Monthly Archives: February 2012

Happy Birthday ‘Pelican West’

30 years this month, then, since ‘Pelican West’. Anybody who has wondered about the name of this blog (so nobody, in other words), may already have worked out that this is an album dear to my heart. Like almost everyone … Continue reading

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Debenhams

Regular readers (just my little joke there) may recall my ongoing battle with Debenhams for a fairly meagre, token-of-goodwill refund. Which is quite ironic now, because two months down the line any goodwill it might have engendered has long since … Continue reading

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Houston, we have a problem

There were howls of anguish, apparently, when Universal Music, within hours of Whitney Houston’s death, put up the price of two of her greatest hits compilations on iTunes. What appalling opportunism, cried the Twitterati. Shame on them. Good for them, … Continue reading

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Football and music. All that’s missing is sex.

I buy a lot of CDs. Too many CDs, to be fair. CDs are to me as shoes were to Imelda Marcos. I buy more than I can possibly listen to properly (last year it was about 140, for example). … Continue reading

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The Boat That Crocked

I watched ‘The Boat That Rocked’ yesterday. Now, after the experience of seeing Richard Curtis’s previous directorial effort, ‘Love Actually’ – a film so completely, transcendentally awful in every way that I remain morbidly fascinated by it to this day … Continue reading

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Billy Joel. Sorry, I couldn’t think of a stupid pun.

I was thinking about Billy Joel on my way in this morning, possibly because a couple of days ago I heard this. It reminded me that I had hoped Fyfe Dangerfield’s ubiquitous 2010 cover version of She’s Always A Woman … Continue reading

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