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Student loans - part of the next financial crisis?

pssst,Want to buy some junk loans?
My highlighting in the quote from this story:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-28405544.

A statement from his department on Monday confirmed: "There are no plans to conduct a sale during this parliament."

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It was 48 years ago today

The "Beano" album was released July 22 1966

http://www.udiscovermusic.com/e-c-briefly-bluesbreaker

All you "younger folks" go immediately to track 2 at 3.15. It's called "Hideaway".

https://

Say no more

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Linkedin - what is this guy's job?

Does anybody here use Linkedin?

I'm on it, just so I own my own name, and actually a couple of people have contacted me via the site (I don't have a website so that's what comes up in internet searches of my name).

And then I get requests to "connect" with people - some of whom I know personally, some I know who they are professionally, and some are just out of the blue like this guy - I am of course assuming this is a kind of Nigerian scam, but I'm actually genuinely interested in who the fuck could he actually be targeting?

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Like Leveson never happened

The cheap, crass, filthy, unscrupulous, devious, inhumane, immoral shadow-world of Murdoch media thrives, without relent and without remorse, as though the Leveson Inquiry never happened. There is no pie into which its rotten-nailed fingers will not dip. To have made me feel sympathetic towards Tulisa is some achievement. The Ukraine story needs no embellishment.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-28403821
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28405047

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Dead ringer story

"My Life As Keith Moon" and other fun and free stuff from the New Yorker

This is a double-barrelled post - firstly for this article "My Life As Keith Moon" which is very well written by someone who knows about the drums

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2010/11/29/the-fun-stuff

and secondly if anyone's got a bit of spare time on their hands the wonderful New Yorker magazine has not only opened up its archives but is making its current content free for a limited time

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/07/28/note-readers

This is just a treasure trove of great writing

As you were...

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Word Podcast klaxon

This just in:

'We're delighted to announce that legendary music business operator SIMON NAPIER BELL will be joining Mark Ellen and David Hepworth for the WORD PODCAST evening at the Islington on August 19th.'

http://www.wiyelondon.com/an-indiscreet-podcast-with-simon-napier-bell-i...

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Dawes

I caught this lot supporting Conor Oberst at the Glasgow o2 ABC last night. They opened for him and then backed him during his set. I had never heard their stuff before, but I thought the gig was excellent. It was one of those occasions when the support act turns out to be better than the headliner.

https://

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ATM Lyle Lovett

Has to be a few fans here. I have a single track, Just The Morning, which is gorgeous. So I'm thinking of getting some more. So first stop is the album that's on, I Love Everybody. Any other recommendations, whole albums, or good tracks on lesser albums?

Ta x

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Santana question

Just picked up a second hand ,excellent condition Sony Japanese album Santana live in Japan. Credited to the New Santana Band ,no Rolie or Schon but has Shrieve. Recorded in July 73 it's not Lotus and is particularly interesting as it is back to just Carlos on guitar.
So to my question. This album seems to have passed me by and I can find few references to it.
Anyone know stuff about it?

Thanks

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Looking for Kate Bush Ticket - Saturday Sept. 6 show

If anyone has a spare ticket for the Kate Bush show on Saturday, September 6, that they are willing to sell - or knows of anyone who has a spare ticket for sale - please contact me via Twitter or

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Podcast #11: NWOBHM & Heavy Bloody Metal, Okay?!

Your host DogfacedBoy with Uncle Wheaty, Rigid Digit and Mr James Blast swim in the pool of retarded sexuality that is the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (or Fred).

- Just how do you say "NWOBHM"?
- Is Large Oilrig responsible for its importance?
- Whose tour did two of the participants attend?
- Just what is Welsh for Bread Van?

These and other questions may remain unanswered – if you're looking for in-depth analysis, you forgot your rock'n'roll slacks, grandad!

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"It's a learning curve".

No it flippin' isn't!
It's a learning experience!!!

Grow up or show me a curve!!

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Loadsa Glastonbury 2014 performances you may have missed

https://

this is only Temples, who I still can't decide on, but there's lots more at the main page

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Childish But Fun!!

I don't know if any of you are aware of this twitter feed but it's genius!

https://twitter.com/WankersFullKit/media

There really are some sorry individuals around

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Oh You Handsome Devil!

step aside

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Scottish Referendum: The TV Show *

If the task of convincing people to vote No in the referendum was turned over to Siobhan from PR firm 'Perfect Curve' what ideas would her team come up with?

'Scotland's Batter Together' - new show where chippies vie to make the most unusual deep fried treats, possible Hairy Bikers project

'Scotland's Nutter Together' hosted by Russ Abbot as his 'See You Jimmy' character on the history of the Glasgow Kiss (not to be confused with the Aberdeen metal tribute act - Kilts Army) with headbutting competition starring Susan Boyle , Ross King, John Gordon Sinclair and Donald 'where's ma hairpiece?' Trump. Soundtrack by John Otway

'Scotland's Putter Together' the Celeb Golf Show could mark the TV comeback of John Leslie, pairing Scottish and English stars in a 9 hole competition.

So c'mon guys, let's hear those ideas. Put them in a perculator and see what comes out brown

* taken from an online brainstorm with Jolean in response to this abomination

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This is totally unnecessary guitar indulgence

but rather awesome all the same

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Lego beach, far away in time

There's something insanely marvellous about this story. It tickled my fancy, so I thought I'd share it with everyone here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28367198

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Steven Gerrard Retires From England Duty

After 114 caps and another disappointing World Cup, the skipper has waved farewell to the three lions. Whilst he always gave his all in the white shirt, it's difficult to see his England career as anything other than a disappointment. I guess the same is true for most England players of the modern era, with the exception of Cole & Beckham perhaps.

I wonder who Roy will pick next...

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