Interview with singer songwriter Ayanna: 'In creating music, I experience a powerful exchange of energy'
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For December I’ve decided to turn the children...
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Joseph Capriati is one of Italy’s biggest techno exports. After a storming season at Marco Carola’s Music On event in Ibiza this summer, he has just released his debut album, ‘Self Portrait’. I made it Album Of The Month on my techno page in Mixmag last month. With such a great year behind him, Joseph made the perfect candidate for an interview.
The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket
For December I’ve decided to turn the children’s book blog into a sort of literary advent calendar. Every day of the month I’ll be posting a short recommendation of a wintry or Christmassy children’s book to warm your cockles or, in some cases, chill the blood. There’ll be something for readers of all ages, from picture books all the way up to YA. My choice for December 5th is Lemony Snicket’s ‘The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming’.
Judging by the shop window displays it seems to have been Christmas since September. However, now we are finally in the month that matters and the big day is less than three weeks away we can all really start getting into the festive spirit. And a festive spirit we’re particularly fond of is whisky.
The convoluted two-hour draw for the World Cup takes place tomorrow afternoon and Paddy Power go 100/1 that England end up in what’s already being called ‘The Group Of Death’.
Recently the UK No.1 spot was taken by one of this year’s biggest club hits, a remix of ‘Look Right Through’ by Storm Queen. The producer of the remix was MK, real name Marc Kinchen, a house music veteran who has been enjoying something of a renaissance over the last two years. Exactly two years ago I interviewed him for this very blog when he was just beginning his comeback, so I decided to call him for a quick catch up…
What a tangled web we weave…
Igor Judge, who retired as Lord Chief Justice in September, says that British courts are not obliged to follow the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights, and that the Human Rights Act should be amended to make this clearer.
He is delivering a speech at the Constitution Unit at University College, London, tonight, in [...]
I have in the past been at the unexciteable end of the market on UKIP’s impact on the next election. I am also generally sceptical about polls carried out in marginal seats: in the past, national polling and uniform swing has tended to be a better predictor of national outcomes. But the publication of the [...]
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It’s an important debate because if decoupling has occurred that implies something has gone seriously wrong with our economy and policymakers should take some sort of corrective action. On the other hand, if there has been no decoupling one would expect workers’ pay to bounce back with the return to growth and no such radical action is necessary.
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