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SWEET BABOO – HUMBERSIDE

A gorgeous track about getting away to the mystical land of Humberside. It is said that part, or all of it, is within God’s Very Own County. It features on A best of 2017 Part 1 on The Moon

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THE BURNING HELL – F*CK THE GOVERNMENT, I LOVE YOU

A song from 2016, but very relevent for Brexshitty Blighty and Trumpyland in 2017 for 49 other top tunage chaeck out A best of 2017 Part 1 on The Moon

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LANA DEL REY – FLIPSIDE

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This is an extra Ultaviolence Japanese itunes track that was once on Spotify but now isn’t. All very strange as it is brilliant and is now a belated addition to A Best of the Rest of Lana Del Rey part 4 on The Moon

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Moon Film Review: Hampstead

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Your Cultural Correspondent (Film etc) approached 'Hampstead' with some trepidation. The main reasons being its title and obvious location. Still the desire to see the sadly not able to be Dame-pending Miss Diane Keaton overcame ones anxiety. And thank goodness it did. For the film, inspired by the story of Harry Hallowes was very enjoyable. The …

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#GE2017 – England is Woke

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Their England is a Lie  Due to the semi-democratic nature of the British two-party state, there is always a focus on the number of seats won in the immediate aftermath of a general election, but I think it is far better to look at the way people actually voted. Though it is not a very …

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Moon Film Review: Wonder Woman

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Your Cultural Correspondent (Film) wonders if one of the main UK parties paid to have 'Wonder Woman' released the weekend before the General Election? It depicts a bloody difficult, strong and stable woman with balls – a woman not like us who ultimately liberates Blighty, as well as other countries on the Continent, from German …

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Ryan Adams Recent Decent on The Moon

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This post could be called Ryan Adams Recent Decent vol 2, as it follows on from Ryan Adams 2014 and is A Best of his equally prolific and diverse output since. This year he has released Prisoner, which has been very well received critically and hit the top 10 in Brexshit Blighty and in Trumpyland. Like …

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Alex Rex and Charles Latham on The Moon

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The Moon presents two more recently discovered artists brought to my attention by the excellent Folk Radio UK blog, and both can also be streamed directly from The Moon on any old devices thanks to the wonder of Bandcamp.Read more »

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ANGHARAD DRAKE – MAJESTY

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A highlight from her 2015 mini LP . Check out her debut full length LP on The Moon

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State Broadcasters and Angharad Drake on The Moon

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The Moon presents another double whammy of releases brought to you by the wonder of Bandcamp. Both artists were recently brought to my attention by the excellent FRUK blog. First up is a newish new album from State Broadcasters who hail form Glasgow in The Land of Enlightenment to the north of The North. It …

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Hannah Lou Clark on The moon and the Disappearing Streaming Tracks

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Ms Clark is from Hampshire, Leaverland, EU (for now) and had a previous incarnation as the lead singer in Foe, who released an album back in 2011. Since November 2014, she has since released 3 EPs since November and has been  featured in Moomblogsfromsyb via both GIITTV and VPME. Read more »

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Dear Reader – Then Not Now

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A top track from a top LP on The Moon

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Dear Reader and Hurray for the Riff Raff on The Moon

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There has been a number of recent new releases from some talented and established female singer-songwriters, including fine new albums from Laura Marling and Valerie June, both previous offenders on The Moon, but I have been most taken by two artists new to the The Moon. Read more »

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Trimdon Grange Explosion on The Moon and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Return to The Moon

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The Moon presents a double whammy of improvised psych-folk from Brexshity Blighty and some microtonality tuned Aussie psych-rock. Both are streamable from any old device via the wonder of Bandcamp. Read more »

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Blur 20 Moonmix

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It is now just over 20 years since Blur released their 5th LP and 1997 now feels like more than just last century, but from another universe entirely. For many, it was a time of hope and a time to look forward to the new millennium, but the year or so before had not been …

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Moon Film Reviews: La La Land, Lion and Jackie and #ABitofTelly: The Young Pope

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Your Cultural Correspondent (Film & Theatre) thoroughly enjoyed 'La La Land'. The acting was top notch (especially the sublime Miss Stone and Mr Gosling), their singing was ropey although endearing, and the music and the dancing was lovely. Plus the film ended as it should have: showing us the price we sometimes have to pay …

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Goodbye 2016 and Welcome to 2017…

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In Blighty and the US 2016 was the year of the deplorables or populists or the self-described anti-establishment. Except they are not really all that popular and definitely not anti-establishment. The reactionary wing of the establishment have power in the US, but they will hopefully be constrained by a strong system of checks and balances. …

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MONKOORA – BOCX WURLD

An exceedingly innovative and poptastic song from The Land of More Enlightenment to the North of The North  which features on A best of 2017 Part 1 on The Moon

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A Best of 2017 Part 1 on The Moon

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We are already over half way through 2017 and so The Moon presents a  A Best of 2017 Part 1. It is a Moon tradition that has become a bit trailblazin, as many other content providers now do a similar thing, only they manage to publish 6 months into the year rather than at the …

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LANA DEL REY – RESISTANCE

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Miss Grant does Britpop, aided and abetted by Crispin Hunt of Kula Shaker infamy and featured on A Best of the Rest of Lana Del Rey part 4 on The Moon

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Multiple Moon Film Reviews: Gifted, Churchill, My Cousin Rachael and Whitney: Can I be me?

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Your Cultural Correspondent (Film and occasional concerts) thinks that if you were seeking shelter from the hottest day of the year so far, you could have done worse than to have passed many hours together at the cinema seeing 'Gifted', 'Churchill', 'My Cousin Rachael', and 'Whitney: Can I be me?'Read more »

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Sweet Baboo and Tender Prey on The Moon Again

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Both of these artists come from The Land of More Enlightenment to the West of The North and both originally appeared on The Moon back in August 2015. Also, Laura Bryon AKA Tender Prey featured on the epic and brilliant You Got Me Time Keeping on the last Sweet Baboo LP. Now both have recently(ish) …

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NEVER MIND MARMITE: BUTTER AND BREXIT

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In june a pack of unslated butter from http://ift.tt/2rDcqE8“>Tescowas 85p. Today in is £1.18 a increase of 39%  Inflation in at 2.7% but average pay has only increased by 2.3%. Brexit is already making is poorer. See A Guide to the 2017 General Election on The Moon

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CHARLES LATHAM  – AMERICAN TRADITIONAL

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http://ift.tt/2q1geyY A great opening track from a great LP. Check it out on the The Moon

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BILLY BRAGG –  WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

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A 2011 rewrite from Mr Bragg As mentioned in A Guide to the 2017 General Election on The Moon

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STATE BROADCASTERS – BRACED AGAINST THE COLD

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One of many gorgeous moments on a great LP. Check it out on The Moon

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BRAVECAPTAIN – I PLEDGE RESISTANCE TO THE FLAG

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A Bravecaptian track from 2003 from Mr Carr , but one that is as relevant as ever: “you never vote the way I vote and every time, every time it’s the same old people with the same old lies”. It is from a cracking EP that is still downloadable here Check out A Best of …

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MARTIN CARR – GOLD LIFT

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A new Song from Mr Carr that says it all. It is also most reminiscent of Bravcaptain, his initial post-Boo Radley incarnation. A Best of Brave Captain on The Moon is now playable directly on The Moon on any old device via the rather wizzy Playmoss

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Hurray For the Riff Raff: Rican Beach

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Great video of one of many great tracks on the album on The Moon

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Trimdon Grange Explosion – Christians’ Silver Hell

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At their most Teenage Fanclub like. Check out the album on The Moon

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Moon Film Reviews: Loving, Gold and Hidden Figures

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Your Cultural Correspondent (Film & Theatre) went to see 'Loving' with a dear friend. At the end of the film, as we departed the cinema, said dear friend commented, 'it was a bit slow'. To which Your Cultural Correspondent (Film & Theatre) replied, 'you're being very kind – it was very slow'. And dear readers, …

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Churchillian Ken #TheresaTheAppeaser and Quisling Farage

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Like Churchill in the 1930s, Ken Clark now stands virtually alone in a party dominated by appeasers and is regarded as a veteran nearing the end of his political career.  Both are/were  not infallible with both enjoying success and failure in long political careers. They also became or have become wiser and more moderate with …

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Lana Del Rey – Elvis

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As featured on Sparkle Jump Rope Queen and No Kung Fu now exclusive to The Moon

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Aidan John Moffat – I’m A Rover

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http://ift.tt/2iOTauZ One for Hogmanay and from The Moon album of the year. Check it out on The Moon

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ALGIERS – THE UNDERSIDE OF POWER

A Brilliant slice of thoroughly modern and politically charged soul with soul which features on A best of 2017 Part 1 on The Moon

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Moon Film Reviews: The Big Sick and Dunkirk

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Your Cultural Correspondent (Film) thinks that 'The Big Sick' is Big and Sick and is indeed 'The Big Sick'. It is a superb film, excellently acted and excellently written. Despite it being billed as a 'romcom', Your Cultural Correspondent (Film) did not laugh once – in a good way. Laughter, one of The Big Fella's …

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A Best of the Rest of Lana Del Rey Part 4

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When A Best of the Rest of Lana Del Rey Part 3 was published back in August 2013, it followed on from Part 2 by a mere four months and now nearly four years later we have Part 4. Read more »

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SWEET BABOO – YOU GOT ME TIME KEEPING

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Featuring Tender Prey. Check out both of their new LPs on The Moon

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CHUMBAWAMBA & CREDIT TO THE NATION – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

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Enough is Enough IS Enough. RESIGN. And there is a new Page 3 on the The Moon

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RYAN ADAMS -IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

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http://ift.tt/2s23vIF A “B Side” from Mr Adams. For more check out Ryan Adams Recent Decent on The Moon

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ALEX REX – SONG FOR DORA

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A brilliant slice of Copianesque derangement . Check out the LP on The Moon

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CleP means Brexshit: The 2017 General Election Guide from The Moon

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Image courtesy of Martin Carr from his new single – a song that says it all. The guide to voting in the 2017 General Election from The Moon is just the same as the one for 2015. For more detail check it out. You need to register to vote by 22 May and you don't …

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Moon Film Reviews: Their Finest, The Zoo Keeper’s Wife and Rules Don’t Apply

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Your Cultural Correspondent (Film) thinks that 'Their Finest' is one of the finest films they've seen this year, boom, boom. It boasts a collection of our finest actors (boom, boom) acting at their finest (boom…ok that's done). The story is superb, the script is superb and we must make a special mention of Miss Arterton's …

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HANNAH LOU CLARK – IT’S YOUR LOVE

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Ms Clark at her most Poptastic. Check out a top playlist on The Moon

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A New Moon, Goodbye Simple and Hello Soho

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Thankfully, the kitten is optional.  Don't adjust your set as you have landed on The Moon, as Google have finally released some new funkay responsive themes. For years the only responsive option was the Dynamic theme, but it is a bit of a workaround as all it does is present posts using the blog feed, …

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Moon Film Review: The Viceroy’s House

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Your Cultural Correspondent (Film – theatre's fallen off) thinks that apart from a) the shocking and appalling miscasting of Hugh Bonneville, b) the shocking and jarring 'Princess Lilibet', and c) the shocking and ludicrous ending to the below stairs love story, 'Viceroy's House' is a very enjoyable and interesting film. Read more »

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Open Water

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A floor filla for your local psych-rock disco. Check out the album on The Moon

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All Your Life Live

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As featured on Damon Albarn Live on The Moon  It is great version of a Beetlebum B-side, check out the original on Blur 20 Moonmix

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Moon Film Reviews: Hacksaw Ridge & Denial

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Your Cultural Correspondent (Film & Theatre) thinks that although the 'gore' was in parts to ridiculous as to be almost comical, 'Hacksaw Ridge' is a sensational and important film. They would, in fact, go so far as to say that it is faultless.    Read more »

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Moon Film Reviews: Silence and A Monster Calls

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Mr Garfield with the offending facial and cranial hair.  Your Cultural Correspondent (Film & Theatre) thinks that some people may say that a state of silence is the best thing to adopt when asked their views about 'Silence'. Although not once boring, it was strangely unmoving, except towards the end when the voice overs almost …

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