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The Most Ultra-Romantic-est Songs in the World… EVER!
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The Most Ultra-Romantic-est Songs in the World… EVER! I’m guessing no-one reading this is likely to celebrate Valentine’s day by buying their Signif. Other (or anyone they happen to want to get jiggy with) a double CD compilation of[…]

TANYA HEADON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (OF POST PUB MUSIC TELEVISION)
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TANYA HEADON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (OF POST PUB MUSIC TELEVISION)
From the off let’s get one thing straight. Post pub means but one thing to me. A dystopian future when all these lovely gin palaces have been destroyed and all the beautiful juniper[…]

THE VOLUMES — Live Performance, JHB, Sometime in late 2002
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I haven’t had much luck with live music. During high school, it proved cost-effective and adolescently satisfying to define my tastes, myself, against the blockbuster pick-of-the-late-90s alternasomething concerts (Live, anyone?) I didn’t[…]

Vindicated!
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Vindicated! I honestly never in my life thought I’d come across anyone else who liked ‘Calling America’ by ELO, which I heard once on the radio driving somewhere in a car when I was like, 12 or something. Years later, it was still i[…]

Kelly Osbourne – More Than Life Itself
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Kelly Osbourne – More Than Life Itself
Shut Up is an album of loud rocking songs, no doubt about that, don’t mess with Kelly O, oh no! Track eleven is the one you really need to hear, a bombastic hard rock ballad, that could have been sung by[…]

The Village Voice Pazz And Jopp poll is up
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My very rushed comments didn’t make it in though my kewl ballot did – anyway here is what I said about The Streets!
First of all the idea was that Mike Skinner was reinventing UK Garage, but perhaps understandably a music built on confide[…]

Everclear-Soccer Mom
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Everclear-Soccer Mom
The porn girl who “fucked in the bathroom of her highschool prom” and had a three some with her sister and her bf turns into a safe suburban republican “volvo driving soccer mom.” Instead of being upset, […]

Johnny Cash-Hurt
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Johnny Cash-Hurt
Trent Reznor hates, because he is young, and because to be young and hate sells records
Cash bleeds the novelty out of it, and resigns himself to an elder statesmans sadness.[…]

Velvet Underground-Jesus
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I am preparing my testimony for tomorrow’s Campus Crusade for Christ’s meeting, and this came on my head phones, thanks to a comp that I had just refound.
Thinking when this was made, in the time when Lou Reed was all about trannies, he[…]

Songs, songs, songs
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I’ve just been waiting for some songs to be released, here are some I’ve liked whilst watching the Box and MTV.
Sarah Whatmore — Automatic — She stole or if you like, borrowed her ‘oh’s’ form J Lo’s &#[…]

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