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January 6, 2014

Best of the Best-ofs

January 6, 2014

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2013: Oh What A Year. (Let me say that again.) OH WHAT A YEAR. In the final weeks of 2013, the interwebs were rife with Best-Of lists. I love me a Best-Of list, and there are some truly stellar compilations out there. It’s 5 days into 2014, but I’m still obsessing over various Best-of lists […]

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Doo-Wot? Misogyny, Sexual Deviance and General Creepiness in Doo-Wop Songs

December 9, 2013

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I spent the past weekend in a full-blown rockabilly/ doo-wop kick. This could be blamed on having recently spent the most gloriously enjoyable Friday night in an awesome little pub where a live band of 40-somethings cranked out the 50s and a mob no younger than 60 shuffled, grooved and jived on the puny dancefloor, […]

Song of the Day: Etta James, “I’d Rather Go Blind”

December 1, 2013

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First, allow me to explain the reason for the lame hipsterised photo. What I was trying to show in my eyeballs was my Poppycat staring back at me with his huge pretty eyes. Clearly, that didn’t work out, and I couldn’t be arsed to find another photo, so I lomofied it to hide my shitty […]

No Money, Got Honey: Songs for the Poor but In Love

October 27, 2013

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So the bro-dude got married to his high school sweetheart last weekend. It was a beautiful wedding and we all now have a residual beam in our (cold, withered) hearts. At the dinner event, my sister and cousins formed a short-lived orchestra comprising of a guitar, a ukele and several strained voices. They performed this […]

Song of the Past Two Weeks: The Clash, “London Calling”

October 1, 2013

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Yes, because I’m such a cliche. Also a cliche, but such a delish one:   That damn thing was bigger than my head. And I ate it with a chip sandwich, which is a slice of buttered white bread stuffed with chips. It’s full of YES. London has been pretty good to me so far. […]

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Song of the Day: Sitti Navarro, “Wave” (with cats; always with cats)

September 6, 2013

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I first realised I had become a crazy cat lady a few years ago when I was driving home and this song came on the radio, making me think of lazy, sun-setty evenings on a breezy beach. And I thought, man, I need a break. I’d love to be on a ridiculously luxurious beach holiday. […]

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