Help The Cause

The other day I commented to a friend that I define my entire 30 relationship with Morrissey and his work as one of “failing to understand the joke”. I marvel at the people (some of whom are friends of mine) who affect a kind of hero worship of the man…

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It Was 25 Years Ago…

As I write, the collective minds of most of the world’s news organisations are nervously eyeing their holiday bookings and remaining within travelling distance of an airport as they wait to go into full-on tribute mode as Nelson Mandela edges closely towards the end of his life. When he does…

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Condemned To Repeat It

Like everyone with even a passing interest in the history of music and popular culture, I am glued each week (almost) to the continuing series of Top Of The Pops repeats show by BBC4 on Thursday evenings. At times however this can be a frustrating experience. I’m not referring to…

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