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Black Lois Lane vs Tharg The Mighty
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The I Love Comics bestest characters ever poll is underway, and from the votes so far it’s looking pretty interesting. There’s still the best part of a month to vote so if you love comics, give it a go.[…]

Like Father, Like Son
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Saw Stage Beauty the other day, Richard Eyre’s film of the play Compleat Female Stage Beauty. As such it purports to tell the story of the footnote in theatrical history when women were suddenly allowed to act. Interesting, if, one gets the fee[…]

Go on, nominate Gnasher
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You have until midnight tonight to nominate characters in the I Love Comics BEST EVER CHARACTERS POLL!
Here’s a big list of who’s been picked so far. You get four choices.[…]

The Opera At The Gates Of Dawn
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So why did Roger Waters rejoin Pink Floyd for Live 8? Was it the sense of occasion? The putting away of petty squabbles for a greater cause. Maybe he discovered that Nick Mason hadn’t after all pranged his car in the street. All of these are po[…]

Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town
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Hilary Clinton wants to send 100 00 more troops to Iraq, and when I was trying to formulate a response to this, i-tunes popped up with this song.
Its weird, it seems like i-tunes has replaced the goats stomach, tarot cards and dice as divination too[…]

Can You Hear The Sun Scream?
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Someone, somewhere (mixmaster extraordinaire Steve M, an e-mail) mentioned Sunscreem earlier to me. I glibly shot back an e-mail saying that they were great and you should dis them at your peril.
And then I remember. Sunscreem were great. Not great i[…]

12″/80s/2
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The first volume of this great-12″s-of-the-80s was a surprise hit – this second has confessed dynastic ambitions (see inner sleeve). Some staggering pop moments here of course – the widescreen bliss of New Gold Dream, the Annihilati[…]

Whalesong Nein Danke
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After the two minutes silence I wasn’t feeling too bad, until I came in and the radio – 6 Music – was playing Sigur Ros, followed by Bright Eyes. It’s a rotten thing to have to do as a DJ, follow up a silence – you can&#[…]

Parapuns
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There is a bad habit, one which unfortunately I share, of considering things which have only the most tenuous of links as plays on words or puns. Call them parapuns if you will (I will), as they are half-baked and rubbish. An example: well an example[…]

Ten Books I Haven’t Read Since Childhood
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Among those of us with an interest there seems to be a kind of canon of children’s literature which centres on Narnia and the Moomins and then fans outward. I could talk about the Moomins for a thousand years but what about the books that didn&[…]

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