Category Archives: the_cardiac

Make way for the self-made man

Until maybe two months ago, I could only tell you so much about Edwyn Collins. He did “A Girl Like You,” and was in Orange Juice, who were on Postcard Records, which were something Scottish and exclusive and indie, oh, … Continue reading

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Friday's Big Adventure, or: do you wish that the Wombles were real?

You should never meet your heroes. Unless they’re cheery Midland heroes with crazy hair, gleeful grins and a manner like they’re talking to a semi-regular acquaintance. The bouncers at the Cardiac, presumably sick of Carling and its pissy lagers, discouraged … Continue reading

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CarZoLingAcaDiac has a ring to it, doesn't it?

Attention, Oxford musical types! If you’re not calling the new Carling Academy The CarDiac by the end of the month, you’re nobody. (Obligatory ptui: Carling, o tempura, o vegetables, où sont les boîtes d’antan etc?)

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