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    Post by Soma on Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:47 pm

    Not every musician can be Mark Hollis. Most just keep on chooglin' even when their close friends and relatives have lost interest in their work.
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    Post by reuben on Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:58 pm

    Bruegel wrote:what prompted these enquiries?

    Two nights ago I watched Paul. Last night I youtubed "Another Girl, Another Planet," which brought me to "Teenage Kicks" and then the Wreckless Eric song and when that was done I found the haggis twins cover of "Whole Wide World" and I was simultaneously appalled/intrigued that these guys are still at it so then I was looking back on Proclaimers deep cuts I remembered from when my sister used to spin Sunshine on Leith post-Benny and Joon and frankly when I learned that the title track is a team anthem I was like imlikewhoa


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    Post by reuben on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:01 pm

    Although I'd completely forgotten about that song I will admit that to this day the opening stanza of "Sean" will still pop into my head now and again.
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    Post by reuben on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:04 pm

    I also wanna say, it's still a pretty good song and all but I really don't think "Teenage Kicks" is the 28/4 song John Peel thought it was.
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    Post by reuben on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:07 pm

    Someh wrote:Not every musician can be Mark Hollis. Most just keep on chooglin' even when their close friends and relatives have lost interest in their work.
    I hear that I guess I just assumed they were either retired and living comfortably on "I'm gonna be" royalties or they both fulfilled a suicide pact 15-20 years ago.
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    Post by Pete Best on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:20 am

    I remember when our geography teacher brought in a Gall-Peters world map, blew our tiny minds.
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    Post by chrondog on Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:38 pm

    i still get mad every time i see a map where Africa is smaller than Europe

    the Rand McNally above my desk has proportions that are totally fucked
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:47 pm

    What do you chaps think of the Macc Lads?
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    Post by chrondog on Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:55 pm

    British people: how does this device make you feel?

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    Post by Nick on Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:26 pm

    Hey so Margaret Thatcher died.
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    Post by reuben on Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:31 pm

    I wonder if Elvis Costello is really going to dance on her grave.

    I guess that's my American question for a British person.
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    Post by Nick on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:02 pm

    People really did not like this lady.
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    Post by Bruegel on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:21 pm

    I was on the train back from Newcastle and they announced it over the tannoy (which is a bit odd imo) and roughly a quarter of my carriage cheered and one old dude said "the witch is dead". pretty surreal.

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    Post by reuben on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:27 pm

    I'd like to ask "what's a Tannoy?" but I'm good enough at reading context clues to figure it out myself.
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    Post by Bruegel on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:28 pm

    ironically, I was on the nationalised East Coast Mainline

    running on time, obvs.
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    Post by Duff... on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:47 pm

    Was on the Trib website and there was a link with her picture with the words "Margaret Thatcher Over the Years" and I thought "Did she die or something? Oh, coffee's ready."
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    Post by Pete Best on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:20 pm

    Looking forward to Elvis Costello, Robert Wyatt, The Beat, Blow Monkeys, Hefner, Crass and Morrissey making the top 75 this week.
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    Post by Pete Best on Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:04 pm

    Mid week chart update.

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    Post by Soma on Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:07 pm

    I am literally glad that a powerless old woman who suffered from dementia is dead.
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    Post by techno raj on Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:21 pm

    Are you guys going to renationalize everything now that she's gone?
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    Post by Ned Braden on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:25 pm

    literally the only thing i knew about that old lady was that mike meyers made a dumb punchline about her in one of the austin powers movies.
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    Post by tjenz on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:41 pm

    I thought she was already dead. eh


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    Post by chrondog on Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:55 pm

    i don't care about British politics
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    Post by Pete Best on Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:41 am

    raj 2 wrote:Are you guys going to renationalize everything now that she's gone?

    Seems this will start and end with her funeral.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:42 pm

    Was the album title Sixteen Stone a reference to somebody's weight?? imlikewhoa

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