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Sluts, Opportunists and Martin Amis – The Pregnant Widow

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

A lot of people are cynical about the sexual revolution. Most acknowledge that the new set of sex and dating rules has produced ‘confusion’. Some go so far as to label it ‘anarchy’ that will ‘destroy society’. We are told that women can have sex like men if they want to – that consenting adults […]

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Sinead O’Connor – How About I Be Me (And You Be You)

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

There’s a quote, from an article that Germaine Greer wrote back in the 70s,which springs back in to my mind continuously when listening to certain albums: “When Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho the walls came tumbling down. That’s revelation. The holy Ghost talking. So it can be done. The way to crack a mirror or shiver […]

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Hurling the little streets on the great – Gorbaciof

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

While everyone’s getting caught up in the buzz about The Artist, I have a shameful confession to make:  silent movies have always bored the bunions off of me – as a child I gnashed my teeth in despair when Charlie Chaplin or, god forbid, Harold Lloyd came on the television. That’s not to write off […]

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Mute Points: A Love Letter to Silent Artists

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I remember the first time I saw Nosferatu. I was 15 and in the full throws of gothic angst – complete with importance, poetry and pianos. The dramatic German Expressionist stylings of Murnau’s Carpathian landscape, therefore, offered the ideal genre –especially when it came to an extremely teen-friendly subject…..vampires. Made in 1921 in the extremely […]

You Could Have It So Much Better – Franz Ferdinand

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The ‘difficult second album’ from Scotland’s Franz Ferdinand.

That Lucky Old Sun – Brian Wilson

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Brian Wilson’s name provokes equal parts fear and excitement in John J. Doyle as he approaches the ex-Beach Boy’s latest solo album

Probot – Probot

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Foo Fighters Dave Grohl assembles a metal all-star cast..

Cansei der ser sexy – Cansei der ser sexy

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Art Disco Punk from Sao Paolo band whose name translated apparently means ‘tired of being sexy’. Indeed.

Get Away from Me by Nellie McKay

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Smooth, strident, bold and beautiful. Three Monkeys like the debut album from Nellie McKay.

Danger is my business – Mr Danger

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Brilliant, demented, and dirty – but what would you expect from a trio of spanish session musicians after dark

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