Category Archives: Sport

Britain and Blur – falling in and out of love for 20 years

‘There are blue skies in my city today’ 12 August 2012. An extraordinary fortnight of success and spectacle is drawing to a close. In the Olympic Village, the nation is showing its remarkable ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of … Continue reading

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The 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony – how to burst a bubble

Pop Lifer is on record as loving the left field opening ceremony in all its energy and eccentricity, particularly enjoying the moments when it celebrated British pop. The games themselves were just as thrilling, leaving us with indelible personal memories and images … Continue reading

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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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Picture This #11 – Team GB, Men’s Gymnastics, Bronze Winners

More multi-cultural crap, eh, Aidan Burley? Neil

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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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Picture This #8 – how Danny Boyle first snatched our attention

Tonight, the stage is Danny Boyle’s. His Olympic opening ceremony will hold the world’s attention with flying sheep, a horde of geese, winged cyclists, an ode to the NHS and a village cricket match. There will be athletes with flags. … Continue reading

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