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Afternoon folks, here it is. Friday 25th November's top five. It's my consolidated list of all things awesome this week. Feel free to share it around with whomever you think appropriate!

1) Video of the week.

2) Track of the week.

Jon 1st X Shield.

Previous podcast guest Jon 1st is back at it again, more awesome collaboration. You can hear Jon's episode HERE.

3) Quote of the week.

"I don't get any sense that they've got a big plan or anything, you know, to be honest I think they're just trying to get through the day without cocking up and drink as many hot drinks as possible in the process."

- Robyn Murdoch, The Thick Of It.

4) Documentary of the week.

A Tribe Called Quest: Beats, Rhymes & Life.

5) Gig of the week.

Poly-Math/Vasa/72%Morrissey 27th November, The Lab, Northampton.


Speak to you Monday,



How to keep your life effing simple.


Friday 22nd April's top five is;

1) Video of the week;

Prince, Live 1982.

It's sad that Prince died, he had created so much good and potentially had a lot left in him. This video is nice and lo-fi, put it on and dance. WWPD (What Would Prince Do).

2) Gig of the week;

Lucky and Liam Dullaghan Saturday, 23rd April at The Playhouse on Claire Street.

This is shaping up to be a really good gig. Both acts are exceptional and the venue is also interesting, it's nice to be excited about gigs, we get complacent and take them for granted but it is a privilege to have shows like these on our doorstep.

3) Quote of the week;

“Come the f*ck in or f*ck the f*ck off.” - Malcolm Tucker, The Thick Of It.

It's just excellent swearing. Malcolm Tucker's ability to strip down what he wants to say to the fewest words possible (with a f*ck or two) is wonderful. Watch The Thick of It, In The Loop and Veep if you like great writing and acting.

4) Article of the week;

How to live without Irony - Christy Wampole

5) Thing of the week;

WTF Episode 700 Part 2 - Louis CK

I am a Louis CK fan, and his latest piece of work, Horace and Pete, is fantastic. He wrote it, starred in it, directed it, and paid for it. Regardless of how well it does, his rationale for doing it this way is very inspiring. Watch the series, then listen to this episode (as it has spoilers).


See you next week,



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