Political Brief: Creepy Sleepy Tumblr => Political Brief Tumblr

Link: Political Brief: Creepy Sleepy Tumblr => Political Brief Tumblr

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Howdy! The Creepy Sleepy Tumblr has been upgraded (read: rebranded) as the Political Brief Tumblr.

As I wrote about a few days ago, we’re going through a few changes at Creepy Sleepy. Because our primary group is full-up with life tasks we’ve decided to ‘donate’ this Tumblr to our friends at…

politicalbrief: Howdy! The Creepy Sleepy Tumblr has been upgraded (read: rebranded) as the Political Brief Tumblr. As I wrote about a few days ago, we’re going through a few changes at Creepy Sleepy. Because our primary group is full-up with life tasks we’ve decided to ‘donate’ this Tumblr to our friends at…

Political Brief: Creepy Sleepy Tumblr => Political Brief Tumblr

politicalbrief:
Howdy! The Creepy Sleepy Tumblr has been upgraded (read: rebranded) as the Political Brief Tumblr. As I wrote about a few days ago, we’re going through a few changes at Creepy Sleepy. Because our primary group is full-up with life tasks we’ve decided to ‘donate’ this Tumblr to our friends at… 

Political Brief: Creepy Sleepy Tumblr => Political Brief Tumblr

Whatever Happened to Alternative Nation? Part 8: 1997: The ballad of Oasis and Radiohead

Whatever Happened to Alternative Nation? Part 8: 1997: The ballad of Oasis and Radiohead:

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The brilliant series Whatever Happened to Alternative Nation by Steve Hayden forThe AV Club continues with a look at the brit-rock invasion of the late 90s.

Read Whatever Happened to Alternative Nation Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5,Part 6, and Part 7.

Transcending suckiness is the very essence of Definitely Maybe. Given what Oasis became, “Rock ’N’ Roll Star” might smack of the same old self-aggrandizing chest-thumping that people eventually tired of. But Noel Gallagher was a failed criminal and ex-roadie from Manchester when he wrote “Rock ’N’ Roll Star.” It’s a song about the dream of being famous by a guy seeking the freedom that great wealth has always represented to poor people locked into generations of boredom and decay. I didn’t grow up on the hardscrabble streets of Manchester, where dyslexic Noel struck out as an attempted house burglar at 18 and ended up carrying amps for forgotten Brit-rockers Inspiral Carpets, and his brother Liam eked out the equivalent of $100 a week painting fences after getting kicked out of school at 15 for fighting. But with three years of junior-high-school hell in my rearview mirror, I was all about escaping my past. Oasis had seemingly willed itself into becoming rich and famous.  I had a lot to learn from them…

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