Blur Top 30. Number 20 – There are too many of us

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If writing this top 30 list wasn’t difficult enough Blur just go ahead and make another fantastic album.  Thanks Damon you’ve just caused me a massive head ache.  It’s been a year since I last added to this list and I never really expected another album to come out. This list may need to be tweaked a little bit but I’m sure I can make space to put some of the new tracks into it. Talking about new tracks number 20 is ‘There are too many of us’ from the new album ‘The magic whip’ released in 2015.

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The Great Pride and Sacrifice of Lincolnshire

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During the early 1900’s Lincolnshire was seen as a peaceful farming county famous for its agricultural manufacturers and luscious crops.  When war broke out in 1914 the county didn’t keep to their restful nature, instead the seemingly hushed part of England pulled out all the shots to help with the war effort.  The war changed the area forever, it’s believed around 18,000 Lincolnshire people sacrificed their lives in the Great War and with that we get many tales of heroics and pain.

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The peaceful city that gave birth to the greatest war machine in history

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World War One began on July 28 1914 and the impact of that war is still being remembered to this day .  One place in particular not only helped turned the tide of the war into the allies favour but altered future warfare forever.
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Beginners guide to: Playing the Ukulele

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After a few lessons you can look just as cool as this guy…maybe…probably not

The brilliance of learning to play the ukulele is that it’s not like a guitar or piano where it can take months to learn and the cost of lessons can be expensive.  It’s one of the cheapest and easiest instruments to play and you can be an expert in a couple of weeks.  Continue reading

Do American Jews still support the influential pro-Israeli lobby groups?

Jewish and Christian religious groups demonstrate in support of Israel near the United Nations headquarters September 21, 2011 in New York as the annual UN General Assembly continues. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Jewish and Christian religious groups demonstrate in support of Israel near the United Nations headquarters September 21, 2011 in New York as the annual UN General Assembly continues. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

News stories that concern the Middle East are a regular occurrence with many news organisations reporting the Arab-Israeli conflict on a daily basis.   But not all news concerning the conflict between Israel and Palestine happens in those countries; one important story that could show a sign of change comes from America.   Continue reading

Comic Con Trailer Run-down

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So it’s that time again where nerds from across the globe rejoice in all that is geek culture.  This years comic con was a huge success and maybe proving to be the most exciting and hyped convention to date.  These conventions used to show fans one or maybe two teaser trailers a year but now you’d expect several four minute trailers, a behind the scenes, a cast Q+A and trailer breakdowns by all your favourite Youtubers.  We are getting a greedy bunch but we will always have that desire to find out as much information as possible before the films hit our screens. Take Suicide Squad for instance; that film won’t be out until August 2016 but already we’ve seen the full cast, a trailer and have already witnessed Jared Leto’s Joker.  Now we have to wait more then a year for the thing to come out and there’s not much more to show us apart from the movie itself.  
Anyway, rant over, lets get to the trailers themselves.  What was good, what was bad and what is there to get hyped about?

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