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amir member since: monday 17 november 03
"No wonder you're looking thin, when all that you live on is lipgloss and cigarettes.."
Hi. I'm Amir.

This is where I epouse on my love of music, art and culture in general.

I'm a teacher.

I have a strange name, but pretty simple tastes.

If there's one thing life has taught me, that you should never be surprised by surprise.

Read on...

(By the way, the quote above is from the song 'Lipgloss' by Pulp, just in case you're wondering...).
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 latest weblog published Jan 31, 2008 | 4 replies

So, this is goodbye Collective.

All good things must come to an end as they say, and here it is.

I've written tons of stuff for this site, it's been lauded, loathed, criticised and critiqued but either way I've enjoyed it.

Writing my opinions on music has always been a pastime of mine since I wrote for the Student Union mag back in the day - I think I've refined my art and maybe if I was a bit younger I could have gone into music journalism full-time. But hey, such is life.

I'd like to say a few things before I sign off properly, so here goes.

Firstly - to my students who read this - do some bloody work for once! You're not given GCSEs in slacking and you've only got 4 months to turn it round.

Second - to the one who I won't mention - send me a message, damn it!!!

Thirdly, goodbye. The Facebook group is up at and if you wish to join you're more than welcome. It'd be good to keep the Collective flame alive.

And, finally - the ultimate... My favourite songs of all time...

Joy Division - 'Transmission'
Oasis - 'Live Forever'
Pulp - 'Common People'
The Beach Boys - 'Hang On To Your Ego'
De La Soul - 'Eye Know'
Armand Van Helden - 'You Don't Know'
The Velvet Underground - 'What Goes On'
Primal Scream - 'Come Together'
The Jackson 5 - 'I Want You Back'
Belle And Sebastian - 'Lazy Line Painter Jane'
The Stone Roses - 'She Bangs The Drums'
Sam and Dave - 'Hold On, I'm Coming'
T-Rex - 'Hot Love'
The Verve - 'This Is Music'
The Chemical Brothers - 'The Private Psychedelic Reel'
Daft Punk - 'One More Time'
Arctic Monkeys - 'A Certain Romance'
Television - 'Marquee Moon'
Spiritualized - 'Medication'
Cornershop - '6 Am Jullander Shere'
Manic Street Preachers - 'Motorcycle Emptiness'
The All Seeing I - 'Walk Like A Panther'
Primal Scream - 'Shoot Speed/Kill Light'
Smokey Robinson - 'The Tears Of A Clown'
Johnny Cash - 'Folsom Prison Blues'
Iggy Pop And The Stooges - 'Raw Power'
Creedence Clearwater Revival - 'Fortunate Son'
Happy Mondays - 'Kinky Afro'
Dexy's Midnight Runners - 'Liars, A To E'
My Bloody Valentine - 'Only Shallow'
The Fall - 'Cruiser's Creek'
David Bowie - 'Starman'
The Strokes - 'Hard To Explain'
Super Furry Animals - 'God! Show Me Magic'
Sonic Youth - 'Sugar Kane'
New Order - 'Everything's Gone Green'
Prince - 'Let's Go Crazy'
The Specials - 'A Message To You, Rudy'
The Jesus And Mary Chain - 'Never Understand'
Nirvana - 'Scentless Apprentice'
Pere Ubu - 'Non Alignment Pact'
The Rapture - 'House Of The Jealous Lovers'
Doves - 'There Goes The Fear'
The Smiths - 'Bigmouth Strikes Again'
Suede - 'So Young'
REM - 'Pop Song '89'
The KLF - 'What Time Is Love?'
Wire - 'Ex Lion Tamer'


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