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.
“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.
The Björk Digital “exhibition” turns out to be more mundane, but at least she doesn't need a large brandy to appear as a hologram.
“Dear life coach, I’m not being facetious but, now you mention it, there is one small area of my life I want to change. . ."
"As a mother", I know Calpol dosages and revision guidelines. That doesn't mean I have a bigger stake in our society's future.
From Trump to Brexit, the world is changing fast - and we need intelligent, incisive journalism more than ever.
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