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Anglo For Your Ear: Richard and Linda Thompson’s “A Heart Needs a Home”

Couples can often make beautiful music together. Examples include, we have the various pairings within Fleetwood Mac, Ashford & Simpson, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads, Win Butler and Régine Chassagne of Arcade Fire. Amongst romantic couples, no two voices have blended as perfectly as Richard and Linda […]

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WAGs Are a Drag: Footballers’ Wives Make Players “Weak” and “Soft,” Says Manager

Did Victoria Beckham turn David into the screaming big girl’s blouse he is today? Roy Keane, manager of the Sunderland football club, claims today’s players are whipped by their overbearing WAGs. The Daily Telegraph says Keane’s misogyny is served with a side of sour grapes: his team recruitment program has faced several snubs, with players […]

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Eddie Murphy Threatens To Sue Melanie Brown For Defamation

Eddie Murphy plans to sue Melanie Brown for”defamation” and “extortion.” His lawyer fired off a harshly-worded letter to Mel B., stating, “Youhave been engaging in a pattern of disseminating disparaging, negative and defamatory statements aboutMr. Murphy, portraying him in a false and outrageous light in order to pressure Mr Murphy tocapitulate to your highly unreasonable […]

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Princes William and Harry Fail Kanye West’s Street-Cred Test

Kanye West disses Princes William and Harry‘s unfortunate use of hip-hop slang. “One of them said ‘I thought those glasses were bling’ and the other one said ‘It’s Kanye West, they’d have to be bling.’ I didn’t have the heart to tell them that I’m the anti-bling.” Or the fact that word “bling” is so […]

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Richard Branson vs. Stephen Colbert: Was Their Fight Staged?

British billionaire Richard Branson appeared on The Colbert Report last Tuesday, and, apparently, got into an altercation on-stage with host Stephen Colbert. Branson came on the show to plug his new Virgin American airline, but he didn’t get a chance by the time his segment ended. Furious (or “furious”), he splashed Colbert with his glass […]

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Anglo For Your Ear: Blue and Orange

Today’s Anglo For Your Ear is themed in complementary colors, blue and orange. I have selected two classic British electropop videos to represent the colors, Erasure‘s 1990 hit “Blue Savannah” (blue, natch) and The Human League‘s 1983 single “(Keep Feeling) Fascination” (orange). Both videos are literally bathed in their respective hues. Regarding the Erasure clip, […]

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Dawn French: “I’m Going To Die Soon”

Comedienne Dawn French says she knows she’s going to die soon, despite having no (physical) ailment to speak of. She has even bought a house in Cornwall to be her final resting place. “I’ve never thought I’d live to be very old,” she says to The Times. “I’ve always felt that. So by 50 I […]

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Tony Wilson, Founder of Factory Records, Died On Friday

While Americans grieve the loss of Merv Griffin, the folks across the pond are mourning an icon of their own: Factory Records founder Tony Wilson died of cancer on Friday. He was 57 years old. The man behind New Order and Happy Mondays, he is largely credited with sparking the Manchester music scene in the […]

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