“Under the eaves the swallow is resting / Set the controls for the heart of the sun” (Pink Floyd, ‘Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun’, A Saucerful Of Secrets, 1968).
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“Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda / And Titania, Neptune, Titan / Stars can frighten…” (Pink Floyd, ‘Astronomy Domine’, The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, 1967).
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Sunday, 09 August 2015 15:16

The Dullest Person I Have Ever Meet

The Vinyl Junkie
Now, I love an expert as much as the next person. I revel in others’ depth of knowledge
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Monday, 03 August 2015 19:18

The Brummagem Boys

In post-First World War England (1914-1918), crime was rife and threatening to spiral out of control.
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‘Come in from school / My head buzzing with rules’
Jook, ‘Crazy Kids’, 1974.
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I'd just finished watching Jeff Stelling and his clan mutter over a vidiprinter, it was a decent day. One of them days where you can actually take your jacket off and not feel like you've made a bad decision, which is pretty rare for Bradford.
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Brian Howard Clough, OBE 21 March 1935 -- 20 September 2004 was an English footballer and football manager.As a player Clough was a prolific goalscorer with Middlesbrough and Sunderland, scoring 251 league goals from 274 starts. He also won two England caps, both in 1959. Clough retired from playing at the age of 29, after sustaining anterior cruciate ligament damage. He remains one of the Football League's highest goalscorers.
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the adventures of sherlock holmes and dr watson the hound of the baskervilles zani 1.j

The archetypal encounter between Holmes and the curse of the Baskervilles is perhaps the best known of the consulting detective's adventure and most adapted for film, television, novel and radio. In brief, the story centres around Holmes and his ever trusty assistant, Watson, who together investigate the curse of Baskerville, a hound from hell seeking revenge on any member of the Baskerville family, and their task is to protect the newly adopted country squire Sir Henry Baskerville (just arrived from the USA). All set in the beautiful backdrop of Dartmoor, it is a classic story of murder, deception, red herrings, folklore and suspense, scattered with a host of suspects resulting in a climatic ending where the villain is unmasked and Baker Street's finest faces the evil hound.
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Filmed as the Thatcher-led Conservatives took power in this country, and at a time when gritty Euston Films productions filled our TV with images of violent and corrupt London, The Long Good Friday is the rawest, most energetic gangster picture since the heyday of Cagney and Bogart. Indeed, while Barrie Keeffe’s screenplay could certainly be described as neo-Shakespearian, the ‘downfall of a mob boss’ concept would be equally familiar to fans of Tommy-gun operas from the rain-soaked Warner Bros. circa 1931. A  matter compounded by the perfect casting of Hoskins in the lead role of Harold Shand -
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norman wisdom laurel hardy paul mcavoy zani

It was with a great sense of sadness that I learned of Sir Norman Wisdom's demise the other day. After a six month illness, at the grand old age of 95, our Norm, Norman Pitkin, the loveable Gump, quietly passed away at an Isle Of Man nursing home. A true working class hero, Norman certainly was a chap of many, many talents… his greatest being the ability to make us laugh, something he always tried very hard, sometimes too hard, to achieve…

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