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Sunday Tea Times (with Nat Baldwin, Songs for Walter, and New Hips at Islington Mill)

Around this time last week, instead of my usual routine of ironing work clothes while watching Antiques Roadshow and Countryfile, I went to Islington Mill in Salford for a Sunday tea time show. They had a band I really liked

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Mirror/Meeeeeer/Mear (feat First Aid Kit vs Bruce Springsteen)

The First Aid Kit track below is from their new and lovely album The Lion’s Roar. I couldn’t help notice though that the girls’ weird pronunciation of the word mirror is remarkably similar to Bruce’s in Born to Run. See

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My Top 55 most listened to albums of 2011

1 My First Tooth – Territories 192 2 Mazes – A Thousand Heys 159 3 The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt 133 4 Slow Club – Paradise 118 5 Those Dancing Days – Daydreams and Nightmares 115 6 Vetiver – The Errant Charm 112 7 Timber Timbre – Creep On Creepin’

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My most played songs of 2011 (The top 100 or so)

1 My First Tooth – Territories 20 2 Mazes – Surf & Turf / Maths Tag 18 3 My First Tooth – Sleet & Snow 17 3 Braids – Lemonade 17 3 My First Tooth – Orchards 17 3 Mazes – Most Days 17 3 Grouplove – Colours 17 8 Mazes – Summer Hits or J+J

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Haka Tours’ Snow Tour of New Zealand

Snowboarding is one of those sports that when it finally clicks then all the falls, scrapes, bumps and bruises were really worth it. The feeling of being knee-deep in powder, unable to see your boots or your board and thinking

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Foreheads bring you power

  The people have spoken: the fringe is dead. We’re now in an age were the forehead rules. Gone from power are floppy-haired politicians such as Major and Hesletine, now we have smooth-faced men with vast expanses of flesh below

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