Notebook Letters 9.

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Rayanne Graff

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10th Jun 2011 at 1:47 pm

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My Brother

Yesterday my Brother, aged 31, decided to taste my strawberry bubble bath ("keep out of reach of children. This is not a food").

He learned that a) strawberry bubble bath tastes nothing like real strawberries and b) it makes you foam at the mouth if you gargle with water.

The One With The Mighty Antlers

Still doesn't sound as bad as getting soap in your eyes.

Zine; 19th of December, 2005; 3/7.
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Rayanne Graff

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10th Jun 2011 at 1:53 pm

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I don't go to anywhere near as many gigs as I used to, because of the ridiculous cost of tickets. Prices have shot up in recent years, as have booking fees and "transaction charges," whatever they are.

I'm just not prepared to shell out that kind of money on a band who may be cack. Maybe the credit crunch will convince promoters to get ticket prices back down to a reasonable level, but I'm not holding my breath. The Doc

The Void; Teletext page 827; 14th of October, 2008; 1/7.
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Rayanne Graff

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10th Jun 2011 at 4:18 pm

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Thought For The Day

If God isn't real and just a figment of our imagination then doesn't that mean we created God?

Like I said, just a thought.

Souroff Dark Lord of Dormor

God knows.

Zine; 19th of December, 2005; 4/7.
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Rayanne Graff

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10th Jun 2011 at 4:26 pm

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Oasis got to No 3 with a single that had no real B-side and that was out just a week before its album. Every Oasis album has produced songs for the "discerning punter," not that I'd expect sneerers to admit it. Aaron O'Neill

Cliché it may be, but the ones at heart of Annie's failure are her label, Island. If they spent less time trying to flog more copies of Back To Black and more on promo, Annie wouldn't be in this situation. New Rave Snail

The Void; Teletext page 827; 14th of October, 2008; 2/7.
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Rayanne Graff

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10th Jun 2011 at 4:36 pm

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Fab Idea

Good idea, Ambiguous Snail! Why don't we just exile everyone we don't like!

That way all the bad bands from the ch... I mean all the songs from the charts would disappear.

The DeLorean That Got Stuck By Lightning

Does that include Crazy Frog? Let's do it!

Zine; 19th of December, 2005; 5/7.
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Rayanne Graff

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10th Jun 2011 at 4:42 pm

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I expected a great show at Manchester Apollo from Art Garfunkel, but he was an apologetic little man with no charisma and a pleasant voice. It was relaxing, like being soothed to sleep by your mum as a child, but that was it.

He seems to still be missing Paul Simon. There were glimmers of the performer he must have been: if he could have sung it all with the passion he gave Troubled Water, it would have been a night to remember. Efils God

The Void; Teletext page 827; 14th of October, 2008; 3/7.
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Rayanne Graff

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10th Jun 2011 at 4:48 pm

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Emma Signs Off

So, y'all wondering what happened to the angel? Well, this will be my last goodbye before I leave y'all for good.

I've married David Walliams and am living in a London mansion. We met at a venue with instant chemistry. We have a little Dave on the way and are very happy. I will miss you, WLW.

Emma-the-li'l'-angel

"Yeah, I know" sounds bitty to me.

Zine; 19th of December, 2005; 6/7.
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Rayanne Graff

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10th Jun 2011 at 4:54 pm

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Who cares what Sid Vicious would have advertised? He's the sort who would have gone on Celebrity Big Brother. Punk was filled with wannabes, the biggest mis-step in the history of rock & roll. Trying to create a year zero to replace the likes of zep was idiocy. Punk was meant for children but became the preserve of posh snobs. Croydon Ian

The beauty of Marc Bolan's lyrics was that you interpreted your own meaning. That takes genius. Peter Penham

The Void; Teletext page 827; 14th of October, 2008; 5/7.
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Rayanne Graff

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10th Jun 2011 at 4:57 pm

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A New Idea

How to upset fellow Christmas diners:

Order a steak to get a steak knife and then shout out that you're not usually allowed anything sharp. But hey, it's Christmas!

The Barking Tree

Not bad. Any ideas for getting out of eating sprouts?

Zine; 19th of December, 2005; 7/7.
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Rayanne Graff

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10th Jun 2011 at 5:11 pm

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Following Earls' 9/10 review of The Incredible Flight of Birdman, there's a free album, Superheroes of Science, available for download which the band contributed to. It's available from intercontinentalmusiclab.com. DJ Gordy

Not only was Marc Bolan a lyrical genius, he wrote some great lyrics like Child Star. Also, thanks to Earls for his positive review of Brett Anderson. At least someone in the UK press still values a great talent. Gerard Tremers

The Void; Teletext page 827; 14th of October, 2008; 5/7.
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Rayanne Graff

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10th Jun 2011 at 5:14 pm

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Text Maniacs

Mechanic Monkey Until I'm measured I'm not known, yet how you miss me when I have flown. What am I?

Apart from confusing, I've no idea.

Blaido No, I'm not Welsh; I only have a Welsh name. Besides, I live in Liverpool.

Scouse or Welsh? You decide.

Zine; 20th of December, 2005; 1/7.
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Rayanne Graff

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10th Jun 2011 at 5:20 pm

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The self-titled Innerpartysystem debut album is a gem, electro-rock with amazing lyrics. It pulls you in and doesn't let you go. Jules Kirby

Paul McCartney says The Fireman could be the biggest embarrassment of his career. Thanks for the tip-off. If it's worse than Give Ireland Back To The Irish, Ebony And Ivory, We All Stand Together and his shameless 9/11 cash-in, then it really must be one for us all to avoid. Tony Vegas

The Void; Teletext page 827; 14th of October, 2008; 6/7.
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Rayanne Graff

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10th Jun 2011 at 8:57 pm

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Angels!

No Longer An Angel Mechanic Monkey, I have a second-hand halo you can have if you're interested. I don't need it any more for where I'm heading.

Hand-me-down halo on anyone's list this year?

One Winged Angel My daddy was watching a film today and there was a pub in it called "The Sign of The Angel Wing"! I seem to get everywhere.

Spooky. Are you related to the pub?

Fairy Dust I went to see Cinderella at the theatre; it was fun.

Cinderella has to be the king of pantomimes.

Zine; 20th of December, 2005; 2/7.
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Rayanne Graff

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10th Jun 2011 at 10:30 pm

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Ani DiFranco/ Red Letter Year

Reviews by John Earls

As the title implies, something joyous seems to have happened to DiFranco in the last two years since her last album.

After 17 albums, she's rarely sounded more content, and it's a treat to hear DiFranco as blissed out as on Smiling Underneath and Good Luck.

But the old cliché of happiness marring creativity also applies, with several songs erring on mushy as DiFranco burrows into an MOR comfort zone. 6/10

1/6.

This Town Needs Guns/ Animals

Although citing Chicago indie acts like Maps And Atlases as inspiration, the Oxford band are more like standard emo.

There are some good intricate musical ideas at play, with Tim Collis' guitar spiralling out some intricate ideas over a tasty rhythm section.

But Stuart Smith's fake American accent grates, and the musical patterns are in place of a workable song. Limited until they overcome their influences. 6/10

2/6.

Robin Thicke/ Something Else

Best know as a songwriter for the likes of Christina Aguilera and Usher, Thicke drops the modern R & B stylings for a tribute to '70s soul.

This wouldn't be so bad, if Thivke wasn't trying to ape the gloopier parts of The Commodores' back catalogue.

Sidestep shows Thicke can do a decent mid-paced disco shuffle, but too much of it swaps one set of loverman clichés for another. 5/10

3/6.

Blood Ceremony/ Blood Ceremony

Aiming to recreate occult prog bands like Coven and Black Widow, the Canadians studied dozens of witchcraft films before writing their debut.

And if you think that means you can guess what they sound like, you're sort of right. The surprise is just how powerful the guitars are, churning like My Morning Jacket's early jams.

But Alia's comedy shrieks and Anchorman flute solos are pure parody. 6/10

4/6.

Koushik/ Out My Window

Following work with Manitoba and Four Tet, Canadian folktronica artist Koushik Ghosh steps up a gear.

As playful as Treva Whateva, as soothing as Adem and as insistent as RJD2, its laidback charm relies as much on strong tunes as it does on the sweet atmosphere.

Like hip hop filtered from the age of wind-up gramophones, it's so old-school it's wonderfully antediluvian.

5/6.

Emilana Torrini/ Bristol Trinity

Review by Ollie Holtam

Two additional band members are added to cope with the more in-depth and bigger sound of Torrini's new album, aired here for the first time. It helps that the sound quality is near-perfect.

Upbeat pop songs like Jungle Drum which she can afford to throw in mid-set, are a marvel.

But it's the strength and profundity of Gun and Birds that show how far Torrini has come musically and lyrically.

6/6.

Teletext page 824; 14th of October, 2008.
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Rayanne Graff

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10th Jun 2011 at 10:51 pm

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Jaffas

I have now finished college for that hated of holidays, Christmas. Oh joy, two weeks of coldness and shut shops, but I digress: I have learned something new in the world of Jaffa.

They're making raspberry and blackcurrant ones! Is this good or bad? More Jaffas for the people, or changing the perfect recipe.

The Vegetarian Haggis

Controversial. You can't improve on perfection.

Zine; 20th of December, 2005; 4/7.
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