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Sweet Like Bonbon
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Bonbon El Perro (or just El Perro in Argentina) is a story about a man and his dog. It is tempting to say that this sweet, heartwarming tale of Patagonia and the bond formed between a man and his show-dog hides a biting satire on the current Argentin[…]

Down with the kids
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Following a particularly grouchy Stylus singles jukebox I feel I must re-establish my tattered cred by posting an MP3, so here one is:
DJ Marlboro – Super Popozao
I downloaded this four years ago or so and have been raving about it, pushing it […]

PUB 8: 4: The Earl Percy
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There was actually another pub in between the Elgin and the Earl Percy but the consensus, shared it seems by Fancyapint’s lack of listing, is it was a bit rough. This may seem laughable seeing what is coming up, but we also felt an extra bit of[…]

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Graph Not To Scale
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We all know you can prove anything with graphs. Especially when the graphs are non-scientific. Or not even in any way accurate. At the moment there is a lovely set of bus shelter ads by the currency convertors Travelex which do exactly this. Unfortun[…]

PUB 8: 3: The Elgin
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There was a tense moment when we left the comforting womb of the Prince Of Wales. Mainly that the pub crawl commander seemed to have “misplaced” a pub. Still in the long run this was a good thing as that would have made this PUB 9 –[…]

Oh Calcutta!
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(Back to pub crawl reports soon, I’m sure)
Living in Tooting we get our fair share of Indian takeaway menus through the door. But the latest was more unusual than most. Not the food, which was a pretty standard masala-korma-bhuna-vinda line-up,[…]

THE FT TOP 100 SONGS No.83
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Orange Juice – “Rip It Up”
Edwyn Collins and company fake the funk. What’s so appealing about Orange Juice (and Dexy’s, and ABC) is the “let’s pretend” element – they know they’re not a &#82[…]

Connections (aka guess my theory I s’pose)
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“The difference between Schoenberg and traditional music might be demonstrated with the help of a bon mot of Schumann’s that one can tell whether a person is musical by his ability to continue performing a piece more or less correctly whe[…]

PUB 8: 2. The Prince Of Wales
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Still apparently walking away from Ladbroke Grove, we were urged to swing around The Prince Of Wales. And that was much more like it. Oh the pub itself still had delusions, but made up for it by actually having some grandeur as well. Very friendly ba[…]

PUB 8. 1. The Castle
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If you recall, Pub 8 initially started as a Ladbroke Grove pub crawl. The Castle, just by Holland Park tube, is not on Ladbroke Grove. Well rules are meant to be broken. And break our other (not yet formulated at this point) rule The Castle did. It w[…]

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