Mad Men - The Carousel

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Mad Men - The Carousel

So many great scenes over the seasons from episode one up to last year's singing Cooper thing, but obviously 'The Carousel' remains the standout.

The final run begins next week.

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Missy Higgins - Shark Fin Blues (2014)

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Missy Higgins - Shark Fin Blues (2014)

Imbruglia's got a covers album coming. If it gets anywhere near as good as last year's OZ by her compatriot Missy Higgins, I'll be well happy.

The performance of this song is the absolute nuts. One of my favourite covers.

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Tidal's launch and Jessie J's biscuits. A post about taking the piss. - Popjustice

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Tidal's launch and Jessie J's biscuits. A post about taking the piss. - Popjustice

Peter Robinson for Popjustice:

One of Tidal’s aims is to give more money to songwriters and producers, which is great because they’re the ones who can’t do a deal with Tuc biscuits. But you do wonder where last night’s a-listers think the a-listers of 2025 will come from if record labels somehow fall out of the equation, because acts who break without big label support are still few and far between.

It’s very nice for Madonna owns some of Tidal, but where’s the next Madonna coming from?

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Jimmy Somerville interview: 'I wanted people to love me' - Features - Music - The Independent

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Jimmy Somerville interview: 'I wanted people to love me' - Features - Music - The Independent

Laura Martin, The Independent

The reason for his emergence now is a new album that’s he’s truly happy with: Homage, a joyous old-school disco record complete with horn sections, big backing vocals, strings and the odd cow bell. It comes in the wake of the recent disco revival led by Nile Rodgers and Daft Punk; Somerville says that society needs the genre more than ever. “When disco came around the first time, there was this real core of progressive thinking and a positive lyrical content – about freedom, the possibilities of love, change and expression. I think we live in such fearful times at the moment [that] we start to close in on ourselves. [Disco is the] antidote to that.”

Homage is quite an album.

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