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I have no recollection at all of why I wanted to hear something by
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I have no recollection at all of why I wanted to hear something by Seely, and now Pitchfork have banged on so much about the Cure I’m not sure I still do. And yet…if anyone knows about the band, they could always set me straight.[…]

Bigheads need not apply
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Bigheads need not apply: it’s related to pop, tangentially – it’s just a shame (if not surprising) that people with this kind of understanding of the music aren’t working in the business directly.[…]

Napster — friend or foe?
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Napster — friend or foe?: the debate continues in Salon. I agree mostly with what the piece says, though I think the reason rock fans kvetch about the music industry was as much because it’s a cheap means of looking rebellious and indepen[…]

I know it’s more than slightly cheesy to blog your own site, but Mike’s piece on synths,
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I know it’s more than slightly cheesy to blog your own site, but Mike’s piece on synths, The Rock Machine Turns You On!, is by far the best-researched thing I’ve ever had the pleasure to publish and I’d urge anyone reading thi[…]

What is FoBo? According to Momus’ new
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What is FoBo? According to Momus’ new Thought For The Day, it’s “faux-bohemian”, and he likes it. Bit of a curate’s egg, this thought, though as usual worth reading: he’s at his best musing on the copyright crisis,[…]

HEAVENLY = “Atta Girl”
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HEAVENLY = “Atta Girl” (from the Various Artists album There And Back Again Lane, SARAH 100)
Predictably, since I started using blogger I’ve found myself reading a lot of blogs. When I’ve worked out which ones I like best I&#8[…]

PIXIES – “Motorway to Roswell”
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PIXIES – “Motorway to Roswell” (from the album Trompe Le Monde)
Well, I’ve finally come into agreement with the estimable Tom
Ewing: Trompe Le Monde is the Pixies’ finest album,
period.
While none of their albums disapp[…]

According to
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According to Bathysphere, there’s a new Smog album coming out. I’m excited, in a suitably morose, paranoid and lonely fashion.[…]

A fine piece on
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A fine piece on Serge Gainsbourg which I wish I’d read before writing my own essay.[…]

This is an excellent idea – an MP3 weblog:
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This is an excellent idea – an MP3 weblog: [EuroRanch MP3]. Of course, I have no idea what the bands are like.[…]

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  1. Thanks for writing these. It's nice to see some critical re-examination of the significant virtues of Cerebus, now that Sim…

  2. That's interesting too - slight embarassment to admit I've never read Berserk, I guess because when I was initially getting…

  3. I might add Kintaro Miura to the list of comparisons, Berserk’s unfinished nature aside. There’s a similar “watch him learn…

  4. That’s really interesting - and I might update the post to reflect that! I’ve obviously got some sympathy for Fiore’s…

  5. I loved reading this and I'm glad you're doing it. The Jaime/Oda/Ditko analogies are brilliant. One quibble: It's not the…