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Review : Polly Scattergood, Polly Scattergood

Polly Scattergood’s eponymous debut album has been a constant this year. On the surface there is a beautiful voice, tinkling piano, violins and guitars. What appears to be a simple and pleasurable album of ten songs soon entrances you and reveals it bruises to you. In my interview with Polly, she mentions Gregory Crewdson’s photographs, […]

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Spiked : What do you see?

This is the first in a series of three, entitled ‘What do you see?’, which was published by Spiked Magazine, issue 14, 2004, now sadly defunct. The series included the one concerning AIDS and pharmaceutical companies. They both evolved from the clash of the articles and the adverts on the newspapers pages. Posted: 2 March […]

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What do you see? World AIDS Day

This was originally published in Spiked Magazine, issue 14, 2004, now sadly defunct, as one of three pieces entitled ‘What do you see?’. I think the content of it is as relevant today as then, though I haven’t looked into the present situation concerning drugs and the pharmaceutical industry. Whilst I hope it has changed, […]

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Interview : A C Tillyer

Welcome A C Tillyer to Decoding Static. A C Tillyer is the author of An A-Z of Possible Worlds. You mention in the introductory leaflet and map that you were inspired to write about the times we follow the herd. Why did you choose the herd perspective rather than the perspective of an individual watching […]

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Review : An A-Z of Possible Worlds, A C Tillyer

Welcome to the second leg of A.C. Tillyer’s blog tour for her intelligent and thought provoking An A-Z of Possible Worlds. Open the box and enter Orwellian worlds, outer space, expertly planned towns and a bog and explore the crowds and the societies that inhabit them. Drift off into your own thoughts and interpretations as you […]

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I feel like a man who doesn’t sleep,more like weeps in dreams.Strange scenes litter my mind,my eyes ache.Leaving my head heavy,like scrambled radio waves. I catch a news flash,I can’t quite rememberwhat is important.The needle is stuck,repeat, repeat.Another listen? I named my first blog Decoding Static, as well as my twitter account, because that is […]

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Review : Polly Scattergood Gig

Pennies in our pockets Who is the weather girl with the pretty little pearl or two? The anger released as Polly Scattergood sings must be fun and healing. The openness of Polly’s lyrics is what drew me to her songs, the emotions she emits as she tells her stories moves us into her world and […]

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