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“There’ll be no holding me back” – Frankmusik on his plans to shake up 2013 (interview preview)

2012 ended with a bang at Pop Lifer Towers, thanks to one of our very favourite pop stars, Frankmusik (aka Vincent Turner). We’ve been a bit obsessed with Frankmusik since his fizzy, frequently fantastic debut, “Complete Me”, caused a stir back … Continue reading

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Eric Cantona – the man who turned Gazza’s tears into gold (Picture This #26)

Two significant things happened at Italia 90 that would change English, and – arguably – world football into the cultural monolith that it has become today. The first was that it was boring. 0-0 draws clogged the world’s wall charts as … Continue reading

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Nate Silver – The man who turned polls into pop (Picture This#25)

This week Obama may have won the election but only one man has been left standing truly victorious –  Nate Silver.  Polling is not popular.  For those being polled – the people –  polls represent a crude distortion of an individual’s … Continue reading

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Lance Armstrong – Sport’s Number 1 Villain (Picture This #24)

This weekend we have applauded the heroism and bravery of Orlando Cruz, who won his big fight last night. However, Pop Lifer strives for balance. And sneaking up behind every hero is, of course, a villain……. Before the Olympics, Pop … 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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Tony Scott, director of Top Gun and True Romance, dies – Picture This #17

News is coming in that Tony Scott, director of blockbuster films from Top Gun through to Man On Fire, has died aged 68. The cause of death is apparently suicide, which makes the news particularly sad, and reminds us that depression … Continue reading

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