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Song of the day – 164: Armedalite Rifles

So some guy reads my piece on Australian garage bands and decides to contact me on Facebook, asking if I’d like to hear a CD of his band. I say, direct me to your music first, so he does. I give it a listen. I like it. It’s all spark and fire: rhythms like Captain […]

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Song of the day – 131: Shonen Knife

Oh man. I never realised. I’m not sure how I never realised. Maybe I did realise, but I plumb forgot. After all, when I first travelled out to Olympia in ’89 I’m fairly sure that I purchased every cassette Calvin Johnson had then released on his K label (privilege of being a staff writer, and […]

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Song of the day – 79: Hive Dwellers (Calvin Johnson)

Calvin Johnson! He’s back! Well, this is a cause for celebration, no mistake. So let’s celebrate! The world’s grooviest dancer this side of me, Jonathan Richman and Nikki McLure. One of the greatest things about living in Seattle was being able to watch Calvin strut his stuff on stage on a regular basis. As Toby […]

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Letters from Rosie 5

So I wrote back to Rosie, following her previous email, stating that I wasn’t sure that many of us have the constancy she claims on our behalf – that we all contradict ourselves and doubt ourselves and (speaking personally) sometimes wish we could be co-opted by the mainstream, but that it’s long since occurred to […]

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Hugs And Kisses (September edition)

This is the first in the series of columns I wrote for Playground. I hope they commission more. I’ve really enjoyed writing them. Hugs And Kisses The Strangely Muted Outbursts of Everett True 1. Various Artists – Soundman Shots: the Caribou & Downbeat 78’s Story http://www.honestjons.com/shop.php?pid=35144&CatID=2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tQ8m_vjJTE http://everetttrue2.blogspot.com/2009/09/equators-elizabeth-archer_13.html Life is a continual distraction. You sit […]

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Letters from Rosie 3

The third in the series from my coolest correspondent. (Although I’m pretty chuffed at Nathan from The Gossip saying he reckons me to be the “most important and interesting critic of all time” – I’d be even more chuffed if I believed he was being serious.) Incidentally, the criteria Rosie is applying to Vampire Weekend […]

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