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Why Music Matters: Elbow Leaders of the Free World

In 2003 I miscarried a baby. It’s terribly common, to lose a child like this, but it’s not talked about much. It was a late miscarriage, 17 weeks, and involved a short labour process and a tiny but perfectly formed … Continue reading

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Drinking in Manchester (& too tired to think of a more original title)

In the last 7-odd years that I’ve travelled from Nottingham to Manchester they’re never had a good train service. To reassure you, this isn;t a blog post ranting about trains but seriously, at least 7 years of chronic overcrowding on … Continue reading

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Blog daily diary – Thursday

Day 2. It’s lunchtime at work and I’ve taken the opportunity to bash this out very quickly over my pasta. I woke up at 5.30am with a blazing headache, took some Nurofen and went back to bed. Somehow I also … Continue reading

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Blogging every day (laptop permitting) Wednesday

Andrew Collins has been attempting a blog experiment this week – writing every detail about his day. This isn’t something he normally does and it’s quite exhaustive. I’m naturally nosy so obviously I’ve been finding it really interesting – it … Continue reading

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Elbow – Cambridge Junction 2 March 2011

When, earlier this week, Andy Kershaw said describing a new album as a “grower” was just a polite way of saying there weren’t any good songs on it, I thought to myself “I bet he’s not an Elbow fan.” You … Continue reading

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Missing: The Strokes, Libertines and Radiohead

Yes, it’s that time of year when I start scouring the press for lists. My personal favourite game is to play Album of the Year Bingo where you pick the albums you think would be mentioned, then pick the words … Continue reading

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