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Co-incidence…

October 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Jane, Music

Can’t think of an appropriate song title but…. I just had the quote over the photo at the top and the random song lyric match.  Do I win?

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Hero of the Day

September 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Hero of the Day · Music, Politics

With a new album just over the horizon, Metallica are on a major PR offensive and doing all sorts of interviews.  Today was the turn of the Guardian, with a full-page spread.  It covers a lot of the same ground as other articles, but does contain this decent quote from James Hetfield:

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De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da

August 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Life, Music

Some good quotes from Lemmy in an interview in Word magazine this month, including this one where, I think, he is making up a new word: I’ve always looked like a do-er, not a do-ee.

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Karaoke rebels

July 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Karaoke rebels · Life

My favourite quote of the month (so far) is, surprisingly, from Malcolm Maclaren in an interview.  He says: What I would say is this: the authentic always shines through. Karaoke rebels always look like fools in the end.  If you’re looking for something real, put your money away.  The authentic experience is very rarely for […]

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A good point

June 17th, 2008 · 9 Comments · Life

I am currently reading John O’Farrell’s surprisingly thick history of Britain, and was very taken by this footnote: The Bible forbade Christians to lend money and so it became the trade of the Jewish diaspora. Modern right-wing Christians citing the Bible’s opposition to homosexuality do not seem to have the same enthusiasm for outlawing the […]

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Alternatives

April 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Alternatives · Life

A nice quote I came across yesterday about alternative medicine, alternative religion, alternative diets and all the other alternatives: It’s a good thing for people to examine an alternative , but dissatisfaction with the norm can also panic people into falling into love with the first philosophical piece of tail that falls upon their inward […]

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Bicycle sex

November 15th, 2007 · 4 Comments · Life

What to make of the story about the man who has been put on probation for attempting to have sex with his bicycle? Its easy enough to make jokes about it, and the headline seems to say it all, but I think the man in question has had a bit of a rough deal. Not […]

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Unlikely quote of the day

September 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Unlikely quote of the day · Life

I am grateful to BBC4 for this providing this line, which is not something I could have expected to hear: And what is the connection between this urinal and the Protestant reformation? The answer was not as interesting as the question.

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Essex Girls

September 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Life

As an Essex boy, from deepest South-East Essex, I was quite pleased to start reading a book called Starter for 10 and find that the main protagonist’s home town was Southend-on-Sea. The book is set in the early 80’s – around the same sort of time I used to spend a lot of time in […]

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Quote of the week – election special

May 10th, 2007 · 12 Comments · Politics

The local elections here in Crawley generated a few surprises, but little of the nail-biting excitement we are used to here. Anyone in need of entertainment at the count had to rely on a speech by Arshad Khan of the Justice party. Arshad is well-known within the town, and nothing he can says or does […]

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