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Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Is it wrong that I’d really rather Ollie killed the mice rather than bring them into the house to play? It’s one thing picking up a dead mouse, quite another to spend 20 minutes chasing a live one round the living room at 3 am. Melody Gardot & R.E.M. After catching…

Bye bye TOTP

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We hadn’t planned to watch it but we happened to flick past just as the show started and sat there, engrossed, for the entire hour. I occasionally put up with Steve wossisname if I stumble across TOTP2 as I like the mix of music, and the last ever Top of the Pops felt a bit…

The Milk-Eyed Mender

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Joanna Newsom – The Milk-Eyed Mender @ Amazon.co.uk You always remember something unique, and it was on “Later with Jools Holland” that I first heard Joanna Newsom. Sitting with her harp, performing The Book of Right-On, the rhythms of a late night jazz bass underlined the classical sounds of the upper reaches of the harp…

Pop Music

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Carey talks about music and I can relate to a lot of what he is saying. One thing I’m eternally glad for is the fact that I live in the UK and our music scene is quite happily contrary on many fronts. My bench mark is usually the “Later with…” Jools Holland series. If they…

Resolved

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Still here. Still having ISP hassles. Can’t believe it’s almost December, past the initial Harry Potter rush ( advance screening for us!), and past some family issues. Still stuck a bit with nothing much progressing, and already putting things off until the New Year (by which time I will no doubt find another excuse). To…

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