Sam Dix
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Sam is a second year Political Science student at the University of Birmingham. He listens to music, plays music and writes about music, rarely at the same time. He reviews albums and live acts in his blog

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Exams: Time for a change

(0) Comments | Posted 19 May 2013 | (19:48)

The debate around the use of examinations for arts based subjects pops up this time every year then duly disappears just as the damned things themselves do; and this is half the problem.
A sustained argument on the waste of time that are arts and humanities examinations can never...

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The Real Reason 'Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead' Is Unreasonable

(0) Comments | Posted 12 April 2013 | (22:25)

Following the recent death of Margaret Thatcher the BBC have announced they will be playing 'Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead' after a campaign to get it to Number 1 in the singles chart; well, four seconds of it anyway. In what Radio 1 Controller, Ben Cooper, has...

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Finding a New Groove: Why We Won't Miss HMV as Much as We Think

(0) Comments | Posted 15 January 2013 | (22:50)

It has recently been announced that HMV is set to enter administration and that around 4000 jobs are at risk. There seems to be ringing inevitability about the chain's demise; in fact, we've all really been predicting its downfall for a while now. Ever since Fopp...

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David Bowie: What We Can Expect From 'The Next Day'

(0) Comments | Posted 9 January 2013 | (14:19)

Bowie's back and its excellent. His new song, 'Where Are We Now?' was released on his 66th Birthday and the video features himself and a woman in 'face in a hole' puppets in front of a black and white video montage of Berlin, a place where he spent...

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Faux-Folk: What Is It So Smug About?

(0) Comments | Posted 6 January 2013 | (13:24)

Just recently I came across this video. There wasn't any sound so all I could see was a handful of people wandering round what seemed like an old wooden house with a group of people that looked as though they were having an excellent time (apparently without the...

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2013: The Year of Peace

(0) Comments | Posted 27 December 2012 | (18:41)

It's been a long time coming. At times it looked like it would never arrive. It seemed like it didn't matter how much it was desired, by how ever many people, we were all going to simply put up with it. However, the time seems to have come. At last,...

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