Conservative Coalition brings an end to six years of Labor rule
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Sunday 16 January 2011
With disarming candour, Rhodes reveals "what it's like to live in my head for 24 hours".
Friday 07 January 2011
James Rhodes' populist charm is given free rein in the sleevenotes to this double CD of contrasting approaches to the piano, with plenty of winking references to chemical stimulation.
Friday 17 December 2010
Kimmie Rhodes may be best known for her album of duets with Willie Nelson, Picture In A Frame, and it was Nelson who provided the inspiration for this album of mostly original Christmas songs when, years ago, she watched him opening packages of platinum records for various covers of his seasonal favourite "Pretty Paper".
Wednesday 15 September 2010
A Turkish-flagged catamaran carrying 213 passengers crashed into a jetty today on the eastern Aegean island of Kos, and 25 people were injured, most of them British tourists, authorities said.
Tuesday 10 August 2010
Worcestershire's long-serving batsmen Ben Smith is to retire at the end of the season to take up a new role as assistant coach with the county.
Saturday 10 July 2010
Sunday 09 May 2010
Coolly assured debut from pianist/composer Crowe and his outstanding quintet.
Sunday 18 April 2010
The title of James Rhodes' second piano recital comes from Glenn Gould – a "total nut-job" in Rhodes' words and patron saint of this idiosyncratic, honest, sometimes startling performance.
Sunday 14 March 2010
As the vocalist in Nineties trip-hop duo Lamb, Rhodes proved herself a grand mistress of melancholia, and though she's since headed folk-wards in her solo guise, her mood remains unlifted.
Sunday 07 February 2010
Friday 05 February 2010
Early in Dan Rhodes' fourth novel, a drunk meanders down a darkening street, singing about a soldier and his sweetheart. It begins with the soldier asking whether Frieda will love him if he only had one eye, to which Frieda says yes; and ends with him asking if she'll still love him if there's nothing left of him to love, to which she also assents. In the twisted world of Dan Rhodes, it is described as "a simple song of true love" – a sentiment that perfectly encapsulates his macabre and oddly touching attitude towards love, death and obsession.
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