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Protest Songs Day Seven: Bruce Springsteen, Manic Street Preachers, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Elvis Costello & The Specials

A protest song about poor quality satellite television? Well I do work around the TV industry, what did you expect? True, the song started life as the simple story of a man defending shooting out his TV set on the basis of ’57 channels and nothin’ on’. 960 more words

Protest Songs

California Excursion Part III: Revisiting Los Angeles

OPENING SIDETRACK: THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

As I plan to return to Los Angeles at least once a year for the foreseeable future, I’ve started to build a mental list of landmarks to see that I never had the chance while I was living out there. 2,158 more words

Urban Geography

Double Feature #2 - Miyazaki and Mazin

So, if you’re coming by expecting to see what famous filmmakers I’d be exploring today, you’re probably thinking “Hey, Miyazaki! I love that guy”. You’re also probably thinking: “Mazin? 3,104 more words

Double Feature

We're having a Snap! election

That’s right, we’re having a Snap!¬†election.

The actual election is bringing on The Great Depression. The first Jam record I owned was Funeral Pyre. I bought Ghost Town by The Specials at the same time, from WH Smith in Aldershot in case you were wondering. 154 more words

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India's dancer Aditi Mangaldas weaves the silver threads of Kathak into Egyptian audience

Aditi Mangaldas performed ‘Uncharted Seas’ in Cairo and Alexandria, as part of the India by the Nile festival

In her olive green dress, she enters the stage. 2,246 more words

Ahram Online

Skanking To The Oldies

Memory and music travel hand in hand, popping up in strange places, creating feelings associated with a certain time period, song or band. One of the musical high points in my life came in 1979 with the arrival of… 489 more words

Music