the Mars Volta will have confirmed their reunion, complete with a triple-album release and world tour starting with a week’s residency in London. I can dream!
IT’S HAP[…]

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Omargeddon #30: Zapopan
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Friends, so far 2022 has been exactly as lousy as it is brilliant, both on a personal and a global scale. And while I do feel somewhat obligated to keep well-informed about current events, they’re far too packed with the constant rollback of basic […]

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Omargeddon #29: Xenophanes
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Despite the fact that I haven’t listened to an actual, physical CD in many years, a select few hold an almost talismanic power over me. Unfortunately, after various flat-decantings over the years, my once-alphabetised CD collection has become consi[…]

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Omargeddon #28: Minor Cuts and Scrapes in the Bushes Ahead
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There comes an inevitable moment during every long, pointless passion project when a person begins to seriously question why it seemed like such a good idea. I passed this point during the first lockdown, when, like many others, I was both fascinated[…]

2021: Grandson Of Poll!!
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Writing this proved to be an extremely slow process for all sorts of tedious reasons, but here are my notes on DAY 3 of the 2021 poll. Now long since completed but you can listen along on YouTube here – some true greats in this stretch.

 
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