Tracey Thorn is a musician and writer, best known as one half of Everything but the Girl. She writes the fortnightly “Off the Record” column for the New Statesman. Her latest book is Naked at the Albert Hall.
Off the Record.
The best course of action in these times? Read old books for all the answers.
You inch and shuffle along. You start to feel you might get crushed. But you know you’re going in the right direction.
“That was George Michael!” we both shouted. “And he was driving the car we want!”
A strange, embattled year it’s been, but here we still are.
It’s only a few days after the election when I go to see Chaim Tannenbaum sing.
I grew up knowing that Dad never fought in the war: it ended just in time.
There's little rage or doubt in the music of Liam and Noel Gallagher.
Where Red Wedge sailed on optimism, pop and politics today make odd partners.
It felt rude and fun to reject the Beatles – like laughing at businessmen in bowler hats. But after seeing Eight Days a Week, I might just feel differently.
No country has ever left the EU before, so there's no map for where we're going.
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