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Sunday 16 August 2009
Wednesday 12 August 2009
Tuesday 04 August 2009
While the producer and DJ Alex Paterson has been the core member of the ambient, electronic group The Orb for over 20 years, he has been ably seconded in his pioneering sonic endeavours by creative musicians such as Jimmy Cauty, Kim Weston (aka Thrash), Simon Phillips and Thomas Fehlmann.
Thursday 16 July 2009
Comedian Noel Fielding is to take part in an attempt to break the world record for the largest gathering of zombies, it was announced today.
Friday 19 June 2009
Forget Cider with Roadies, the latest must-have music missive is actually a cookery book – Spooning with Rosie. Not that you should confuse this with the usual "cooking is the new rock'n'roll" pitch. That was old hat soon after Jamie Oliver drove into town on his oh-so-mod scooter and Gordon Ramsay swore on telly like Lemmy with a headache. Rosie Lovell is cut from a different cloth, inspired as she is by music as much as ingredients.
Tuesday 16 June 2009
Friday 05 June 2009
Sunday 20 July 2008
Occupation: Soul singer
Personal Style: Urban diva
Friday 27 June 2008
For once, Primal Scream were happy to play second fiddle to their heroes – and, in the end, raised their game enough to play beside them. The band were last upstaged when Basement Jaxx took a Glastonbury 2005 headline slot above them after Kylie Minogue pulled out. Bobby Gillespie threw a hissy fit then; tonight he was more muted. After all, while Gillespie's stylistic magpies flit from one look to another, the MC5 have staked their claim as genuine anti-Establishment rabble-rousers.
Wednesday 18 June 2008
On 4 July, we will celebrate Independents Day, a new annual initiative from AIM in the UK designed to raise awareness and celebrate the importance and success of independently released music across the globe.
Friday 06 June 2008
Books: I am reading Marley Legend: An Illustrated Life of Bob Marley by James Henke. It is about the early years when he was trying to make a band, and includes interviews with Marley's family. I am also reading Slave: My True Story, about the Sudanese girl Mende Nazer's lost childhood after she was sold into slavery, until she managed to escape in 2000. I have been reading a few books about child soldiers. I just finished writing about my own experience, so I didn't want my book to sound similar. Somebody gave me Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. It follows the story of a 10-year-old Irish boy and is written in a way that copies the way a boy would speak.
Friday 22 February 2008
Thursday 07 February 2008
It's the end of a sell-out tour that began at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and ended in the basement of a Romanian restaurant on Old Bailey in the City of London. The restaurant's basement had been cleared of tables and chairs, and it's standing room only for the heaving mass of revellers close to the stage.
Tuesday 22 January 2008
As the dance phenomneon of the late Nineties, Basement Jaxx duo Felix Burton and Simon Ratcliffe brought the pogoing, "punk disco" energy of their rowdy south London club nights to daytime radio, showing a popular touch largely missing since their heady days of rave.
Friday 04 June 2004
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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