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Omargeddon #41: Omar Rodríguez-López & John Frusciante
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I bought the Omar Rodríguez-López & John Frusciante CD upon its re-release in 2012 through his partnership with the Sargent House label, eagerly anticipating a thick-cut shredfest capable of clearing the earwax of everyone within a 2-kilometre […]

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22nd Freaky Trigger Annual Between Christmas And New Year Pub Crawl (#FTABCANYPC22): The Shepherd (Market) Crook
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As revealed last Sunday, we are finally realising an ambition of mine, to go all upper class and hoity-toity and do the Pub Crawl in Mayfair. In particular, I have always wanted to do Shepherd Market, though it is not actually that close to other pub[…]

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Omargeddon #40: Ciencia De Los Inútiles
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By now, it should be abundantly clear that owing to my total lack of even the most rudimentary understanding of music theory or technique, Omargeddon reviews are emotionally driven. As such, I’m forever trailed by a weird sense of, if not outright […]

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Omargeddon #39: The Clouds Hill Tapes Parts I, II & III
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Omar Rodríguez-López is famously prolific, so I knew at some point during this project that my to-review list would increase; my only surprise was that it wasn’t sooner. The Clouds Hill Tapes Parts I, II & III were released during Summer Lock[…]

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#FearOfMu21c #14 – 2016-2018
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2016 is my moment of maximum disconnect with current music – aside from Lemonade I doubt I could even name an LP from that year. It was a tough time personally, too – the market research firm I worked for decided to beta-test an experimen[…]

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FearOfMu21c #12 – 2013
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The next few years are my ‘lost’ ones – like a demographic cliche, I turned 40 and began steadily to lose touch with contemporary music, pop or otherwise. By mid-decade I was caring less about current music than at any point since 1[…]

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Fear Of Mu21c #7: 2007
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In 2007 I fulfilled my teenage dream and became a Music Journalist, jumping straight into the position of being a paid columnist with free rein to write about anything I liked at two different, highly respected publications. It’s hard to overst[…]

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Fear Of Mu21c #6: 2005/2006
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By 2005 I’d been a music blogger for 5 years: it seemed like long enough, so I shut down New York London Paris Munich – Freaky Trigger continued as a generalist site with some pop music elements. Maybe at the back of my mind was a sense t[…]

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Omargeddon #38: Killing Tingled Lifting Retreats
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Every review I write is a quivering pile of jelly, andwith every ill-informed take, I sling another batch on an ooze mountainwhich is certain to eventually collapse, trapping me in its slimy prison,deafening in a crashing cacophony of colour.I can&#8[…]

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Omargeddon #37: El Bien y Mal Nos Une
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I am making a concerted effort to both seek and recognise joy, in whatever form it takes, as often as possible. As such, I am recognising the shit out of the sheer unmitigated joy experienced at the Mars Volta’s Troxy show and the ripples of yay th[…]

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