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Interview with Jamie Lenman: “This time, I was 5 years heavier and 5 years more banjo!”, Arts

Interview with Jamie Lenman: “This time, I was 5 years heavier and 5 years more banjo!”

Jamie Lenman is a shining beacon of light for intelligent, truthful underground rock music in the 21st century. Ex-frontman of the much-loved and much-missed Reuben, Jamie has now released Muscle Memory, a double album showcasing his heaviest material to date on disc 1, whilst demonstrating his love for jazz, swing and folk on disc 2. Speaking just hours before an absolutely crushing performance at 2000Trees festival, Jamie spoke to Remfry Dedman about myths, industry and expectation.

By | Arts, Music | Saturday, 19 July 2014 at 3:00 pm

Poll alert, Eagle Eye

Poll alert

We have a ComRes opinion poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
In addition to asking people how they intend to vote, we asked if people agree or disagreed with the following statements:
Politicians have probably covered up child sex abuse by other senior politicians in the past
Allegations of child sex abuse [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 19 July 2014 at 10:33 am

Changing bosses won’t improve a payday lender’s reputation as they continue to be caught treating borrowers badly, The Money Blog

Changing bosses won’t improve a payday lender’s reputation as they continue to be caught treating borrowers badly

Payday lenders seem to think they can worm their way into our affection. Fat chance!

By | The Money Blog | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at 3:00 pm

What Harriet Said And What Harriet Meant, Eagle Eye

What Harriet Said And What Harriet Meant

Labour was embarrassed at PMQs by David Cameron reading out something Harriet Harman had said on LBC yesterday. But if you read the full transcript, helpfully provided by the Conservatives, it would seem that she was trying to explain why middle-income people pay more in tax than those on lower incomes.
Embarrassment over.
Questioner: I would like to [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at 12:55 pm

Via the World: Pacific Ocean, box ticked, finally, Notebook

Via the World: Pacific Ocean, box ticked, finally

Indy blogger Sarah Outen is currently on a mission to complete the journey she set out on in April 2011. Her London2London:Via the World journey aims to complete a loop of the planet using a rowing boat, a bike and a kayak. She is currently kayaking the Aleutian Islands and Alaskan peninsula with team mate Justine Curgenven before she sets off on the next stage cross-continent by bike. She updates us here.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 15 July 2014 at 6:31 pm

Children’s Book Blog – books for July: Eric, the Boy Who Lost His Gravity, The Moomins and Tape, Arts

Children’s Book Blog – books for July: Eric, the Boy Who Lost His Gravity, The Moomins and Tape

Once a month, Rebecca Davies picks out three of the best children’s books she’s read recently. Her recommendations for July are Eric, the Boy Who Lost His Gravity by Jenni Desmond, The Moomins by Tove Jansson and Tape by Steven Camden.

By | Arts | Monday, 14 July 2014 at 5:36 pm

Dish of the Day: The problem with salt, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: The problem with salt

Salt in a restaurant? Dan Doherty defends it’s place

By | Dish of the Day | Monday, 14 July 2014 at 7:00 am

Barking Blondes: For the chop, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: For the chop

To chop or not to chop, that is the question.

By | The Dog Blog | Saturday, 12 July 2014 at 8:00 am

Honesty and fairness: what finance firms must do to rebuild their reputations and trust, The Money Blog

Honesty and fairness: what finance firms must do to rebuild their reputations and trust

It really is pointless banks making grand claims about trust if they then succeed to batter their reputation again and again

By | The Money Blog | Thursday, 10 July 2014 at 6:49 pm

How a teddy bear haunted my trip to Open’er, Music

How a teddy bear haunted my trip to Open’er

The nineties revival was in full swing at Poland’s Open’er Festival last weekend thanks to Pearl Jam, Faith No More and The Afghan Whigs.

By | Music | Thursday, 10 July 2014 at 1:09 pm

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