Monthly Archives: August 2012

“Blink”, Dr Who’s perfect film in 50 minutes flat – and our first Lupe Fiasco Award Nominee

The first in a series where Pop Lifer tests music, film, television etc by the rules laid down in Lupe Fiasco’s “Superstar”: “Did you improve on the design?/Did you do something new?”. If the answer is yes to either of … Continue reading

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Our trouble with footballers

‘We are now obliged to …. return to that pandemic and apparently incurable social disease known as Association Football. We return from the loyalty and fair play of our cyclists, rowers and runners to that vast carnival of cheating, brutality … Continue reading

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Neil Armstrong, Man on the Moon – Picture this #18

Neil Armstrong (left of centre) once commented to a journalist that when he was on the moon, he could shrink Earth (Father Ted style) to a space no larger than his thumb. ‘And did that make you feel big?’ the … Continue reading

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There aint no war in my head – blurblog 5, from nowhere to Hyde Park

blurblog 5, the final part in our blur marathon below. blurblog 1, on Hyde Park and how Blur have become a central part of our pop life is here, blurblog 2 on the tricky early years is here , blurblog … Continue reading

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The funniest blog in the world – the genius of Hyperbole and a Half (Picture This #18)

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture, a smart man once said – it doesn’t translate. This hasn’t stopped us trying to do just that for 15 years but it’s true nonetheless and the same applies to comedy. Just … Continue reading

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Fall into fashion, fall out again – blurblog 4, from Blur to break up

blurblog 4, the penultimate part in our blogathon on Blur. blurblog 1, on Hyde Park and how Blur have become a central part of our pop life is here, blurblog 2 on the tricky early years is here and blurblog 3 on the triumph … Continue reading

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