Category Archives: Miscellany

We have a dream: our fantasy Olympic closing ceremony

Kate Bush, The Pet Shop Boys, Annie Lennox, Plan B, Massive Attack, Morrissey, Macca, Bowie, Blur, Dizzee, Calvin, Prodigy, Spice Girls, Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp, Ray Davies and The Stones. Our fantasy closing ceremony line up. We have a dream. Anyone who … Continue reading

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The really important Olympic contest – which countries flags are best?

During our Olympic adventures, Pop Lifer admitted we are easily stirred by a line of flags in the wind, the perfect visual symbol of all the world being in one place at one time. Like the games themselves, the fluttering … Continue reading

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Class Act: Grayson Perry’s Vanity of Small Differences

As Pop Lifer touched on in our bluffer’s guide to the Olympic Opening Ceremony, Britain seems to be looking in the mirror a great deal this summer, even more than usual. Elizabeth Windsor been our head of state for 60 … Continue reading

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The Olympic Opening Ceremony: the best, most expensive in-joke in history

Poplifer is not a fan of most Olympic  opening ceremonies. Think of the trashiest tourist shop at an airport, give it a fascist twist and stadium scale, and away you go – fireworks, flags and kids in militarised lines, a celebration … Continue reading

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PopLifer’s Adventures in Persia

Frank Ocean’s revolutionary message spreads further, with a little nudge from PopLifer…

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Picture this #7 – The Dirtiest Race

When Ben Johnson smiles children cry. If a 116 year old tradition, based on an ideal which stretches over millennia, has a villain, it is Johnson.  He broods, he scowls –  he is the convenient symbol behind which hundreds of similar … Continue reading

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