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The Moonshiner (1963)


Surely the most nihilistic folk song ever written and also – not entirely coincidentally – my party piece. Weddings, bar mitzvahs etc. etc.

March 14th, 2010. 2 Comments »

Meanwhile in Russia…

Meanwhile in Russia

March 13th, 2010. 1 Comment »

St. Patrick’s Day in Chinatown


I’ve been waiting all year to post this. One of my favourite ever bits from Late Night With Conan O’Brien. I promise, this is my last Conan-related clip for at least six months. Oh go on then sure, I suppose, one more won’t hurt… Read the rest of this entry »

March 13th, 2010. 7 Comments »

And I’m outtahere…

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Right, I’m off. We need some time apart. It’s not you, it’s me. Actually, I’ve been persuaded to do some real work for a change, so I’ll have to take a few days off from here. Needless to say, I’m motivated and relishing the challenge. But first, some tea and biscuits are in order…

March 8th, 2010. 27 Comments »

They say the guy has a metal plate in his head…

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Now I don’t know if that’s true or not. But once, when we got caught out in a thunderstorm, I noticed him sprinting for the clubhouse in a manic, zigzag pattern – like a soldier dodging sniper fire… Read the rest of this article here.

March 8th, 2010. 4 Comments »

This is Funny

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Zach Galifianakis’ describes his ‘look’ on Saturday Night Live last night: Read the rest of this entry »

March 7th, 2010. 7 Comments »

The 60 year old genius

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I’d like to be the first to wish Stevie Wonder a happy sixtieth birthday. That’s why I’m doing it two months early. (Well, it was either that or get the date right. And that’s not the kind of operation I’m running here.) After the jump – chosen, admittedly, off the top of my head – are half a dozen of my all time favourite tracks. Read the rest of this entry »

March 6th, 2010. 9 Comments »

Breaking: President to drop ‘da bomb’

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Jay-Z is in the Whitehouse. In related developments: This is Funny. Also, next week’s pub column is one protracted lead-in to a lame Jay-Z based joke. I haven’t written it yet tho…

March 5th, 2010. 6 Comments »

Dirty Funk? It went that way, mate…

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Just a year ago Steve Appleton stood on the brink of megastardom. DJs spun him. Whole clubs dug him. And entire musical genres melded in his wake. Twelve months later, The Appletizer is stuck in a (dirty) funk. His only scheduled performance of 2010 is an £8, over-14s show later this month at The Bush in Shepards Bush (which may, or may not, be the same place Del Boy sources Trevor Francis tracksuits.) So where did it all go wrong? Read the rest of this entry »

March 4th, 2010. 16 Comments »

This is Funny

WP_EH111928What did the Buddhist monk say to the hot dog vendor? Read the rest of this entry »

March 4th, 2010. Comment now »