Notebook Letters 12.

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Rayanne Graff

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21st Dec 2013 at 10:28 pm

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I can't help think what would have happened if the guy who lit the torch got to the other end and it blew out. Would he have to do it again? And when we light the torch, will some hoodie come and steal it? The mind ponders.

Samurai Sam

That guy was just for the cameras. Little Yang Peiyi was up there with a flint doing all the work.

Zine; 18th of August, 2008; 3/5.
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Rayanne Graff

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21st Dec 2013 at 11:19 pm

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Burke is Christmas No 1

Alexandra Burke has entered the charts at No 1, with her cover of Hallelujah giving The X Factor's Simon Cowell his fourth consecutive Christmas No 1.

Burke sold 576, 000 copies, with Jeff Buckley's version selling 81, 00 at No 2. It's the first time since Singin' The Blues in 1957, that the same song has been at No 1 and No 2 in the chart.

Leonard Cohen's original version entered the chart at No 36.

1/7.

Arcade Fire boxed in

Arcade Fire have confirmed they have written the score for Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly's new film.

After initially denying they would do the whole score, Wim Butler said they have now written The Box's soundtrack.

"Me, Regine and Owen did this Mellotron orchestral stuff," he told Pitchfork. "It's instrumental. No songs." He added the band were "really excited" about work on their next proper album.

2/7.

Sparro happy to be gold

Sam Sparro has admitted that Black And Gold has overshadowed the rest of his self-titled debut album.

"It's totally dominated everything else I've written," Sparro told PS. "It's not the way I would have wanted it, of course not, but I'm not so down about that as people might think.

He added: "I've had a massive hit, even it's only one so far. It's one more than I'd bargained for, so why moan?"

3/7.

G'N'R drummer in rehab

Ex Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler has been ordered into rehab.

Adler has been ordered by a Los Angeles court to take part in the state-sanctioned treatment programme in order to avoid a prison sentence, after he was convicted in July of possession and being under the influence of drugs.

Since the conviction, Adler, who was fired in 1990 for his drug intake, has appeared on a VH1 celebrity rehab show.

4/7.

MIA, Cool Kids find Karma

MIA has launched her own fashion range, Extended Merch. The T-shirts, leggings and bodysuits are inspired by the imagery from her Arular and Kala album covers, and are at karmaloop.com. The site is hosting a competition to design a T-shirt for The Cool Kids, with a prize of $10, 000.

M83 release Kim & Jessie, the third single from his Saturdays = Youth album, on February 2. It's backed by remixes from Montag and Data.

5/7.

Jets, Hands dropped

Mystery Jets and Cut Off Your Hands have been cropped by 679 Records. The label, which previously dropped The Futureheads, The Polyphonic Spree and The Stills, are now concentrating on Little Boots and Marina & The Diamonds.

Momus is giving away the six albums he recorded for Creation, with a track-by-track guide, at imomus.livejournal.com. Nick Currie said he doubts that Sony, who own the albums' rights, will ever release them.

6/7.

Macca sees the light

Paul McCartney has warned fans not to expected unreleased Beatles song Carnival of Light to be a classic.

The 14-minute experimental song was recorded in 1967, and McCartney said last month that he hoped the song would finally be released soon.

He told The Times: "People think there's another Strawberry Fields, but this is more plinky-plonky. I like it, but it's not to everyone's taste."

7/7.

Teletext page 821; 22nd of December, 2008.
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Rayanne Graff

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21st Dec 2013 at 11:37 pm

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If Zine Had An Olympics

Mondo Ray and Daddypoos would be in the stock, we'd see who's best at throwing pilchards at them.
There'd be a newbie judging contest, the good rewarded by Little Blue Fox with kittens and fudge.
The bad would be sent into a punishment room with Princess Psycho.
I'd ask if anyone had good ideas for letters. Those who did would be rewarded with chocolate frogs.
Then I would write in with all the ideas and steal all the credit.

Juicy Strawberry, Hector's House

You're our very own Lin Miaoke.

Zine; 18th of August, 2008; 4/5.
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Rayanne Graff

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21st Dec 2013 at 11:43 pm

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* American literature has become more emotional and British books less so.

* Jaffa cakes are MPs' favourite tea-time snack.

* Russian bears get addicted to aviation fuel.

* South Korean media often refer to national politicians using only their initials.

* Despite huge variations in appearance, there is only one species of giant squid.

* Noam Chomsky's tipple is gin and topic.

* Relative to population size, Malta receives the most asylum applications.

* Twitter's logo used to be a garish green.

* Locust is the only insect considered kosher.

* Sydney Harbour ferry "the Anne Sergeant" is named after a netball coach.

10 things we didn't know last week; Ceefax page 129; 22nd of March, 2013.
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Rayanne Graff

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22nd Dec 2013 at 12:09 am

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Gold? Or Old?

On the premise that the oldies are the goodies: "Are you a pole vaulter?" "Nein, I am a German, but how did you know my name?".

Mondo

Yes, there's no cultural insensitivity like old cultural insensitivity.

Zine; 18th of August, 2008; 5/5.
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Rayanne Graff

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22nd Dec 2013 at 12:14 am

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I love Goldfrapp's first three albums, and I've lost count of the amount of times I've seen them live. But I'd hardly call Seventh Tree innovative. A brave step by the duo, yes, but innovative? No.

I dig it out from time to time, hoping for that eureka moment when it all makes sense. But, a couple of songs aside, it's still a big disappointment compared to those first three albums. Steve Clark

The Void; Teletext page 825; 22nd of December, 2008; 1/7.
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Rayanne Graff

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22nd Dec 2013 at 12:16 am

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Smokin'

Cultural insensitivity? Jeez, how does a play on words have anything to do with a yoghurt allergy?

Thank God I'm an atheist. Now I need a tab * ooops * I mean a fag * oops * sorry, a ciggy. Can I say Hooway my 'andsome, or would that be miscegenation?

Mondo

That's a filthy habit you've got there, Mondo. The smoking's no good either.

Zine; 19th of August, 2008; 1/5.
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Rayanne Graff

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22nd Dec 2013 at 11:09 am

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* "Rose-water novel" is the French term for Mills and Boon-style books.

* Teenagers who stay up late tend to be more intelligent than their early-to-bed peers.

* Songs stuck in your head can be shifted by solving an anagram.

* South Africa was included in the BRICS as it made for a better acronym than Nigeria.

* You can pay for a front row seat in the US Supreme Court.

* Open plan offices stem from the idea of "Burolandschaft", meaning office landscaping.

* Female Amazonian turtles are the only turtles to care for their young.

* Almost half of the French- 43%- drink mineral water with their meals.

* The last Etonian to have a Number One hit in the UK was Humphrey Lyttleton.

* At a Swedish dinner party you should never fold your napkin and put it on the table before the hostess has done so.

10 things we didn't know last week; Ceefax page 129; 29th of March, 2013.
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Rayanne Graff

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22nd Dec 2013 at 11:12 am

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Kill the younglings

The problem I seem to have with my Padawans is that they tend to go to "The Dark Side", well, it does have better medical insurance and you can do cool things like Force-choking people and massacring Younglings. But they don't have Hello Kitty light sabres and blueberry muffins, which is a major downside.

Princess Psycho

I can't wait for the bit where it turns out Mondo is your father.

Zine; 19th of August, 2008; 2/5.
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Rayanne Graff

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22nd Dec 2013 at 11:15 am

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People who dismiss manufacture pop as glorified karaoke are spectacularly missing the point. Nobody manages a product to be terrible.

For all the passionless pop out there like Steps and Westlife, there are also some great bands where producers and writers put their talents to use on acts who make money, thus letting their labels plough the profits into news bands. To dismiss a whole genre is insanity. Kirkland Ciccone

The Void; Teletext page 825; 22nd of December, 2008; 2/7.
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Rayanne Graff

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22nd Dec 2013 at 11:20 am

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Noobs out on page 3

There's a few clots clogging up Zine. It needs fresh blood to get the heart pumping and the juices flowing (oh, crikey!). It's a sticky job and not for the faint-hearted, but I don't mind getting my paws dirty. I need something to get my teeth into now that the price of lamb has gone way beyond my grasp (although I'm unavailable on the 18th- it's a full moon). Before you do ask, YES, I do bite... but only in Welsh.

SheWolf

What a howler.

Zine; 19th of August, 2008; 3/5.
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Rayanne Graff

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22nd Dec 2013 at 1:28 pm

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* The most "urban" job in America- that is, with the highest concentration in areas- is flight attendants.

* Holly Golightly, heroine of Breakfast at Tiffany's, was originally going to be called Connie Gustafson.

* Female octopuses stretch further to reach for food, resaerchers in Italy say.

* Jeremy Clarkson's exploits on Top Gear are avidly followed by many people in Iran.

* Exhaled breath can act as a "fingerprint" for individuals.

* More than 100 billion Earth-like planets that could be home to life may exist in our galaxy.

* Ordinary televisions can be used to track aircraft.

* People who complete secondary school are, on average,
1cm taller in old age than those who don't.

* All the gold in the world could fit into a cube with sides of just 20m (67ft).

* It costs £50 a week to feed a 23kg rabbit- the world's largest.

10 things we didn't know last week; Ceefax page 129; 5th of April, 2013.
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Rayanne Graff

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22nd Dec 2013 at 1:31 pm

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Nervous

A-level results, you came today,
I hope that you, involve an A,
and another, and one more,
I'll accept another, but I've not done four.
A-level results, in my dream,
I got two Is, also, an E,
they don't even, give out Is,
I woke up when I realised

Vigil-Anti-Fail-strom

Well, I'll give you an A for effort.

Zine; 19th of August, 2008; 4/5.
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Rayanne Graff

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22nd Dec 2013 at 1:35 pm

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I agree with Rich about Rick Rubin's talents. Rubin producing Leonard Cohen's next album? I'd buy it. As for Simon Cowell, his favourite song on Desert Island Discs was Mack The Knife. Says it all, really. Mike Purslow

Whatever by Oasis always reminds me of the £100 I lost when East 17 beat them to Christmas No 1. I had £10 on them at 9/ 1 the week before. I don't know, E17 probably still get £8-a-year royalties. There's no justice. Kieron Blackburn

The Void; Teletext page 825; 22nd of December, 2008; 3/7.
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Rayanne Graff

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22nd Dec 2013 at 1:38 pm

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Dear Princess

Hate to say this, Princess, but you were a newbie once. And believe me, then and now you still aren't great. I thought things are supposed to mature with age, like a fine wine or cheese. Clearly you missed the memo but got the maggots. Chill, lady.

Elden Ray

* Battens down hatches, retreats to bomb shelter beneath Teletext Towers *

Zine; 19th of August, 2008; 5/5.
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