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July 27, 2007

Friday 27th – Summer Song Salvation

Filed under: Music & Film — Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 4:17 am

It may have rained today. A lot. A hella lot. But this week finally saw some sun in this wrecthed summer, and thus I was inspired. Inspired to compile this free 30 song compilation of summer sounds. Yes, just click on the link and follow whatever instructions Send Space give, then upload all those fantastic songs onto your MP3 thingamajig and go for a walk, or climb or a hill, or ride your bike or just lay back and relax with some Malibu and pineapple (a wonderful drink). Here follows a tracklisting and some ponderings. (more…)


July 24, 2007

Nick Cohen: Still a cunt

Filed under: Politics — freshlysqueezedcynic @ 2:03 pm

Johann Hari, who can be a bit of a mixed bag, has on his site a devastatingly effective critique of Nick Cohen’s contemptuous little screed, What’s Left?, which you might remember I wrote about earlier.

Meanwhile, what is the erstwhile Only True Lefty, the Saviour of Enlightenment Against the Encroachment of the Evil Islamic Fascist Movement writing about?

That movies these days aren’t showing enough evil brown people blowing themselves up for Allah.


July 22, 2007

Well, obviously…

Filed under: Politics — freshlysqueezedcynic @ 8:40 pm

Best. Headline. EVAR:

Man who left £8million to Tories in will “deluded and insane.”

Sunday 21st July- Jetlagged musings on travelling.

Filed under: International News,Miscellany,Uncategorized — denesha @ 8:00 pm

I would like to start this short and somewhat rushed post with an apology. I am sorry for skipping the last two weeks. I did plan a replacement but he seems to have disappeared. I was actually in sunny Canada for the past two and a half weeks. Whilst England was waiting for summer to start, a glorious heat wave hit the BC area. I was in heaven. I probably owe you all another apology for rubbing my wonderful good fortune in your faces. It was truly a good holiday despite spending way too much time on Facebook when I was struck by BC boredom. It really is the worst kind of boredom. (more…)

July 19, 2007

Friday 20th July – Indian Summer/Mercury Music Prize

Filed under: Music & Film — Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 10:04 pm

Indian Summer

With T in the Park now suffering the way of its big brother, Glastonbury, with ticket prices like gold dust in terms of price and scarcity, and a line-up that reeked just that bit too much of NME five minute wonders, this promising young festival appealed enough to me to make it my musical extravaganza of the summer. But was it worth it? Well, read on if you want to find out. This is a review you know. (more…)

July 10, 2007

Tuesday 10th July 2007.

Filed under: Miscellany — Claire @ 7:40 pm

If I happened to spell benefit ‘bennefit’, or people ‘peeple’, would you cringe? Would you bemoan my horrible grasp of the English language? Or would you maybe agree with the Simplified Spelling Society, who have spent the past century campaigning for these alternative spellings to be adopted as the correct ones?


July 6, 2007

Friday 6th July – Smashing Pumpkins’ Zeitgeist

Filed under: Music & Film — Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 10:41 pm


July 3, 2007

Tuesday 3rd July 2007.

Filed under: UK News — Claire @ 8:23 pm

As the more astute of you may be aware, the lovely Denesha is back. Whether this means an end to my frankly mediocre Celebrity/TV reports (sorry, very sorry) I am as yet unsure, but for this week, since I have become somewhat caught up in one of the UK’s most prominent news stories this past week, it seems like the natural thing to do to bore you lovely Patchers with it a little by returning to UK News reporting.

I speak of one of our favourite topics here in the UK, the weather. Over the last week, it’s hit the headlines here for all the wrong reasons. This is, of course, the floods which have desecrated parts of Northern England.


July 1, 2007

Sunday 1st July- Students of the world, REVOLT!

Filed under: International News,Miscellany,UK News — denesha @ 12:34 pm

I return to the Patch after being forced to divulge everything I know on History, English Literature and Chemistry in an exam hall on a booklet of paper under timed conditions. For you see, my little Patchers, I just completed my A levels. These little tests that most 18 year olds across the country sit, are designed to gauge how clever we are in certain subjects, after studying the subject intensively for two years. On the days leading up to the 16th August, these 18 year olds will read about how ‘easy’ A Levels are and pundits lamenting about how ‘back in the day’ (which day are these journalists referring to? Maybe it’s 23rd June 1980? Is that the day?!), they had it much harder. These pundits should be shot. Presumably, ‘back in the day’ (23rd June 1980), they didn’t have to pay top up frees, be thrown into a job market that believes it is saturated with graduates or live in an economy that makes first time buying near impossible. (more…)

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