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OK. Normal service has been resumed. Last week things got so busy here at the Sun that the music column had to be moved online due to an unavoidable constriction of the entertainment section. You can find it there, but I'll give you a quick summary...

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Columns are the opposite of concerts, at least in the order things happen. In a column, indeed in pretty much every story in this paper, you start with the most important stuff. “Don't bury the lede” they tell you in journalism school,...

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Maybe it's because it's August. Is it spring already? For whatever reason, the Bay is alive with the sound of music.Some weeks are a little quiet and I can witter on at a little more length. Other weeks it just the facts – this is one...

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We continue the occasional series wherein Winston expounds on things that currently make him happy. Tired of election billboards of people looking like psycho killers? Let Winston put a smiley face by the side of your road. 121) Everything is Awesome!...

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Everyone I talk to is going over the hill – finally they have a good reason to visit Hamilton.Hush my mouth. There are, of course, many good reasons to go to Hamilton. Give me a few minutes and I'll think of one. Okay. We'll get back...

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Neil Young goes mad, and other news...I like Neil Young; have done for decades. But, after a life of eccentricity, he would appear to have gone completely mad.Which is okay of course. Some of my best friends are completely mad. It can make for interesting...

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Musicians generally hibernate during winter but there's always stuff bubbling away beneath the surface.That whole cold winter vibe just doesn't seem so conducive to going out and gigging. Or perhaps it's that musicians don't trust...

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Who thought a music column was a good idea while the FIFA World Cup is happening?I've never been good at multitasking and I don't seem to be improving. So it's best not to have any distractions while this enthralling competition takes...

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They say there is no such thing as bad publicity, but that's a load of rubbish.Just ask Mel Gibson or The Dixie Chicks. Or Gary Glitter. Publicity can destroy a career as easily as it can make it.And while it's easy to say it's not the...

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Last week I was inspired and, dammit, this week I'm still inspired.It's a good thing. Like walking around on little clouds of happiness. And I have – surprisingly – Mark Zuckerberg to thank. For last week's whole inspiring...

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