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One line thoughts of the day.

“The Big Snub Dept” on Genji Press is well worth a read. Can someone really be an artist unless their art manages to resonate with an audience?

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Now that Terry Wogan is up there, Heaven can hold a Eurovision Song Contest with Lemmy as the British entry. Something that should have happened when the two of them were still on Earth.

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“If only they  realised that their favourite genre didn’t just stop when fashion moved on” – Comment from Paul E in this thread.

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David Bowie, Suede, Mantra Vega, Steven Wilson, Dream Theater, Megadeth. Can anyone remember so many high-profile releases in January?

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Good to see Nellie Pitts honoured as one of the ten Women of the Year in Prog Magazine’s end-of-year reader’s poll. The people who do all the work behind the scenes to make music happen don’t get the credit they deserve.

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The publication of the RAIB report for the  Froxfield incident and the beginning of the court case of the Wootton Bassett near-miss is a reminder that both indicents put 750 lives at risk. They threw the book at West Coast Railways and the driver of “Tangmere”. What action will be taken against Eddie Stobart and their driver?

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Music, films, games and books that just aren’t for you have a right to exist. Their existence doesn’t invalidate the stuff you like. The belief that everything is a zero-sum game is pervasive, but wrong.

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What was the last album you bought from an artist that was new to you, purely on the basis of a personal recommendation, without having heard it first?  Leave your answers in the comments.

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Now they’ve discovered four new elements and filled the seventh row of the Periodic Table, two of them ought to be called Iommium and Lemmium. Because they are all both heavy and metal.

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In a lacerating blog post, Troy Hunt asks how are websites still screwing up these user experiences?!. Almost all these horrors are related to monetising the sites; examples of how websites are locked into a zero-sum game with each other and end up in a race to the bottom.

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