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Confessions of an Anglophile. am American explains his love for British pop culture – by Jason Pettigrew"
In the UK we always like to run ourselves down. maybe it’s got something to do with the weather. But for some people there is an endless fascination with our music culture. The editor of America’s Alternative Press magazine, Jason Pettigrew, grew up in Cleveland and is an anglophile which he explains here… A LOVE […]
X Factor final, notes from TV hell – by John Robb"
Wake Up! You’re Already Dead! X factor ÃÂ is flickering in the background with its avalanche of nothing, the boring bright lights of heavily edited emotional blips and desperation numbing the soul and crushing the spirit. Comfortably numb as someone once sung. Nothing making you feel anything. Like a blur of cathode ray heroin doping the […]
Part 2 of an epic account of the student uprising – by Efa Supertramp"
And so, as of around half past five yesterday evening the decision has been made. Tuition fees in English Universities will rise to up to nine thousand pounds a year. We were watching the news together in my house yesterday. It was pretty predictable really, but we still watched, with our fingers crossed, hoping for […]
Where are all the rebel songs? The Guardian thinks MPs have no taste in music – by Kerry McCarthy MP"
Suzanne Moore takes politicians to task in today’s Guardian, triggered by me asking David Cameron about the Smiths at Prime Minister’s questions this week (as I said he “claims to be” a fan). She saysÃÂ “Most of them don’t even like music.”Â and goes on, a tad lazily, to base her argument on the admittedly dodgy […]
Remembering the day John Lennon died – by John Robb"
(if you like this please twitter it of put it up on your Facebook…also please leave a comment…) John Robb was a teenage punk rocker who was about to make his first record with his band the membranes the day that John Lennon died. It was a moment in time that stayed with him all his […]