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31 December 2018

The Top 11 Things of 2018: A Bumper Crop

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The flesh is weak but the spirit is strong. 2018 was another tough health year (though I did manage to get a diagnosis of my “complex chronic disease” after a dozen years of trying), with one surgery and 78 different health-related appointments. As a result, this site and I lay …

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2 October 2011

GOMEZ – Live in Vancouver PHOTO GALLERY/WORDS

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Brilliantly warm and relaxed gig from Gomez, plus a revival of a ton of those amazing Bring it On tracks. Plus, some really wicked lighting, so marvel at the enormo gallery of pictures from the Vancouver Commodore Ballroom show on September 26.

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21 March 2010

GALLERY: Last Week in Music

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‘Tis the season to have a pop-rock-dance-drum n’ bass-singer-songwriter-hip-hop-indie-alt freakout. This week has been particularly rocktacular, so lay a cornea on pics of Gomez, Efterklang, Mike Doughty, Old Money, The Manvils, Dragonette, Pendulum, John Digweed and Postdata.

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18 March 2010

Interview: Gomez on New Album =”More Balls, More Swagger”

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How the hell did the BackstageRider end up drinking Beck’s and talking Beck with Gomez while watching Danish band Efterklang? The story starts in 1998. And then weaves its way to 2010 and the Cultural Olympiad in which Tom Gray discusses what he wants from the band’s new album… and it isn’t wallpaper. Click through for exclusive pics and interview.

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