Monthly Archives: October 2012

Does the body rule the mind or does the mind rule the body? Sorting out Morrissey’s sex life

Number 3 in our series of blogs on the best ideas The Smiths had, the ones that changed pop and people’s lives forever. In the first blog, we argued that the band’s best idea of all was breaking up and … Continue reading

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Turn Off Your Mind and Float Upstream – 50 years on from “Love Me Do” can we listen to The Beatles objectively?

50 years ago today, The Beatles released their first single, “Love Me Do”. Pop Lifer couldn’t let this anniversary pass without comment. A  longer version of this article is available at the Huffington Post.  50 years to the day after … Continue reading

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Boxer Orlando Cruz joins Frank Ocean and Zachary Quinto on the new gay revolutionary front

Just under three months ago a wildly talented, rising young star called Frank Ocean did something utterly extraordinary: he told the world, freely and fearlessly, that he had loved another man. What made Ocean’s announcement particularly inspiring were three things. … Continue reading

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The songs that made you cry: The Smiths and the art of the b-side

This is the second in our series of blogs on the best ideas The Smiths had, the ones that changed pop and people’s lives forever. In the first blog, we argued that the band’s best idea of all was breaking … Continue reading

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