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Desmond Traynor
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London Calling
Revisiting this masterpiece - which I bought on release - recently and currently. Its pleasures only increase with time. For my generation, it was our ‘Exile On Main Street’. I remain in awe of this band at their creative peak; as, indeed, I do of The Stone...
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Not everyone likes St. Vincent
A negative review of a St Vincent concert in the current issue of Uncut. Will the writer (a woman) be accused of ‘sexism ‘, I wonder? Pre- recorded backing tracks, with no band, never works in the live context, in my opinion. It's not live music. Lady Gaga:...
Not everyone likes St. Vincent
Not everyone likes St. Vincent
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The Killing Of A Sacred Deer by Yorgos Lanthimos
So I saw the widely ecstatically-reviewed The Killing Of A Sacred Deer during the
week. Didn’t like it much. I’d like to know how Martin (the kid) puts his curse
on Steven (the surgeon’s) family, and why it works. I’d also like to know why
Steven (or his wi...
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Telling Tales: The Fabulous Lives of Anita Leslie By Penny Perrick
For shame. A mere ten months after being
sacked from taking Denis O’Brien’s shilling at The Sunday Independent for book reviews, I am now back in
saddle with a book review in today’s Sunday Times , thus taking Rupert Murdoch’s
shilling. I’m still waiting fo...
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The Clash At Trinity
I went with my school friend Rory. The beginning
of 5 th Year, the ‘77/’78 academic year, post Inter Cert. We were the
only punks in the school. He still liked The Rolling Stones, I still liked Bob
Dylan. Our classmates were welcome to their Led Zeppelin an...
The Clash At Trinity
The Clash At Trinity
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What a sad fuck Brian Boyd is
What a sad fuck Brian Boyd is. The kind of smart-arsed idiot who, when asked if he's from the north of Ireland or the south of Ireland, says he's from the East of Ireland. How witty! So he used to go to Labour Party meetings in London in the late '80s? Bit ...
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Independent New and Media Chiefs In Showdown At Montrose.
Ah, the poor paranoid things. Only the biggest media organisation in Ireland is being picked on and discriminated against. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/inm-chiefs-in-showdown-at-montrose-6mkhqrj9f
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For any of you who missed it (which I suspect is quite a lot), here's the tiny piece in The Phoenix which The Sunday Independent got all hot and bothered about, and which cost me my book reviewing gig of 18 years standing there. What a paranoid organisation...
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