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“ITES, REEL”
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Being a melancholy appreciation on his passing of this nation’s pioneering reggae writer: the great PENNY REEL
“Sing great song, down inna Babylon, show them your culture, down inna Babylon”
— ‘M.P.L.A.’, Tapper Zukie
It was October 1978[…]

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how not to write about jazz, probably
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A week […]

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what even is a review?
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It’s […]

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all the world on one short shelf — remembering roy carr
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Putting together a collective history for a project like this, of something you were at one time near the heart of, inevitably ends up being a series of missed opportunities. Roy Carr, late of NME, died at the weekend, aged only 73 — and I’m sad […]

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from iceberg to titanic, and from titanic to iceberg, and from iceberg to titanic again…
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… but already it was impossible to say which was which (or sometimes you get what you pray for — and it isn’t really quite what you wanted: the MICK FARREN story)
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the eight-and-a-half pillars of true punk
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(disclaimer: some of them are false)
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A fun thing about the podcast is the[…]

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no longer a debate? lennon’s REVOLUTIONS 50 years on
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“The blues are beautiful because it’s simpler and because it’s real[…]

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the invisible dandy: scribbled farewell notes on TOM WOLFE
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You only have to read the titles and the trend-naming — ‘Tiny Mummies[…]

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other jacksons in your house
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… or how when we made Morrissey we made him bad
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A bitter office quarrel[…]

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