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Being back home means being back in front of the telly again for the first time in a little while.
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Being back home means being back in front of the telly again for the first time in a little while. Also, because it’s Christmas it also means looking at the listings in the Radio Times, which throws up a few depressing tidbits, such as the fact[…]

A Long Hot Summer
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A Long Hot Summer by Masta Ace
Most of my albums of the year are ones where I’ve seen plenty of discussion about them on I Love Music – Streets, Big And Rich, Smile, Tom Waits, Dizzee and so on. I just did a search on this album title, an[…]

Mark S’ excellent experiments in cooking (see the post directly below this post) — especially his adventures in gingerbread-making and theories about raisins — remind me greatly of J.J. Thomson’s slightly bonkers
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Mark S’ excellent experiments in cooking (see the post directly below this post) — especially his adventures in gingerbread-making and theories about raisins — remind me greatly of J.J. Thomson’s slightly bonkers “plum p[…]

THE DADDINO FAMILY TREASURY OF CHRISTMASES PAST Tropical Punch
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THE DADDINO FAMILY TREASURY OF CHRISTMASES PAST
Tropical Punch
Today I’d like to share with a recipe that’s been a feature of Daddino family Christmases for decades:
TROPICAL PUNCH
1 lage watermelon
1 46-ounce can (about 6 cups) red Hawa[…]

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THE DADDINO FAMILY TREASURY OF CHRISTMASES PAST Christmas 1979
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THE DADDINO FAMILY TREASURY OF CHRISTMASES PAST
Christmas 1979

I’m wearing one ugly fucking t-shirt: batik (again), blue, a non-licensed Snoopy carrying balloons, extra-clingy to show off my complete lack of physique. Plus I have to wear glass[…]

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THE SQUARE TABLE 25 / KYLIE MINOGUE & THE SCISSOR SISTERS – “I Believe In You”
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POP FACTOR: 760 CONTROVERSY RATING: 187

This one has it all!*
– Classy Cocktail Kylie but with added good song!
– Smooth and modish production
– Genuinely good lyrics (“I don’t believe I’d fall in love just topass[…]

Miike again
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Miike again – surprisingly, Izo doesn’t seem to have made much of an impact since its UK premiere a few months ago. Unsurprisingly, it made quite the impact on me. Difficult, though not for the reasons one would have expected. The almost […]

The Pogues in Brixton
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The Pogues in Brixton
I was lying flat in a London Osteopathy clinic last night. The Doctor was manipulating a disc in my back, trying to stop the sciatic nerve shooting pain down my leg. He advised me to go home and take a bath. Instead I went to a […]

Ice Cream for Dogs!!!
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Ice Cream for Dogs!!! – unfortunately so far only boring old vanilla but “a special meat flavour” is promised.[…]

This is a blog by Yancey Strickler
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This is a blog by Yancey Strickler, long time ILM head – he alerted me to this a while ago but I’ve been idle with the inbox. Good stuff for the indie modernists among you.[…]

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