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Nick Cave’s Grinderman have a new single out on 14 March, the third to come from their well-received 2010 LP, Grinderman 2, Palaces of Montezuma.
The digital and vinyl formats of the single – called “Palaces of Montezuma” – come with a new mix of the track along with the original album version. There’s also a cover [...]
The first chapter to Rab Fulton’s novel ‘Marcus Marcus and the Hurting Heart’, a ghostly murder mystery set in the distant future. Inspired by Sophocles – with a nod to Erle Stanley Gardner and Douglas Adams – it is a tale of treachery and blood…We’ll be posting each chapter of his new novel on the Independent
Grateful to Benedict Brogan, deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph, for publicising the Ban Blair Baiting petition, and for attributing its inauguration to me. In fact, that accolade belongs to Stan Rosenthal, who also placed a half-page advert for the campaign in the New Statesman this week.
Brogan notes that the latest Iraq Inquiry hearings have [...]
It’s worth taking a long, cool look at the Bank of England’s latest numbers, which are comprehensive, and are especially awful for a couple of reasons.
Mixing bluegrass with Irish emigration tunes, Cajun music with Gaelic folk and gospel songs with Celtic pipes could be a recipe for screeching, wailing and warbling. But in the hands of the fifteen pre-eminent musicians at last night’s Transatlantic Sessions in London, the result was a dense tapestry of sound, sentiment and roots.
A shining jewel [...]
Jonathan Freedland asks number 495 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, after it appeared that Jon Huntsman, despite having been appointed by Barack Obama as ambassador to China, is preparing to run.
Freedland seems to think that Mitt Romney (right) has a serious chance of the GOP nomination, when they didn’t [...]
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Mark Zuckerberg claims on his Facebook page that he is motivated by the desire to “make the world a more open place”. Likewise, Twitter boasts the best way to immediately get “what’s new in your world.” I doubt either of them would have suspected this though. It seems they are getting their wish, but with surprisingly powerful and violent consequences; we have moved into the era of the socially networked revolution, and we are all the better for it.
Sunderland play things pretty tight most of the time and in fact have been involved in fewer games featuring three goals or more than anyone else in the Premiership. In fact 67% of their games have gone under the 2.5 goals line.
We’re a nation of binge-drinking, foul mouthed, lazy-arsed chavs who spend your money on widescreen televisions, booze, fags and McDonalds. We are also very good at producing offspring long before we are supposed to. What do we do to stop the breeding? A magic pill.
The morning-after pill. To some, it’s a saviour, to others, [...]
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