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We’re far too lazy
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We’re far too lazy/jaded/secretly into Bennet to do the ‘clever writing about pop’ thing any more, so it’s a good thing that some people still manage it.[…]

Save the Cheeky Girls!
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Save the Cheeky Girls!
There are two good reasons why this single must come out.
i. The Cheeky Girls are exactly tawdry enough for Christmas (and NO OTHER time of year, bog off Cheeky Flamenco et al.). “Have A Cheeky Christmas” slowly rev[…]

The Shopping CD
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The Shopping CD
Many thanks to the comments box crew who came through splendidly. The actual CD, to be played between rounds at the quiz tomorrow, goes a little something like this:
1. PET SHOP BOYS – “Shopping”
2. SMOKEY ROBINSON A[…]

Help wanted
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Help wanted – attention comments box massive. I’m compering a quiz on Wednesday night at work. The theme is ‘shopping’. I’m putting together a CD-R of shopping- and spending-related tunage to play in between rounds while[…]

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THE SQUARE TABLE 22 / Gwen Stefani – “What You Waiting For?”
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Pop Factor: 709 Controversy Factor: 255
Trying to be Madonna is a noble and not uncommon aim for our pop stars. Britney tries, Christina tries – you could probably make a case for Robbie trying, and let’s not even consider the efforts o[…]

END-TIMES WATCH MUSIC THEME ISSUE: UPDATE!!
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END-TIMES WATCH MUSIC THEME ISSUE: UPDATE!!
the horror! the horror!!!
Stourbridge Scene Special with guests:
>> The Wonder Stuff’s Miles Hunt
>> Pop Will Eat Itself’s Clint Mansell
>> Ned’s Atomic Dustbin’s Jonn Penney[…]

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Nearly all of the news about the Ukrainian Election Crisis
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Nearly all of the news about the Ukrainian Election Crisis has been has been predicated on the tug of war between east and west and a Putin vs Bush new world order being played out in White Russia. No-one appears to have picked up a much more signifi[…]

END-TIMES WATCH MUSIC THEME ISSUE
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END-TIMES WATCH MUSIC THEME ISSUE : i. a co-worker just came in to announce he has tickets to the POP WILL EAT ITSELF reunion show ii. a second co-worker then told EVERYONE IN THE ROOM that he once SHARED A BED with CLINT of pwei iii. :O :O :O :O :O […]

Cat Power and The Handsome Boy Modeling School?Be My Boy.
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Cat Power and The Handsome Boy Modeling School?Be My Boy.
I?ve been about thinking about Cat Power, and I’m thinking of her cover of Wild is the Wind, that grand Peyton place chantey about lost opportunity, and about how much more sad she made […]

I have your straw man right here, Sir
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I have your straw man right here, Sir
Reason to Rock – offered as a handy resource for certain ongoing ILM debates.[…]

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