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Monthly Archives: December, 2015

7 songs in 7 days, the NYE remix

So yesterday I missed a day, due largely to the song I had chosen being wonderfully already taken. So I shall cheat and say Carters post was my day 6, … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jessica Jones and Male Violence.

Be aware this post discusses domestic abuse and coercive control (without details) and contains spoilers for the TV show Jessica Jones It is a sad fact that those ideas which … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Seven songs in seven days; Seven

A change of format today; I’m going to tell you about all the songs it isn’t, before I tell you about the song it is. It isn’t Smalltown Boy by … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

The jem remix day 6

A very brief post today, I tend to leave the politics to Carter. You cannot be from the north east and not bear witness to the class warfare that has … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Seven songs in seven days; six

WInter In America; Gil Scott-Heron There are certain records that shape a movement, that take an idea and make it real. Sister Rosetta for instance, defining rock and roll with … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

The jem remix day 4

So far this has been chronological, which has its place. However dwelling too much on the past can lead you to ignore the here and now. Its a trap that’s … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Seven songs in seven days: five

Bonnie Raitt: Angel From Montgomery What’s not to like about such a beautiful song? Seriously. It’s a wonderful song about growing old together, even if that’s not the best option … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Confused, moi?

I try not to do the twitterspat posts, because they don’t help, but here’s one thta genuinely confuses me about how social media works. Today’s fuckwittery started with this Guardian … Continue reading

December 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

7 songs in 7 days, the jem remix

The one where Carter reaches for the ear plugs and Jem cheats horrendously¬†   This seems to have become chronological for some reason. So, to continue in that vein, we … Continue reading

December 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Seven songs in seven days: four

Strange glue: Catatonia There are songs in this collection that I imagine to be replete with context and ideas, brimming with philosophy or cultural meaning. That might be the case, … Continue reading

December 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

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