Tag Archives: London

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Calm Like a Bomb: Bruce Pavitt Recalls Nirvana’s ’89 European Campaign

Bruce Pavitt’s Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 covers the final eight days of the TAD/Nirvana 1989 European tour, beginning in Rome where Kurt Cobain had an emotional meltdown, to a triumphant finale at London’s Astoria Theater. Continue reading

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Walk the walk – Stringer Bell

Walking With Soulless Haste

Walking while black, Derek Bardowell looks at how racism pervades every part of the street, subtly pressed into the corners and curbs of London. Continue reading

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Early lesson learned: if you have to suffer (and you will), do it in style.

The Stories That We Tell Ourselves Can Be Revised

In which Lauren Cerand realizes another world is possible. Continue reading

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Take Me To The River

On the wrong side of the river (and the tracks) Alex Clark explores an opposite Olympics – and a future of London post games. And, has a drink to boot. Continue reading

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If I Ran the Olympics: Ten Simple Solutions for Improving the Games

In which Bill Spring fixes the Games. Continue reading

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XXX Notes on the XXX Olympics Opening Ceremony

In which Greg Olear shares his impressions on the awe-inspiring Opening Ceremony. Continue reading

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Trunks at the end of my blue canopy bed, for that "Slow Boat to China" vibe

Love, Muddled and Stirred

In which Lauren Cerand mixes the elixir of life. Continue reading

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Captain America, The Earl of Grantham & The Office of Deliverance: The New BBC Comedy “Twenty Twelve”

In which Dennie Wendt raves about “Captain America” and “Twenty Twelve,” the new BBC comedy starring “Downton Abbey”‘s Hugh Bonneville about a (make-believe?) team trying to deliver the Olympic Games to London. Continue reading

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Baby Love? Vinyl Love.

Dawn of the Dead (Kennedys)

In which Alex Clark overcomes natural laziness and a complete ignorance of record collecting to go hunting for vinyl at sunrise–all to mark Record Store Day 2012. Continue reading

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God Save The Queen

In which Alex Clark ponders London, death, the Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee – in short, nostalgia – and waving at HRH herself back in 1977. Continue reading

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