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Arts Writer — Guardian
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Gin and The Bee Gees, that's about the size of it

Why Family Tree by Thompson is the one album you should hear this week - video — Alexis Petridis recommends the album Family by Thompson, a collaboration between folk legends Richard and Linda Thompson, their singer-songwriter son Teddy and various other relatives. 'Sean Lennon, you know what I mean,' sings Teddy in a song about musical families

Sleaford Mods: Chubbed Up+ review — No one could describe Sleaford Mods as an overnight success: Jason Williamson started releasing music under the name eight years ago. But the sheer speed at which they've shifted from underground concern to cause célèbre is still striking.

Producer Giorgio Moroder feels love - and releases first album for 30 years — That legendary disco producer Giorgio Moroder has announced his first album for 30 years, complete with guest appearances from Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears, doesn't come as a huge surprise.

Do They Know It’s Christmas review - in tune with non-musical times — On YouTube, there is an amazing clip of Band Aid's forgotten live appearance on the 1984 Christmas Top Of The Pops. The performance of Do They Know It's Christmas? perhaps speaks louder of the era's excesses than the earnest business of charity fundraising - a number of the participants look as if they may have availed themselves too freely of refreshments before taking the stage.

Six reasons why Desert Island Discs is the perfect radio programme — The BBC's Desert Island Discs this week celebrated its 3,000th episode, which is music to the ears because: Foreigners, while welcome guests, don't see that the highest honour this rainy island can give is to invite you to choose eight gramophone records, one book (not the Bible or Shakespeare) and one luxury.

Dave Grohl: ‘You don’t need a needle hanging out of your arm to be a rock star’ — Dave Grohl is a man of many talents. He is also a prolific, inventive swearer. Between expletives, he tells Alexis Petridis about the Foo Fighters' guest-laden new album - and why its accompanying TV series sees him jamming with Bad Brains and hanging with the US president

Pink Floyd: The Endless River review - a fitting footnote to their career — Most observers assumed the story of Pink Floyd had ended nine years ago, on the Live 8 stage in Hyde Park, with an awkward group hug that at least one band member had to be visibly coerced into joining.

What have Katie Price and Oscar Pistorius been chatting about? — This week, Lost in Showbiz arrives bearing important news for the intellectuals among its readership: no, it can't imagine there are many of them either, but let's press on. Thinkers and scholars, stop whatever it is that you're doing!

Does Kim Kardashian have her eye on your bottom? — To Los Angeles, where Lost in Showbiz learns that a landmark court case may be brewing. It derives this knowledge from a feature in leading legal periodical Closer magazine, headlined KIM KARDASHIAN FUMES OVER BOTTOM "COPYCAT".

Young Fathers: misfits deserving of their Mercury prize win — As ever, the 2014 Mercury prize attracted controversy and criticism. This year, however, the loudest of it came from an unlikely source. Not an upstart blogger or NME hack, but an august broadsheet rock critic, seemingly angry that the nominees weren't boring enough.
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Nov 06, 2014

@hopeformen I've just made a video about you! Out tomorrow morning.

Nov 06, 2014

This forthcoming Natalie Prass album is bloody great. Sunshine on a grey day.…

Oct 24, 2014

@BBCJFCulture hi am currently in the US, but will follow - DM me!

Oct 15, 2014

RT @domjoly: FYI- @alexispetridis I had 1 meeting with @runaview - got on board- have now read letters sent using my name- I am no longer involved

Oct 15, 2014

@hylandian One of Louis' acts forced to sing the "for MASH get SMASH" jingle over and over again for three minutes.

Oct 15, 2014

@iamnicksimpson @girlonthenet @joemuggs Also, I'm sure they're paying for other elements of their business, e.g. PR. So why not writing?

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