This blog has always been behind the times. It doesn’t wear this as a badge of honour, partly because it can’t be bothered to go out and find one. The tragedy of it is that I Have Grave News took a six year hiatus (and no one noticed because they were all getting on with […]
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This week, BBC 6 music is a decade old, a fine landmark for a station which almost didn’t make it this far. Thanks to the efforts of listeners and well-wishers, it was saved from the chop, and thank heavens. The station’s birthday celebrations have kicked off in earnest this week and, as these things tend […]
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It’s quarter of a century since Kate Bush released her landmark single, ‘Running Up That Hill’. That’s scary. I can’t quite believe it’s been that long, but it’s true. I was 16 when it came out, and listening to it today, it still sounds box-fresh. In 1985, Kate Bush was a solid fixture in my […]
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