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The Internet mourns.

We Dress Cheap / We Dress Tacky

Posted before, but now on YouTube and watched this afternoon by Los Campesinos (I would like to vote for Psychic Defence and Can I Take U 2 The Cinema? for the cover project, by the way).

Kenickie — Check 1-2 part 1

Kenickie — Check 1-2 part 2

(bonus quiz - spot Kieron in his Brem X Jones / David Kohl years!)

I know it's shouting into the wind at this point, but a b-side collection/remaster/DVD is still needed. I will leave you with words from the wise @loscampesinos:

Anybody who hasn't heard 'At The Club' by Kenickie, please get it. They were everything a band should be.

Flashback: "Well, they *would* say that..."

The greatest computer game review of all time: Stuart Campbell reviews Kick Off ‘96 in the final issue of Amiga Power.

(Jonathan Nash’s fake-score of Alien Breed 3D 2 must run a close second. Especially since Team 17 apparently fell for it…until they read the review…)

Danke Schön (RIP)


Changing Times...

"When President Bill Clinton nominated Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsberg to serve on the high court, I voted for their confirmation, as did all but a few of my fellow Republicans. Why? For the simple reason that the nominees were qualified, and it would have been petty, and partisan, and disingenuous to insist otherwise. Those nominees represented the considered judgment of the president of the United States. And under our Constitution, it is the president's call to make."

John McCain, 2008. Voted No on Associate Justice Sotomayor confirmation, 2009.

This Will Not End Well...

¡lǝʌou ǝɔɐǝd pıʌɐp ʍǝu ɐ s,ʇı

˙ǝʌɹǝsǝp noʎ ʇɐɥʍ ʇǝƃ noʎ puɐ sǝoɥs ǝɹoɯ ʇɥƃnoq ʇɐɥʇ uoıʇɐɹǝuǝƃ ǝɥʇ ǝɹɐ noʎ


And All of A Sudden

It’s the last full day. There have been steampunk guitars, a new bar, a Brutalist Birthday party where a multi-storey car park became a little bit of Spain overlooking Durham’s skyline. There’s been tales of the fridge, the giant Toblerone with almost 3kg of chocolate, shuffleboard and badminton on the lawn, getting soaked through whilst walking to the mall, returning again and again to Chapel Hill Comics, hiding in Carr Mill Mall, walking to and from Maplewood…it’s been a packed little holiday, on the quiet…


We are the socialist republic of durham! We are brutalist and collective!


And right now, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Stacie picks her battles but don’t mess with her when she’s chosen one.

And as for me, well you’ll see.