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Archipelago of Us: A Tune

A fragmentary tune, this one; slightly less direct that the ‘Open Letter’ below. Advertisements

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“An Open Letter to My Younger Self”: A Tune

This is something of a ‘singer-songwriter’ style song; the type of which I occasionally write but hardly ever share! It stems really from the some of the remembrances discussed in ‘listen 7’ of the King of Rock and Roll (see … Continue reading

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“Rincorrere il Shitegeist”: Italian Commercial Radio

Aside from the brief fragments of Nicky Campbell’s often acerbic callers (I swear I once caught a disgruntled Brummie voice fighting with Campbell for the airtime to say this: “no, be fair Nicky, the problem with the Chinese is…”) I … Continue reading

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King of Rock and Roll – Prefab Sprout: Ten Times

Click here for the song. Listen 1 Perhaps the main things this series of ten-listen tracks has taught me is that firstly that there is no secret formula to popular music, or its success. Though there may be elements of … Continue reading

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“… I Wonder to Myself ‘Could Life Ever be Sane Again?'”

The realm of real-world politics falls outside the intended purview of this blog, but the sight of houses and busses burning on the streets of my former home town has forced me to add a few words into the swirling … Continue reading

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“Yo Me Paso De La Raya”: Porno Para Prague

{The following is an attempt to review/ analyse the recent(ish) concert Cuban punk band Porno Para Ricardo played in Prague at the United Islands concert. I really should have posted it earlier.} Gorki stands amid the crowd. The pink cards … Continue reading

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It’s What Joni Would Want…

I almost want to find out what the nine “ugly mistakes” are. Wonderful brand awareness.

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