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Divine Unspiration
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I have been reading through some josh blog archives and I saw to my horror that Josh slipped the Divine Comedy’s milky “Generation Sex” past me at the end of a month. Now then, I came to NYLPM to praise Josh and not to diss him, but[…]

ADVENT CALENDAR OF FILTH 9. FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD – The Power Of Love
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ADVENT CALENDAR OF FILTH
9. FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD – The Power Of Love
A close runner-up to Jona Lewie in the pledging-things-that-are-not-strictly-neccessary-now-are-they stakes, this. Holly Johnson’s love, unlike his voice, is strong[…]

A Loafer’s Discourse
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A Loafer’s Discourse is about Kirsty MacColl today. Sort of.[…]

Napster Nazis Nobbled
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Napster Nazis Nobbled: Eurolaw vs the Internet, again. But what’s this? “Napster’s usage Ts&Cs prohibit the use of the service for the exchange of material likely to incite violence.” Now then, it seems that quite a lot o[…]

The Pre-Nap
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You should go and read wolf 359‘s neat memoir of his days on the pirate FTP underground. Like most world-changing scenes, then, the Napster Nation has cooler, more dangerous, precedents: I like this, it gives things a feeling of legitimacy. Rol[…]

Melody Maker Remembered
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Melody Maker Remembered: from, unexpectedly, Salon – this is ex-writer Cath Carroll writing elegantly about why the music papers mattered.[…]

27. BACKSTREET BOYS – Shape Of My Heart
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27. BACKSTREET BOYS – Shape Of My Heart
As he steps out of the shower and starts to pat down his wet hair Alan finds himself humming a song he can’t quite place. It’s something he heard on the radio, quite serious and tuneful, but t[…]

Kirsty MacColl dies in boating accident
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Kirsty MacColl dies in boating accident. I’m not sure if NYLPM is the place to announce this, especially considering that only last night in the pub I was doing my usual schtick about Kirsty MacColl on backing vocals equalling end of career (th[…]

R For R’s Sake
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I’m not sure if it’s up on the website yet, but the NME has picked Queens Of The Stone Age’s Rated R as its album of the year. Now, Rated R is not a great album – it rocks along in a fun way, but the hooky promise of the best […]

The Freaky Trigger Pop Music Focus Group, November 2000
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The Freaky Trigger Pop Music Focus Group, November 2000: why oh why do I do this to myself? Anyway, here we are – thirty-six pages of commentary, critiques, and crudities on the last six months’ singles. Swearier than ever! Thanks to ever[…]

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