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Two things I heard last night
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Two things I heard last night:
i) Axl Rose has found God,
ii) Snakebite is actually illegal because you can’t guarantee the ABV. Pete, is this true?
I also got to put the ‘on own in pubs’ theory to the test. What I did:
a) mooched a[…]

(Continuing the review re-runs, while I do other stuff…)
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(Continuing the review re-runs, while I do other stuff…)
BUCKCHERRY – “Lit Up”
Don’t don’t do it: my hunch is that more great music has been made on cocaine than on any other pop star drug. Certainly the 90s had a […]

Pitchfork review the Clientele
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Pitchfork review the Clientele – don’t like it much. Memo: more exotic instrumentation and high-concept song-suites next time, Alasdair![…]

“The Seventies Were The Coolest Decade Ever
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“The Seventies Were The Coolest Decade Ever….Because Of All My Mates!” – it’s Victor Bockris talking about the 1970s as the nexus of all good things in post-war American culture, actually quite interestingly. Possibly he[…]

The Vocoder Revival
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The Vocoder Revival, drawing the comparison – obvious but one which had passed me by – between the fact that Vocoders are all over 00s pop like measles and the 1970s wah-wah boom. A thought occurs to me: possibly the Vocoder plague is a s[…]

Eine Kline Bongwater
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(With customary apology to newcomers to the relative obscurity of this item. I rip the piss out of John Lennon below. And indeed on most of the other pages too.)
A tribute to both classical prodigy and early death boy Mozart and the late eighties US […]

As any publican will tell you, you do officially have to be 18 to get served alcohol in a pub
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As any publican will tell you, you do officially have to be 18 to get served alcohol in a pub. I can assure you that by the age of 18 any girlie worth her MAC lipliner will have been practising the application of makeup for, ooh, at least 10 years. T[…]

I’m a liberal soul
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I’m a liberal soul, and I would have no significant objection to any discreet self-grooming within the confines of the pub. However, my tolerance for such behaviour is low, and if I suspected a flying fragment of fingernail had landed in my por[…]

Murray Lachlan Young
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Murray Lachlan Young picked his toes in the pub.[…]

Apologies for changing the subject
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Apologies for changing the subject particularly as this thought struck me whilst visiting Headington’s Mirabai Tandoori, not in fact a pub, but some guidelines should surely be adopted by pub owners on the display of old awards.
Let me explain:[…]

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