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Commercial Break

PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:07 pm
by howard male
What do Cornershop, Bo Diddley, Saban Bajramovic, Amadou & Mariam and Ella Fitzgerald have in common?

They’re all feature on quite a fine compilation of tracks Joe Strummer played on his World Service show. And it’s free with the latest Uncut!

Re: Commercial Break

PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:29 pm
by jackdaw version
Yeah, but you still have to get Uncut. Hardly seems worth it.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:36 pm
by howard male
I see where you’re coming from, Jonathan, but if like me you were also interested in the Wilko Johnson Q&A, a big feature on Sandinista, and getting a butchers at the paintings of Justine Frischmann (they’re not bad actually) - then you’d just about be getting your money’s worth.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:59 pm
by jackdaw version
Oh, well! In that case! A long article on Sandinista! I can't wait! Maybe next month when I'm in town. I'd be losing my Uncut virginity! I've really never liked it enough to even buy one copy.

For real! I like Sandinista — all those sniffy types who complain about it have just flat out missed the point!

Re: Commercial Break

PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:22 pm
by howard male
Well, I asked for that (deliberately, actually.)

Re: Commercial Break

PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:38 pm
by AndyM
Although its blokishness irritates me, I still like Uncut enough to be a regular reader. Mojo is better though - a slightly wider spectrum of music covered and unlike Uncut the majority of their writers don't sound like their idea of heaven would be pigging out on drugs with Gram Parsons while watching a Sam Peckinpah film.

Re: Commercial Break

PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:35 am
by jackdaw version
I was in town. I went to places I shouldn't have and did bad things. I lost my Uncut virginity. I don't feel very clean or good about myself. I am glad that Andy M is away on holiday in Galicia and will not be able to immediately say something like "I told you so!" But I wouldn't mind being in Galicia myself. Supposedly, it has the most expensive coastal real estate in Europe. What that has to do with Joe Strummer and Sandinista I don't know. Perhaps I'm just trying to change the subject. Or perhaps I'd just feel better about myself if I owned some.

Re: Commercial Break

PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:27 pm
by Hugh Weldon
Jon

Supposedly, it has the most expensive coastal real estate in Europe.


I find that a bit hard to believe, aside from a few enclaves where the yachting fraternity hang out. Parts of it looked poor as hell when I was there a couple of years ago. But beautiful and wild with it.

On the other hand, I caught a Spanish news report last week saying that properties in the Almeria region were going from 30 000 euros for a small apartment. I am tempted to investigate further.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:46 pm
by jackdaw version
Hugh Weldon wrote: . . .
Supposedly, it has the most expensive coastal real estate in Europe.


I find that a bit hard to believe, aside from a few enclaves where the yachting fraternity hang out. Parts of it looked poor as hell when I was there a couple of years ago. But beautiful and wild with it. . . .

I expect it was those yachty enclaves that I'd read about. You probably remember that I'm a great admirer of Galicia in general, its beauty and by Euro standards wildness, or at least particular parts of it — and I had read that the interior is not well off. That bit Des posted to send Andy off had some interesting info and I'd previously downloaded all sorts of badly written tourist brochures about the place. One of these days, I'll be there! High property prices or not!!!

Re: Commercial Break

PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:47 am
by AndyM
Hugh Weldon wrote:On the other hand, I caught a Spanish news report last week saying that properties in the Almeria region were going from 30 000 euros for a small apartment. I am tempted to investigate further.


That might be because Almeria is becoming a desert, literally so, thanks to climate change.