spit and polish

I’ve upgraded to WordPress 2.2 and started using the Fluid Blue 1.0 theme. So things look a little different and this blog now supports “widgets”. The first of these is a “recent comments” section at the top of the sidebar. I doubt many people are all that interested in this, but I’d just like to …

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myspace

“I’ve got friends all over the world… none in this country, but all over the world!” Tony Hancock – The Radio Ham I’ve still got mixed feelings about this, but: http://www.myspace.com/johneden I am currently adopting a grumpy old man policy of only adding people I have heard of before, so drop me a message if …

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world’s fastest rapper update

It has also emerged that Daddy Freddy is no longer the entrant in the Guiness Book of Records for “world’s fastest rapper, the”. (See comments again). But I must stress that this doesn’t detract IN ANY WAY from his standing as a shining star in the uncarved firmament. It was never about the speed, but …

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links

Still Fighting Thatcher* dept:  Mark K-Punk article about On-U Sound over at Fact Magazine, including contributions from Mark Stewart and Adrian Sherwood. ‘We need to push and shove and throw things’ “In the 80s he founded Class War, whose newspaper featured photos of beaten-up policemen. He went on Bash the Rich marches and was labelled …

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blissblog on Bob Dickinson

A month or so ago I got an email from Bob Dickinson, the original keyboard player (and violinist!) in Magazine, before Dave Formula replaced him. Dickinson was from an avant-garde classical background: when he saw the famous notice in the Manchester Virgin store from Devoto looking to recruit members, he had “just finished doing a …

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