Bloomberg News/TV. Rock Critic. Editor. Author, All You Need Is Rock; Dictionary Rock&Pop etc. Fellow, Royal Soc of Arts. Opinions my own, RTs not endorsements.

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Column syndicated worldwide. I edit Muse copy over a wide range of topics and manage staff and freelances. I also worked for ITN, Sunday Times and Press Association. I read PPE at Oxford.

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Mark Beech - Stretching It

Mark Beech - No Brainer — By Mark Beech.The coldrainpinpricks the cheek -like an icystingfrom a wasp,without a clue..The greyhailfalls in sheets -like a comedownfrom above,without a message..The cruelsnowblows wind in in my face -like an insultfrom below.Without a hope..A stupiddogdetermined to defy -like a rebellostwithout a cause..Starting to sort out my poems. There's thousands of the damn things.

Jay-Z, Daft Punk Beaten by Pet Shop Boys Springsteen Song — July 17 (Bloomberg) -- The best album of 2013 so far? There are some strong contenders. Vampire Weekend's inventive CD. Surprise returns by David Bowie and My Bloody Valentine. Laura Marling's latest. Laura Mvula's debut. One name that has been on nobody's lips -- so far -- is the Pet Shop Boys.

Mark Beech - Screensaver Sky — By Mark Beech.February sun spotlight:Screensaver sky kicks in, makes good.Spring may just be ready To jump out from behind dead wood..Cue "Country House" by Blur.

Mark Beech - Wild Creatures — By Mark BeechHearts are wild creatures.That's why our ribs are cages..Brains are soft teachersIn skulls as thin as pages..Souls are brief featuresIn bodies' living stages..Mouths are the preachersUsed by babes and sages..Eyes are the beseechersUsed to beg for wages..Hearts are wild creatures.That's why our ribs are cages..

Posthumous Lines From the (Hypothetical,... — By Mark Beech . I know that where ever I put this poem it will be found and you'll publish it in my Complete Collected Works. . And those that buy it will be berks . - who reverently read it and say that it was not me but my inspiration that gave birth to it today.

Iron Hand / Velvet Glove — By Mark Beech (It's only through contradiction we get any sense of conviction it's only by breaking concentration you can get to your destination) 1 hide your hate under love iron hand/ velvet glove hide your hate under love iron hand/ velvet glove 2 get younger down the years hide

Swiss Eatery Has Light Touch for London Veggie Diners (Update2) — Jan. 8 (Bloomberg) -- It may be the antidote to that sinking feeling at the end of the holidays, when you climb onto the scale to heavy sighs. Tibits serves healthy fare, with not a turkey in sight, and the only thing customers need to weigh is their food.

(biography, brief & brutal) — By Mark Beech To Jack [I] & in two years' time, or two months' time, . your stone will be in the graveyard at sefton, giving its hackneyed tale amid thousands of similar stones, . all undistinguished : even in death, all alike & neglected : .

From Scenes From a Career: Handsworth — By Mark Beech . The morning after the night before: Wispy smoke rises through the haze, head jars with clanging alarm bells. . A man weeps in his wrecked, looted store. Headlines about the riots and blaze, sirens and sky red with bombshells. . "Just like blitz fires I knew in the war."
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