Posts Tagged ‘america’

The WORST Love Album In The World… EVER!!!

14/02/2014

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all of us who are only too aware of the false promises of love and relationships.

Track / Artist / Album

1. The Everlasting / Manic Street Preachers / This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

2.  Love Will Tear Us Apart / Joy Division / Permanent: Joy Division 1995

3.  She’s A Star / James / Whiplash

4.  History / The Verve / A Northern Soul

5.  America / Razorlight / Razorlight

6.  Nothing Compares 2 U / Sinéad O’ Connor /  I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

7.   I’ll Take The Rain / R.E.M. / Reveal

8.  Life Becoming A Landslide / Manic Street Preachers / Gold Against The Soul

9.  With Or Without You / U2 / The Joshua Tree

10.  Can’t Stand Me Now / The Libertines / The Libertines

11.  Try / Nelly Furtado / Folklore

12.  The Scientist / Coldplay / A Rush Of Blood To The Head

13.  Every Breath You Take / The Police / Synchronicity

14.  Man Of The World / Fleetwood Mac / The Very Best Of

15.  I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself / The White Stripes / Elephant

16.  She Is Suffering / Manic Street Preachers / The Holy Bible

17.  You Oughta Know / Alanis Morissette / Jagged Little Pill

18.  Run / Snow Patrol / Final Straw

19.  Train In Vain / The Clash / London Calling

20.  Under My Thumb / The Rolling Stones / Aftermath

21.  Wish You Were Here / Pink Floyd / Wish You Were Here

22.  The Power Of Goodbye / Madonna / Ray Of Light

23.  How Soon Is Now? / The SmithsHatful Of Hollow

24.  Say Hello Wave Goodbye / David Gray / White Ladder

25.  Last Christmas (performed by James Dean Bradfield live on TFI Friday, 1996) / George Michael/Wham! / Lipstick Traces: A Secret History Of

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Christopher Hitchens on C-Span from 1988

21/09/2009

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manicstreetpreacher posts the YouTube videos of an angry, young, socialist Christopher Hitchens on C-Span in the days of Reagan and Iran-Contra creaming some conservative slime ball as only he knows how.  Some things never change…

This appearance by the Hitch on C-Span 20 years ago, when he would have been about 40 years old, has recently been posted on YouTube.  Hitchens, who was in those days writer of a column called “The Minority Report” for The Nation magazine, appears on a news discussion programme with some guy called Wladyslaw Placzynski, then editor of The American Spectator.  They discuss the issues of the day: Iran-Contra, the upcoming presidential election, and Reverend Jesse Jackson’s recent visits to Castro’s Cuba to secure the release of prisoners.

It is of great historical interest to Hitchens fans.  He openly smokes in the studio and has already built up his trademark gravel-voice induced by several years of punishing his throat with the Rothmans.

And as is still very much the case to this day, Hitchens shows his superior knowledge and take on world affairs delivered with wit, incisiveness and an unparalleled skill with the English language while making jabs at future foes, not least of whom is Henry Kissinger.  The only major differences are the fringe, the slender frame and the socialist political stance.

Make sure you listen carefully to the beginning of part three where the Hitch pastes Placzynski (who has to be one of the worst public speakers I have ever heard in my life!) for an attempted slur against his journalism.

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